nVidia to purhcase competing chipset manufacturer ULi

By Justin Mann on
Uli, lately gaining respect with more powerful chipsets, especially the very new M1697, is, surprisingly to many, being aquired by nVidia. In a press release, nVidia confirmed initial reports.

”NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ULi Electronics Inc. (ULi), one of the PC industry's most highly-regarded core logic developers. Headquartered in Taipei, ULi also has offices in Hsinchu; Shanghai; Shenzhen; and San Jose, California.”
For around a total purchase value of $52 Million USD, nVidia will presumably be using technology held by ULi to help further the development of the nForce series, a more interesting battle of late as ATI begins wedging their way into the chipset market. After showing such promise, it is a wonder how ULi being bought out will affect the motherboards we have available to us.

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