Nvidia has revealed plans to show its next-generation Tegra processor
at January's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and promises Tegra 2-based mobile devices next year. While Nvidia has not elaborately detailed the forthcoming chips, company execs have said Tegra 2 will be built on a 40nm process, feature a dual-core ARM processor along with an integrated graphics chip, and will be at least two times more powerful
than its predecessor.
According to Michael Hara, senior vice president of investor relations and communications, Nvidia will make a major announcement about the Tegra family at CES. There will reportedly be products shown by Nvidia's partners, as well as "roll-outs and deployments of tablet PCs, smartbooks, netbooks, MIDs throughout the first half" of 2010, and smartphones will emerge in the second half.
Nvidia hopes sales of its chip will surge once featured in smartphones, and that Tegra revenues will hit $100 million by the end of fiscal 2011.