2011 could be the NVIDIA's bumper year, with the amount of orders it's getting for the Tegra 2 chip. Earlier on, we've reported on the official announcement of the LG Optimus 2X, which incidentally uses the abovementioned dual-core Tegra 2 chip. And now, word has it that Samsung has also placed a sizeable order with NVIDIA for the first half of 2011.
Engadget - It sounds like all of NVIDIA's wrangling and cajoling finally paid off, if a couple of analysts are to be believed -- both say the company's dual-core Tegra 2 chipset is racking up wins in the tablet space. We've seen it seemingly raise the bar for smartphone silicon in the LG Star and tease us in slate after slate, but Citigroup's Glen Yeung says that Samsung has "placed a sizeable order with Nvidia for Tegra 2 chips in the first half of 2011, geared for both tablets and smartphones," and BMO Capital Markets analyst Ambrish Srivastava anticipates the next Galaxy Tab will be one of the devices that use it.
So what will it be? A Tegra 2 powered tablet (highly likely) or a new smartphone using NVIDIA's dual-core chip? Or maybe even both? Whatever it may be, expect to see more powerful mobile devices coming your way in 2011. In the meantime, check out the reports of Samsung's new Galaxy Tab and NVIDIA's Tegra 2 here.