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Nvidia deny VIA acqusition talks

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Posted May 13, 2008 by admin in News

They don’t need our money. I don’t need theirs,” Huang said, referring to Via. “They’re doing fine. People want to create drama,” he added.

Previous reports cited a number of scenarios including Nvidia’s acquisition of the entire company. Via makes processors and chipsets for x86-based computers. Via reported revenue of about US$87.5 million in the first quarter of 2008.

Rumors were fueled some more when Nvidia said it was teaming up with Via to build a low-cost PC platform to compete with Intel. The two companies touted the design last month as “the world’s most affordable Vista Premium PC” that will combine Via’s upcoming Isaiah processor with an integrated Nvidia graphics chipset.

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