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http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20080318PD212.html

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Nvidia reportedly was in talks with VIA Technologies about a possible acquisition, but no deal was made due to the high price named by VIA, according to sources at motherboard makers.

Nvidia and VIA discussed three possible scenarios, including a strategic alliance, acquisition of only VIA's processor division, or the acquisition of the entire company, according to the sources. Though no deal was agreed upon, since VIA continues to see losses, the company is expected to open up negotiations again soon with a lower price, noted the sources.

VIA has denied the speculation about an acquisition by Nvidia and pointed out that the company currently does not have a plan to reduce its capital as recent reports in Chinese-language media have suggested. The company said that its main business is still focused on x86 CPUs and chipsets and therefore will not give up these segments.

Doh... I had thought this was a good idea to create NVIADIA.
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Good, why would they want to?

And Nvidia should carry on making good graphics cards and motherboards,
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If nVidia got a license to x86, they'd dominate.

Can you picture the massive multicore beasts they'd pump out?

But VIA's new CPU seems decent and might sell really well...getting acquired now would be pretty silly.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
If nVidia got a license to x86, they'd dominate.

Can you picture the massive multicore beasts they'd pump out?

But VIA's new CPU seems decent and might sell really well...getting acquired now would be pretty silly.
This is VIA we are talking about, not intel or AMD.
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LoL @ NVIADIA
    
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VIA based GPU's...?

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Hmm, if Nvidia did end up acquiring VIA, there's a possibility for more competition in the CPU market, possibly driving down prices......or does VIA only have an x86 license?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo
NVIADIA
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Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
Good, why would they want to?

And Nvidia should carry on making good graphics cards and motherboards,
1) VIA specializes in energy efficiency
2) VIA has x86 license
3) Isiah CPU is pretty powerful
4) VIA has foothold in the embedded systems... somewhere NVIDIA is trying to better position
5) NVIDIA chipsets are dangerously tied to Intel's whims
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