Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Razer Launches Quad-core Blade Stealth Laptop and Core V2 External Graphics Enclosure
Google Designed New Pixel Visual Core Chip Internally
The ZTE Axon M is the First Foldable Smartphone
New Microsoft Surface Book 2 Packs Real Power, Windows 10 Creators Update Release
NXP S32 Automotive Processing Platform Brings Future Vehicles to Market Faster
Google's Advanced Protection Program Adds Security Layers to Gmail
Qualcomm Debuts Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform, X50 5G Modem For Mobiles
New Fall Update for Xbox One starting to roll out today
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Graphics Cards > Nvidia ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, November 06, 2006
Nvidia to Buy PortalPlayer for $357 Million


Nvidia om Monday announced that it has agreed to acquire San Jose, CA-based PortalPlayer, a supplier of semiconductors, firmware, and software for personal media players (PMPs) and secondary display-enabled computers.

PortalPlayer, which was founded in 1999, is recognized for its system-on-chip (SoC) technology which powers some of the world's most recognizable portable digital music players.

Under terms of the agreement, NVIDIA will pay $13.50 in cash for each share of PortalPlayer common stock, which represents a total purchase price of approximately $357 million, or approximately $161 million net of cash on PortalPlayer's balance sheet as of September 30, 2006.

The acquisition will help Nvidia expand its line of computer chips used in handheld devices such as portable digital media players and phones capable of playing music and videos.

"Modern mobile devices are miniaturized yet powerful multimedia computers. At the core of their architectures are complex Application Processors integrating microprocessors, system logic, networking, and multimedia processors," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA. "With this acquisition, we are combining the two essential technologies of next-generation PMPs, PDAs, portable game players, and phones: PortalPlayer's innovative Application Processor technology and NVIDIA's industry-leading GPU technology. With the products created through this combination, we intend to drive the next digital revolution, where the mobile device becomes our most personal computer."

Today, NVIDIA's handheld technology, which combines high-quality graphics, TV, and video with low power and a small footprint, is at the foundation of many portable media devices, including phones from Motorola, Samsung, Kyocera, HTC, and Sony Ericsson.


Previous
Next
Google to Broker Print Ads in Newspapers        All News        AMD Brings ATI Radeon X1900 grapghis Card to Power Mac G5
Nvidia Promises Near 2X Performance Boost with New Autodesk 3ds Max 9 and AutoCAD 2007 Drivers     Graphics Cards News      AMD Brings ATI Radeon X1900 grapghis Card to Power Mac G5

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
NVIDIA CEO Revs Up Auto Industry with NVIDIA DRIVE PX Pegasus Autonomous Car Computer and Holodeck VR Design Tool
NVIDIA CEO Declares Death of Moore's Law, Outlines Company's GPU-centered Ecosystem
Nvidia Offers Middle-earth: Shadow of War GeForce GTX Bundle
GPU Shipments Increased from Previous Quarter
Nvidia Chips ride Cryptocurrency Boom
NVIDIA Supercharges Rendering Performance with AI and Titan Xp Update
NVIDIA WhisperMode Makes Your GeForce GTX Laptop Quite
NVIDIA Collaborates with Volvo to Bring AI-Enabled Autonomous Vehicles to Market in 2021
NVIDIA Tesla V100 Available Later This Year
Computex: GeForce Partners Unveil Over 40 New Products based on NVIDIA's Max-Q Design
Nvidia Introduces the GeForce MX150 For Laptops
NVIDIA Introduces New GeForce GTX Battlebox

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .