Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
docdivakar
User Rank
Author
re: Nvidia agrees to pay $367 million for Icera
docdivakar   5/13/2011 9:00:08 PM
NO RATINGS
@rick.merritt: yes, I agree this is a great fit for NVidia. Their latest quarterly earnings was up 8.5%, their net income was $135.2 million, so this acquisition is for less than what it earns in a year. I bet the geeks at Nvidia when they invented the GPU in 1999 didn't see this coming in 12 years down the road! Now a days the GPU does much more functionally than what it was intended to do originally. It is impressive to note that NVidia is morphing into a much more diversified Silicon company. Why didn't Intel gobble up Icera? MP Divakar

Lukai Cai
User Rank
Author
re: Nvidia agrees to pay $367 million for Icera
Lukai Cai   5/11/2011 11:03:03 PM
NO RATINGS
Integration solution.

cdhmanning
User Rank
Author
re: Nvidia agrees to pay $367 million for Icera
cdhmanning   5/11/2011 10:52:33 PM
NO RATINGS
It makes a whole lot of sense. Nvidia's ARM-based Tegra parts are just the thing for tablets and high end phones (the sort that will allow you to to a phone+monitor = limited desktop). Adding cellular IP to the mix will give them a formidable platform. While this is late to the party for the previous geneeeration of mobiles, the specs of these parts makes them early to the party for the next gen.

Warren3
User Rank
Author
re: Nvidia agrees to pay $367 million for Icera
Warren3   5/11/2011 6:07:04 PM
NO RATINGS
The purchase agreement does make much sense but actually seems like it's a bit late to the party.

elctrnx_lyf
User Rank
Author
re: Nvidia agrees to pay $367 million for Icera
elctrnx_lyf   5/10/2011 4:29:59 PM
NO RATINGS
Good move by Nvidia, this will help them to bring high performance, more integrated smart phones and tablets in the future. This is really critical for Nvidia to compete with Qualcom and Intel

Neo10
User Rank
Author
re: Nvidia agrees to pay $367 million for Icera
Neo10   5/10/2011 2:00:32 AM
NO RATINGS
Smart move by the chipmaker. It augemnts their own offerings in the portable segment but they should be careful not to step on to their customers shoes.BTW, apart from Tegra what are they doing in the CPU+GPU space? No luck so far, hmm...

Mike Demler
User Rank
Author
re: Nvidia agrees to pay $367 million for Icera
Mike Demler   5/9/2011 10:03:45 PM
NO RATINGS
FYI - Wavesat's assets were acquired by Cavium.

eewiz
User Rank
Author
re: Nvidia agrees to pay $367 million for Icera
eewiz   5/9/2011 6:55:01 PM
NO RATINGS
nVidia got them cheaply. 550 fundamental 4G patents alone is probably worth the deal. Some consolidation happening here. Seems competition in the integrated mobile CPU + baseband is going to get tight Intel + Infineon WLS Qualcomm + own 4g Broadcom + Beceem nVidia + Icera Apple + ? TI + ? Samsung+ ? Wavesat,Sequans,Altair,STE still available for acquisition. IMO Apple/TI/Samsung should buy some of these companies to compete against others.

chanj0
User Rank
Author
re: Nvidia agrees to pay $367 million for Icera
chanj0   5/9/2011 5:00:12 PM
NO RATINGS
The acquisition is good. Spending $367m to buy a company which has been invested $200m is pretty good deal imo. What does the acquisition mean to the industry? What will be the impact to the other major players such as Qualcomm and TI?

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
re: Nvidia agrees to pay $367 million for Icera
rick merritt   5/9/2011 2:38:06 PM
NO RATINGS
Makes sense to me. Nvidia was lacking the baseband technology for its otherwise successful Tegra line of smartphone/tablet processors and Icera has been getting a good reputation for its baseband tech.



Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST

What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.

Brought to you by:

Most Recent Comments
michigan0
 
SteveHarris0
 
realjjj
 
SteveHarris0
 
SteveHarris0
 
VicVat
 
Les_Slater
 
SSDWEM
 
witeken
Most Recent Messages
9/25/2016
4:48:30 PM
michigan0 Sang Kim First, 28nm bulk is in volume manufacturing for several years by the major semiconductor companies but not 28nm FDSOI today yet. Why not? Simply because unlike 28nm bulk the LDD(Lightly Doped Drain) to minimize hot carrier generation can't be implemented in 28nm FDSOI. Furthermore, hot carrier reliability becomes worse with scaling, That is the major reason why 28nm FDSOI is not manufacturable today and will not be. Second, how can you suppress the leakage currents from such ultra short 7nm due to the short channel effects? How thin SOI thickness is required to prevent punch-through of un-dopped 7nm FDSOI? Possibly less than 4nm. Depositing such an ultra thin film less then 4nm filum uniformly and reliably over 12" wafers at the manufacturing line is extremely difficult or not even manufacturable. If not manufacturable, the 7nm FDSOI debate is over!Third, what happens when hot carriers are generated near the drain at normal operation of 7nm FDSOI? Electrons go to the positively biased drain with no harm but where the holes to go? The holes can't go to the substrate because of the thin BOX layer. Some holes may become trapped at the BOX layer causing Vt shift. However, the vast majority of holes drift through the the un-dopped SOI channel toward the N+Source,...
Like Us on Facebook
Special Video Section
Once the base layer of a design has been taped out, making ...
In this short video we show an LED light demo to ...
The LTC2380-24 is a versatile 24-bit SAR ADC that combines ...
In this short video we show an LED light demo to ...
02:46
Wireless Power enables applications where it is difficult ...
07:41
LEDs are being used in current luxury model automotive ...
With design sizes expected to increase by 5X through 2020, ...
01:48
Linear Technology’s LT8330 and LT8331, two Low Quiescent ...
The quality and reliability of Mill-Max's two-piece ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
05:27
The LT8602 has two high voltage buck regulators with an ...
05:18
Silego Technology’s highly versatile Mixed-signal GreenPAK ...
The quality and reliability of Mill-Max's two-piece ...
01:34
Why the multicopter? It has every thing in it. 58 of ...
Security is important in all parts of the IoT chain, ...
Infineon explains their philosophy and why the multicopter ...
The LTC4282 Hot SwapTM controller allows a board to be ...
This video highlights the Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC, and sho...
Homeowners may soon be able to store the energy generated ...
The LTC®6363 is a low power, low noise, fully differential ...