believes it can ship up to 25 million Tegra 3 processors next year. The new chips should find their way into smartphones, tablets and even cars.
Several design wins have already been announced, or leaked, and Nvidia will be the only ARM player to offer a quad-core chip for much of 2012. However, Tegra 2 shipments won’t be as high. Although Nvidia won a bunch of Tegra 2 design wins earlier this year, progress has been slow.
Most of the design wins were Android tablets, which saw relatively little success in 2011. Apart from LG’s Optimus X2, Motorola’s first generation Atrix and Samsung’s Galaxy R, the Tegra 2 failed to gain much of a foothold in the much larger and lucrative smartphone market.