Report: NVIDIA says things with Apple are just rosy

Fri, Jul 3, 2009


Yesterday we reported that Apple’s use of NVIDIA graphics chips in its products might soon be coming to an end after reports that NVIDIA demands during contract negotiations with Apple were so outrageous that Apple effectively kicked them to the curb.  In the past, NVIDIA chips have been at the forefront of a number of overheating and failure issues in Apple’s line of MacBooks.  Most recently, problems with the new MacBook Pro’s graphics chipset forced Apple to extend the warranty on the notebooks to 3 years.

Now, Fudzilla is reporting, citing “industry sources close to NVIDIA” that the 2 companies aren’t on the outs, and that NVIDIA will continue to supply Apple with graphics chips for the foreseeable future.

We spoke to industry sources close to Nvidia and got clear confirmation that the Nvidia-Apple relationship is doing just fine.

Apple is still buying Nvidia notebook chips and chipsets and nothing has changed in the last few weeks. Nvidia and Jensen himself have a lot of respect for fuss maker Apple, and therefore this relationship has top priority for Nvidia people.

Of course, would NVIDIA ever admit to making outrageous contract demands and being at odds with Apple?


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