We knew that Nvidia was working on lower cost, quad-core processors for portable computing products. And now the other shoe has dropped.
The company has devised a platform around those budget chips – and that translates to budget tablets and cell phones in the future.
At a recent stockholders' meeting, Rob Csongor, Nvidia's VP of Investor Relations told the attendees at last week's annual meeting about “Kai” the company's upcoming platform for portable devices.
Few details were divulged about exactly what's inside of Kai,but based on what was said it looks like it borrows a lot of technology from their Tegra 3 quad-core processors and can be produced at a lower cost.
How much lower? Also not discussed in length but the idea of $199 tablets is among their goals.
How soon? Not soon enough.
You can listen to Cosngor's entire presentation on the Nvidia Website.