Linked by timl on Sun 5th Jun 2011 16:25 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft and Nvidia have an agreement in place that spells out terms relating to a possible acquisition of the graphics and mobile processor manufacturer, regulatory documents indicate. The deal gives Microsoft the exclusive right to match any offer for 30% or more of Nvidia's outstanding shares by a third-party." The agreement appears to be over 10 years old, dating back to the time of the contract for the GPU of the original X-Box. It has likely gained relevance again now that Microsoft allegedly wants to more closely control hardware of tablets running its upcoming Windows 8 OS.
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RE: Interesting
by Kivada on Mon 6th Jun 2011 18:08 UTC in reply to "Interesting"
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It's been a turbulent few years for Nv, they had the failing GPUs and chipsets, the long delays with the Fermi chips, the driver that could kill cards.

Not to mention that they have no chipset market these days and that first gen Tegra flopped with the Kin and Zune.

They've also bread othe ill will with their rebranding and renaming schemes, since they used the same cards from the 8800 series all the way up till the GTS250, yeah, AMDs guilty of the same thing though with the HD6 series...

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