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Monday, 13 December 2010 09:52

Tegra 2 available in 100,000 + orders

Written by Fuad Abazovic
tegra

No small orders please
At least some good news for Nvidia. When it comes to Tegra 2 processor, a Developer Technology Engineer called David C. has said many times that the minimal order or Tegra 2 chips is 100,000 units.

A batch of 100,000 sounds like pretty big number but Nvidia's sales machine doesn’t want to bother with smaller fish. We do know that LG and Motorola are at least two companies who got probably even more than 100,000 chips but we would doubt that Point of View got 100K of these chips for its Tegra 2 tablet.

Tegra developers kept asking Nvidia for most of 2010 to buy smaller quantities but Nvidia didn't want to do it. Good thing is that Colibri Tegra T20 design kit was supposed to be available in Q4 2010, but we could not confirm whether this happened. The latest info said that this module was supposed to be available in December.

The 100K orders per customer also means that Nvidia will sell at least a few 100,000 batches as it won't let you buy less. However, Nvidia needs to sells millions to make some decent profit out of this quite costly and daring project.



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+5 #1 AndromedaB 2010-12-13 10:29
looking at the leaked images of the LG Star and Motorola Olympus and tablet Tegra's future seems pretty damn bright! to think tegra 3 is just over the horizon too is quite interesting... pity it took them a year to get it in anything significant but at least we're here!

EDIT: i really think they should bother selling smaller quantities, say in batches of 500 or something like that so more startups can play around
 
 
+6 #2 DarkPhoenix 2010-12-13 11:29
Quoting AndromedaB:
looking at the leaked images of the LG Star and Motorola Olympus and tablet Tegra's future seems pretty damn bright! to think tegra 3 is just over the horizon too is quite interesting... pity it took them a year to get it in anything significant but at least we're here!


Yeah, but the problems weren't related to hardware. Tegra 2 was ready for a while now and had been targeted by smartphones and tablet makers. The problem was the software used, which, in the case of tablets, simply wasn't ready. That's why you don't see many tablets around, with, or without Tegra inside.
 
 
+1 #3 Wolfdale 2010-12-13 15:02
why didnt you mention ati/amd anywhere??

you allways mention nvidia in articles about ati/amd
 
 
+3 #4 renz496 2010-12-13 15:46
Quoting Wolfdale:
why didnt you mention ati/amd anywhere??

you allways mention nvidia in articles about ati/amd


then let me ask you this first, what AMD product that currently compete with Nvidia Tegra?
 
 
+4 #5 AndromedaB 2010-12-13 18:08
Quoting Wolfdale:
why didnt you mention ati/amd anywhere??

you allways mention nvidia in articles about ati/amd

what did you want him to say? AMD sadly does not have a ARM division and therefore will probably never enter the mobile market in the foreseeable future?
 
 
+4 #6 Naterm 2010-12-13 21:31
Quoting Wolfdale:
why didnt you mention ati/amd anywhere??

you allways mention nvidia in articles about ati/amd


Because, sadly, AMD is stagnating when it comes to expanding it's market. They make CPUs for PCs and servers and they make GPUs for PCs. AMD even dropped most of ATi's non-PC business.

Meanwhile, nVidia has expanded into two new markets, embedded and HPC, and have done very well in one of them. Time will tell how well they do in the embedded market but the Tegra 2 and it's successors look like they'll be quite powerful. We'll see how good their power efficiency is.
 

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