Nvidia’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, has complained that Intel has an unfair pricing structure for its computer chips. Nvidia complains that Acer, Asus, HP, and Dell netbooks all ship with an Intel Atom processor and 945GSE chipset, but larger-sized netbooks that are powered by a combination of Intel computer chips wouldn’t be as good at supporting high-quality media content.
Nvidia believes that the Intel Atom is a solid computer chip, but isn’t as fond of the Intel graphics chips. Nvidia thus plans on producing graphics chips that are compatible with the Intel Atom.
While Huang believes that the pricing structure of Intel is “unfair,” Intel spokesman Bill Clader states that netbook makers are able to purchase chips from whatever manufacturers they want and that the Intel Atom chip can be bought either separately or with other chips. (Purchasing the set of chips would be cheaper though.) As of now, Huang has no legal action planned.
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