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SAN FRANCISCO (Market-Watch) -- Shares of Nvidia Corp. plunged 25% in late trading Wednesday after the chip giant said it expects lower second-quarter revenue and gross margin as it reeled from weak demand and heightened competition.
The graphics chipmaker (NVDA: -3.8%) also said it expects to report a one-time charge from $150 million to $200 million because of a production glitch due to a weak die/packaging material set in some of its products in notebook systems.
Nvidia said it expects quarterly sales of $875 million to $950 million, lower than the company's previous forecast. The company said the changes in revenue and gross margin estimates were due to "end-market weakness around the world."
The company also blamed a delay in the ramp of its next generation media communications processor and pricing pressure "to respond to competitive products."
Nvidia did not elaborate. But analyst Roger Kay of Endpoint Technologies Associates said the company was obviously referring to Advanced Micro Devices ( -3.7%) whose 2006 acquisition of ATI Technologies turned the semiconductor giant into a stronger competitor in the graphics chips arena.
AMD has struggled with the financial burden of the merger, but has recently rolled out new products in a bid to challenge Nvidia.
Kay said while Nvidia has stressed performance, ATI-based products emphasize price and efficiency.
"ATI said they were going to be very aggressive to make up for Nvidia's ability to claim the highest single part performance in the latest round of products," Kay said. "Nvidia went with a monolith while ATI chose a smaller footprint that emphasized energy efficiency."
Regarding the production glitch, Nvidia said it was due to a faulty material that has led to system failures "at higher than normal rates."
The company said it has "initiated discussions with its supply chain regarding this material set issue and the company will also seek to access insurance coverage for this matter.
In a statement, company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said, "This has been a challenging experience for us. However, the lessons we've learned will help us build far more robust products in the future, and become a more valuable system design partner to our customers."
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umm.. the source is censored
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Simply watching how OCN'ers react to new hardware releases should give many insight into how the stocks will do. While enthusiasts are in reality a very small part of the computer hardware market we're usually pretty spot on since most know what price vs. performance means even if the manufacturer's don't.
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Hahaha
    
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Originally Posted by Perry View Post
Simply watching how OCN'ers react to new hardware releases should give many insight into how the stocks will do. While enthusiasts are in reality a very small part of the computer hardware market we're usually pretty spot on since most know what price vs. performance means even if the manufacturer's don't.
I should start buying stocks lol.

Edit: I figured the source out. It's:

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http://www.market*ANTI-CENSOR;TAKE-THIS-OUT*watch.com/news/story/nvidia-falls-lower-revenue-gross/story.aspx?guid={13A47C21-9EB8-43E5-83B5-08DD97894D5D}&dist=hplatest

Edited by mrtn400 - 7/2/08 at 5:34pm
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I should start buy stocks lol.
Topped at 25.35. Wait to see it touches the lower band first.
Edited by linskingdom - 7/2/08 at 6:29pm
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lol it saw t-w-a-t in the url HAHA

i dumped my nvidia stocks right after the gtx200 series cards came out.

hopefully amd is starting to make a comeback
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lol it saw t-w-a-t in the url HAHA

i dumped my nvidia stocks right after the gtx200 series cards came out.

hopefully amd is starting to make a comeback

Censor makes OCN lawl.

OT: Those with AMD stocks should see an increase (even if small) now or in the near future. Now that AMD/ATI has the crown I amgoing to LOVE to see how Nvidia reacts to this with their next series.
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someone should tell investors that ATI's new card doesn't count since they need two gpu cores to equal one of nvidia's high-end gpu cores. IT DOESN'T COUNT!

/nvidia fanboy
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Thanks a few individuals on this forum who make the statement "The Internet makes us stupid" very true.

nVidia hasn't receive much competition in the past 2-3 years from ATi and now ATi is beginning to bear fangs at nVidia with their current generation of cards, everyone seems to go into a state of chaos and panic yelling stupid s*** like "oh no! nVidia is getting pwned! they're never going to get back up! it's over!"

Getting to the top is the easy part, maintaining it is the real challenge.

Want to know what the real problem with the internet is? Everyone has a f***ing opinion regardless whether it makes any sense or not.
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