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joyhaa
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re: Slideshow: China fabless Nufront in search of new frontie
joyhaa   11/7/2012 1:22:03 AM
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Unlike Allwinner and Rockchip, who walks the talk, Nufront has been a marketing company and lives on burning Gov funding, fast, for years. In fact without Gov funding, it's dead years ago. I don't think this is a promising company by any standard.

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junko.yoshida   11/7/2012 7:36:07 PM
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Nufront is certainly growing bigger than ever before. The issue is whether the company are generating enough revenue to sustain all the engineers they hired in recent years. But I find the Nufront play in areas that go beyond apps processors interesting. Again, how it pans out will greatly affect the company's future.

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uPlay Tablet   11/8/2012 7:59:08 PM
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It will be difficult for NuFront. As the gateway of Chinese made tablets and provider of custom built tablet for vertical market, we at uPlay Tablet (http://www.uPlayTablet.com/) haven't seen them on our radar detector - we are working with handful of tablet factories and representing a couple top Chinese tablet brands, like Ainol . All of these tablets are powered by RockChip, AllWinner, ViMicro, and recently dual-core CPUs from AMLogic, but none of them by NuFront. The HDMI stick idea is not new, we have a few factories making such a product.

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JohnSm   11/9/2012 2:33:16 AM
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The baseband and IPR strategy is interesting, as non of the Chinese chip makers have those, and the big guys like NV, Intel are all going after baseband. I think Nufornt is worth keeping an eye on, as 3,4 years ago, nobody heard of RockChip, AllWinner, ViMicro in the area as well. Chinese tablet will have a big share in the tablet market.

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junko.yoshida   11/9/2012 3:34:01 PM
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I agree. Things do change and move fast in China. You can't take anything for granted.

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uPlay Tablet   11/9/2012 8:17:02 PM
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ViMicro was founded more than 10 years by a couple Berkeley and Stanford returnees, and they IPOed on Nasdaq in 2004 (I forgot exactly which year, but long time ago). RockChip is also a company founded long time ago by mainly government funding. They didn't come up from nowhere.

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help.fulguy   11/10/2012 7:21:22 PM
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Nice Ad Junk.

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help.fulguy   11/10/2012 7:23:19 PM
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Funny. Patent wall in a chinese company. Are those the patents they infringed upon? Funny!!!



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