At the firm’s annual shareholder conference, Nvidia chief executive officer Jen Hsun-Huang, answered persistent rumors that the company is working on a CPU to compete with AMD and Intel. However, Huang said that Nvidia “cannot add much value” in this market and there for “is not going into that business.”
The executive said that Nvidia will continue to focus on the GPU as “GPUs have become really, really valuable” and one of the most “important technologies in computing.”
Tom’s Hardware - Nvidia not developing a CPU, says CEO
We suspect that the renewed focus will result in the boys from Satan Clara becoming the sole provider of high-end graphics hardware, as the other two firms focus on the mainstream and shirk away from the effort of bleeding edge graphics development.
Additionally, Jen-Hsun is said to have commented that he would "welcome" additional competition in the high-end GPU space from Intel, should its team decide to turn their hand to GPUs beyond Larrabee.
the Inquirer – Nvidia not working on CPUs says Jen-Hsun
Published in: NVIDIA on 2007-06-22