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Friday, 11 November 2011 12:11

Nvidia promises record notebook design wins

Written by Fuad Abazovic



More than 200


Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang promises more design wins for Tegra 3 compared to Tegra 2 and with Kepler notebook graphics, it also promises record design wins.

Back in December Nvidia confirmed that it had 200 design wins for Sandy Bridge notebooks, so you can expect even more. You can read about it here.

In the current fiscal quarter Q3 2012, Nvidia lost a 4 percent share compared to the last quarter as they lost Apple designs and Intel lost some market share in notebook CPU market to AMD’s Llano. At least this is what Nvidia claims. Again this is temporal, should also be visible slightly in the last quarter fiscal Q4 2012 as there is not much new that will happen.

Kepler graphics for notebooks will roughly coincide with the Ivy Bridge launch, so we are looking at the March / April timeframe and Jensen says Kepler should be more power aware and it will fit good in notebook platforms.

It looks like Nvidia is investing more in power efficiency than in big guns, as the desktop market has stayed flat for the last eight quarters and it can only go downhill from there. Thanks to some cool games and slow speed of console upgrade cycle, desktop lovers will still have their own graphics.

Rene Haas, Nvidia’s notebook business general manager promised us external graphics and in last face to face conversation he mention thunderbolt interconnection, but this new graphics segment is expected probably in 2012 after Ivy Bridge introduction.

Things should be good for Nvidia, but we are not so sure that you can put a decent discrete GPU in ultrabooks, so if this platform hits off, Nvidia might find itself in trouble. So far, Nvidia has nothing to worry about, as Intel managed to sell only a few hundred thousands of its overhyped, ultrathin MacBook Air copies.

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0 #1 Vizeroy 2011-11-11 13:36
"Back in December Nvidia confirmed"
Is this a Nvidia marketing release, which was triggered 2 months ahead of time?

At the moment it is really going down hill... 3+ "news" items for non information and marketing bla?


"current fiscal quarter Q3 2012"
Ok.. even a year ahead of time.
 
 
0 #2 nele 2011-11-11 14:28
Quoting Vizeroy:
"Back in December Nvidia confirmed"
Is this a Nvidia marketing release, which was triggered 2 months ahead of time?

At the moment it is really going down hill... 3+ "news" items for non information and marketing bla?


"current fiscal quarter Q3 2012"
Ok.. even a year ahead of time.











Google "NV fiscal quarters" - that's why it's 2012...

Also, December 2010 was 11 months ago, not 2 months from now.
 
 
0 #3 Vizeroy 2011-11-11 14:38
nele,

the text doesn't say so.
It neither says Nvidia fiscal quater, nor December 2010.

I'm just poking, because if you want to deliver a message, you need to be precise and not "Ah well.. the readers will know".
They won't (at least many of them)

One more thing:

This news will stay online a tiny bit longer than December 2011.
And from January onwards, this inprecision can bite you somewhere unpleasant.
Quotations don't care about publishing days.
Same as Rumors.
 
 
0 #4 nele 2011-11-11 16:04
Quoting Vizeroy:
nele,

the text doesn't say so.
It neither says Nvidia fiscal quater, nor December 2010.

I'm just poking, because if you want to deliver a message, you need to be precise and not "Ah well.. the readers will know".
They won't (at least many of them)

One more thing:

This news will stay online a tiny bit longer than December 2011.
And from January onwards, this inprecision can bite you somewhere unpleasant.
Quotations don't care about publishing days.
Same as Rumors.








The referenced article is from December 2010, just click the link. I have no clue why you would even assume we are talking about 2011 and last time I checked Sandy Bridge was actually on sale...

Nvidia’s fiscal quarters don’t correspond with actual dates and quarters, that’s why it clearly says “fiscal quarter”... And since the article is about Nvidia, it’s clearly Nvidia’s fiscal quarter, not GM’s or Wal-Mart’s.

Sorry, but the article is accurate and I won't change a thing.
 
 
0 #5 Vizeroy 2011-11-11 22:05
Hi Nele,

it seems I didn't state my intentions for this clear enough.
I didn't post this comments to attack or offend you in any way.

I just wanted to make you aware of how this kind of implications can be used against you.
I wasn't aware of this kind of "business" until quite recently.
We got some thorough training about how to prevent trouble with some mad lawyers.

Well at least I learned to get some further practice on wording ;)
 
 
-1 #6 Tegra 3 2011-11-12 14:13
Who is looking forward to the Tegra 3? Quad core processors now coming to smartphones in 2012. Visit www.tegra3.org for more info.
 
 
-2 #7 Cartman 2011-11-12 19:35
Nvidia promises record notebook design wins ???

What you wanna say by that is they already bribed folks :P ?
 

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