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Topic: NVIDIA

RIM recalls 1,000 PlayBooks, Nvidia CEO explains slow Android tablet sales

05/16/2011, 08:05 am

Research in Motion has recalled about 1,000 defective units of its new PlayBook tablet, though most had not yet been sold to users. And in an interview, Nvidia's CEO provided a number of reasons why Android-based tablets aren't selling well yet.

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Apple's A5 processor could pave way for larger chip trend

04/01/2011, 09:04 pm

Despite sharing similar specifications, Apple's bigger A5 System on a Chip processor used in the iPad 2 has posted better performance than Nvidia's Tegra 2 chip, causing one analyst to believe that Apple is leading a trend toward larger, faster mobile processors.

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Qualcomm rises on prospects of Verizon iPhone, iPhone 5, iPad 2

01/26/2011, 07:01 pm

Qualcomm shares were up more than 6 percent after it said it would post new revenue and earnings growth as demand for its chips accelerate. Apple's iPhone 4 on Verizon, as well as the next generation of iPhone and iPad, are all expected to use Qualcomm's baseband chips.

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Intel and NVIDIA settle patent dispute with 6-year $1.5B deal

01/10/2011, 11:01 pm

Intel and NVIDIA have announced a six-year $1.5 billion cross-licensing agreement that resolves a lengthy patent dispute between the two companies and could lead to close integration of NVIDIA GPUs with Intel's processors.

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Nvidia announces high-end Fermi GPU for Apple's Mac Pro

11/16/2010, 12:11 pm

Nvidia has announced the Fermi-powered Quadro 4000 GPU for Mac Pro upgraders, while Apple has begun sale of the ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics card for the Mac desktop.

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Nvidia CEO: upcoming Android tablets will be 'magical' like Apple's iPad

11/12/2010, 10:11 am

Nvidia's chief executive this week took a page out of Apple's marketing playbook, saying that upcoming Android powered tablets with his company's processors inside will be "magical" just like the iPad.

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Apple's '07-'08 MacBook Pros included in Nvidia class-action settlement

09/29/2010, 01:09 pm

A newly announced settlement in a class-action lawsuit against graphics maker Nvidia has entitled owners of a number of notebook computers, including two of Apple's MacBook Pro models, to repairs or monetary compensation.

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Hardware acceleration added to Flash Player 10.1 for Mac

08/11/2010, 05:08 am

Adobe has released a new version of its Flash Player for Mac that officially supports hardware acceleration for H.264 video content.

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OpenGL 4.1 specification released and ready for use by Apple

07/26/2010, 03:07 pm

The Knronos Group released its latest OpenGL 4.1 specification today at the SIGGRAPH conference, introducing tighter integration with mobile OpenGL ES and OpenCL APIs and expanding its core capabilities to unlock graphics performance on both Macs and PCs and on iPhones and other mobile devices.

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Apple may get Intel's Sandy Bridge CPUs sooner than expected

07/14/2010, 05:07 pm

Volume production of the next new generation of Intel's desktop and notebook CPUs will begin earlier than originally anticipated in response to enthusiasm from chip buyers like Apple who have sampled the new parts.

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Apple laying groundwork for TRIM support in future SSD-based Macs [u]

06/14/2010, 08:06 am

Apple may be laying the foundation for TRIM support in future Macs, a technology that should allow their solid state flash drives to maintain optimal performance throughout the life span of the systems.

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Nvidia says new MacBook Pro graphics switching isn't Optimus

04/13/2010, 12:04 pm

The automatic graphic switching capabilities in the new 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros are accomplished with a solution created entirely by Apple, and do not rely on Nvidia's established Optimus technology.

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Nvidia 320M GPU made especially for Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro

04/13/2010, 10:04 am

While the GeForce GT 330M featured in the new 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros has already been found in competing notebook PCs, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro sports the Nvidia 320M, a graphics processor created just for Apple.

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Apple plans dual graphics enhancements on future MacBook Pros

02/19/2010, 08:02 am

One of the advances Apple plans for future MacBook Pro models is an improvement to the handling of the notebooks' dual graphics chips, AppleInsider has learned.

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CES: Intel debuts Apple-bound Core i5 chips, Nvidia unveils Tegra 2

01/07/2010, 04:01 pm

The 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is in full effect, with Intel formally debuting its new processor lineup, some of which are expected to turn up in future Apple notebooks, and Nvidia touting its tablet-powering Tegra 2 chip.

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FTC sues Intel over alleged anticompetitive tactics

12/16/2009, 10:12 am

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday it filed a lawsuit against chip maker Intel Corp., accusing the company of illegally using its position to stifle competition.

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Intel suit halts development of future Nvidia chipsets

10/08/2009, 12:10 pm

Nvidia, the maker of Intel-compatible chipsets for Apple's line of Macs, has announced it will cease development of future hardware until its suit with Intel is settled sometime in 2010.

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Countering rumor says Apple and NVIDIA "doing just fine"

07/03/2009, 03:07 pm

Just as soon as one rumor has suggested trouble in the relationship between Apple and NVIDIA, a conflicting report now claims that the two are still on good terms.

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Apple may drop NVIDIA chips in Macs following contract fight

07/01/2009, 06:07 pm

Although they've portrayed themselves almost as best friends for several months, Apple and NVIDIA are now rumored in a spat that could see some GeForce chipsets excluded from future Mac models.

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Apple sees brief iPhone 3GS shortages; NVIDIA intros CS4 plugins

06/29/2009, 06:06 pm

Apple nearly saw a repeat of last year's sellouts on the weekend with widespread, but brief, iPhone 3GS shortages at many of its US retail stores. Also, NVIDIA has launched plugins that let Macs with newer video cards dramatically speed up tasks in Adobe's Creative Suite 4.

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