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Awesome, they are progressing, slow, but better than nothing

This is a result of the CEO dilemma.
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Didn't Tegra 1 use a standard Cortex? Companies choose to tweak the cores to meet their needs, possibly get better performance or power, or add-value.
Tegra 1 used a slightly customized ARM11 MPCore CPU's. They are only single core MPCore CPUs; with a few features cut.
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In order to stand apart from the competition (ie Nvidia), they would/should tweak the reference design of the ARM CPUs so that they can fully incorporate their GPU design and add in their multicore know-how.

In terms of the funding for the R&D, maybe they could start off with the reference CPU design and add in their GPU and if the market seems viable, they could allocate more funding.
    
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In order to stand apart from the competition (ie Nvidia), they would/should tweak the reference design of the ARM CPUs so that they can fully incorporate their GPU design and add in their multicore know-how.

In terms of the funding for the R&D, maybe they could start off with the reference CPU design and add in their GPU and if the market seems viable, they could allocate more funding.
There best option is to develop a stop-gap like solution that's like Fuzion or current Intel Atom's.

GPU & CPU on one die; even if the GPU isn't inside the CPU itself.

This will give them something that's different enough from the competition and allow them to offer better prices for a SoC solution.
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There best option is to develop a stop-gap like solution that's like Fuzion or current Intel Atom's.

GPU & CPU on one die; even if the GPU isn't inside the CPU itself.

This will give them something that's different enough from the competition and allow them to offer better prices for a SoC solution.
That's what NVIDIA did with Tegra 1. Use the base CPU and add-value in the GPU and decoders. Then work on improving the CPU later with Tegra 3.
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That's what NVIDIA did with Tegra 1. Use the base CPU and add-value in the GPU and decoders. Then work on improving the CPU later with Tegra 3.
And even though they got a lot of doubt (because they weren't a CPU producer before) actually did fairly well. Even though Tegra 1 didn't have a lot of device saturation.

Zune HD was a big enough contract to really help them demonstrate the abilities of Tegra.
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Wintel = Windows + Intel. It is the nickname for Microsoft Windows and Intel CPU dominance over the computing world.

The use of the "Wintel" there is prefectly acceptable.
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