Nvidia Tegra to battle Intel for mobile Internet chip turf
PC World reports that Nvidia
has jumped into the market for mobile Internet devices (MIDs) on with the introduction of a processor family based on the Arm processor
core. Known as Tegra, it will primarily compete against Intel,
which released a chip platform called Centrino Atom in April. Atom is
designed for MIDs, a general name for portable computers that can be
used for Web access and other activities while being small enough for
users to carry them around in a pocket. The Tegra line comprises
three chips, including the 800MHz Tegra 650 and 700MHz Tegra 600. The
lineup will also include the APX 2500, an Nvidia processor designed for
cell phones and smartphones that was announced earlier this year.
The Wall Street Journal also weighs in.