New Nvidia Roadmap with Kalel+, Wayne and Grey chips

Germany-based Heise Online, (translated) NVIDIA will follow Kal-El with the release of Kal-El+ sometime in 2012, and then the Tegra system will break off into two business lines. Project Wayne will largely target the tablet and superphone market near the end of 2012, and Project Grey will focus on the more basic smartphone market.

Early 2013, Nvidia will launch the “Grey” chip. Nvidia acquired the company Icera in May 2011 for 367 million U.S. dollars. So that Nvidia wants to conquer the smartphone market and present while also its own operating system.

In the current Tegra 2 processors put a dual-core CPU (dual-core ARM Cortex A9) and a total of 8 shader cores (4 vertex and 4 pixel shader), the next generation of Kal-El Should a quad- core CPU and a GeForce GPU to bring ULP with 12 cores. Such Tegra processors could also be important in the future for the Nvidia GPU’s core business.

Because the graphics chip market will grow from 2011 to 2015, according to Huang by only 58 percent to 7.3 billion U.S. dollars, for the mobile processors, however, from 2 to 20 billion U.S. dollars – to tenfold. Even at present the only non-Apple tablet market is growing by 30 percent, 70 percent of which was equipment with Nvidia hardware. Huang sees for the future, especially with Windows-on-ARM and Windows smartphones growth potential for Nvidia. Nvidia wants to implement in the coming year alone, with its Tegra division one billion U.S. dollars, is expected to increase total sales in fiscal 2013 to 4.7 to 5 billion U.S. dollars.

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