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Samsung ordering batch of NVIDIA Tegra 2 for phones, tablets

updated 02:15 pm EST, Tue December 14, 2010

Analyst says Samsung buying up Tegra 2 chips

Plans for Samsung devices with Tegra 2 chips gained support today with claims by Citigroup analyst Glen Yeung that Samsung had made a "sizeable order" for NVIDIA's hardware. A request estimated to be worth $250 million to $350 million will see the dual-core processors ship sometime in the first half of 2011. The designs would go across the range and would be "geared for both tablets and smartphones," Yeung said.

The researcher also claimed that the Tegra 2 was the reference platform for Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablets as a whole, not just the Motorola example seen so far. It would both explain Samsung's willingness to give up its usual self-made chips in favor of the Tegra 2 as well as decisions by Advent, LG, Notion Ink, Toshiba and many other firms to use the same hardware.

Exact Samsung plans aren't known but could involve the Stealth V for smartphones as well as the 10-inch Galaxy Tab due in the same release window mentioned by Yeung. [via Barron's]

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