NVIDIA Enables The World's First $99 HD Mobile Internet Device
NVIDIA Tegra Brings Full Internet Experience to Always On, Always-Connected Devices
- Monday February 16, 2009, 3:01 am EST
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BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS
09 -- Today's users want an always-connected device for social media
applications such as Facebook and YouTube, as well as great multimedia
performance for recording and watching HD movies and videos on the go.
NVIDIA Corporation, the inventor of the graphics processor, today
introduced a new platform, based on the NVIDIA® Tegra(TM) 600 Series
computer-on-a-chip that enables a $99, always-on, always-connected HD mobile
internet device (MID) that can go days between battery charges.
This platform will enable OEMs to quickly build and bring to market
devices that carriers can offer for as low as $99 -- bringing broadband
connectivity and all of the Web's HD content to the masses.
"Mobile internet devices have evolved to provide consumers with the
performance and connectivity required by today's lifestyle," said Michael
Rayfield, general manager of the mobile business unit at NVIDIA. "Until now,
consumers could get just another 'gadget' with limited functionality or a PC
that's not 'always on'. A Tegra-based platform combines the best of both
The Tegra MID delivers:
-- 720p and 1080p video playback
-- Days of use between charges
-- Full Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity
-- Optimized hardware support for Web 2.0 applications for a true
desktop-class internet experience
-- A complete software solution including Microsoft Windows Embedded CE
OS, application viewers, full Internet browser, UI framework, board
support package (BSP), software development kit (SDK), Web mail client,
"The next generation of smart, connected, service-oriented devices are
centered around rich multimedia experiences and enhanced functionality," said
Mukund Ghangurde, Director, CE and Consumer Product Management at Microsoft
Corp. "We are pleased to collaborate with NVIDIA to develop platform resources
that assist OEMs in quickly bringing these new devices to market."
In addition, NVIDIA partnered with ST-Ericsson to add 3G communication
capability into this new platform, allowing for seamless connectivity,
"ST-Ericsson together with NVIDIA have developed a Microsoft Windows
Embedded CE implementation using the ST-Ericsson U335 and the NVIDIA Tegra
which is ready for customer design development," stated Jorgen Lantto, Chief
Technology Officer, ST-Ericsson. "This solution takes advantage of the high
volume, IOT tested and proven U335 modem solution together with NVIDIA which
takes multimedia performance to a new level."
ICD, a leading consumer ODM, also announced support of the new class of
devices enabled by this new platform.
"ICD has long believed that there will be a new generation of innovative
connected devices. Designing these devices around the Tegra platform will
bring carriers an amazing level of functionality at prices as low as $99,"
said David Hayes, President and CEO of ICD.
About NVIDIA Tegra
NVIDIA Tegra is the industry's first single-chip computer capable of the
rich high definition and internet experiences we've come to expect from our
PCs, but on small pocket type devices. NVIDIA Tegra is smaller than a US dime
(10-cent piece), designed from the ground up to enable the "visual PC
experience" on a new generation of mobile computing devices while consuming
the smallest amount of power.
NVIDIA (Nasdaq: http://finance.yahoo.com/q;_ylt=AnMSD1ef1J4obmn34exPpmCuMncA?s=nvda&d=t - NVDA - http://finance.yahoo.com/q/h;_ylt=Am491HEH0mVqQL6vUAEMU.2uMncA?s=nvda - News ) is the world leader in visual computing technologies
and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates
breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game
consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer
market with its GeForce® products, the professional design and visualization
market with its Quadro® products, the high-performance computing market with
its Tesla(TM) products and the handheld, mobile market with Tegra. NVIDIA is
headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has offices throughout Asia,
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statements as to: the benefits, features, impact, and capabilities of the
platform based on the NVIDIA Tegra Processor; are forward-looking statements
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