Nvidia promises Tegra 3 phones this quarter, LTE chips this year

Daniel Bader

February 16, 2012 1:21 pm


Nvidia is well on its way to dominating the tablet and phone markets in 2012 if the number of Tegra 3 devices debuting at MWC is any indication. With the HTC One X, the LG X3 P880 and an as-yet unnamed Fujitsu phone being just the ones we know about, Nvidia is promising Tegra 3 devices will ship this quarter in volume.

They’re also saying that, based on their acquisition baseband manufacturer Icera, they will be integrating the company’s 3G/4G chips into their existing SoCs by the end of the year. This is significant in a number of ways, as it will bring die compatibility to Tegra 3 devices, and it will cut down on power consumption significantly. This has been Qualcomm’s goal, too, with its S4 series of chips, so it will be interesting to see who brings integrated LTE to market first.

Nvidia announced its Q4 earnings yesterday, and quoted $360 million sales to its Tegra 2 chipset, a blip on its $4 billion total revenue. The company is promising much higher returns on Tegra 3, which is considerably more powerful than its predecessor. The company’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, claimed that a portion of that Tegra revenue will be attributed to Windows 8 on ARM tablets.

Source: Nvidia
Via: The Verge

  • SAM

    IF IT IS ON THE NOTE THEN WATCH OUT!!
    BUT STILL, THE NOTE DISTROYS ANY APPLE GARBAGE!!
    WELL DONE SAMMIE!!

  • Someguy

    Calm down Sam.

  • keiYUI

    I’d have to say I’m quite excited!

  • Jay

    hmm good to hear.
    i only say that because it should influence exynos quad core chips make it to phones a little sooner

    ;)

  • Sean

    I wonder if it will be like with the Tegra 2. When it came out it was really the only real dual core processor so everyone used it in everything. Then a few months later no one used the Tegra 2 and all the other chip makers had far better ones. Nvidia needs to make sure their chip stays in the market for a good while

  • Terry

    Woah! Look at that blazing fas…oh it’s dead.

    Seriously. Why isn’t battery technology evolving as fast as processors? Or even half as fast.. OR even a third! Or AT ALL!

    • Astralmind

      While I agree with you, I’ve been using the Asus Prime for a while now and battery life is surprisingly good. Granted it has a larger battery than most phone but it also as a much larger screen.

      In the end Tegra3 actually seems fairly efficient..

  • shaggyskunk

    I really like nvidia’s product! I’ve had it on my laptops for as long as I can remember! Looking forward to seeing it on phones!