Printed from http://www.electronista.com

NVIDIA takes rare loss on faulty chips, competition

updated 01:25 pm EDT, Wed August 13, 2008

NVIDIA loses on bad chips

Graphics chip builder NVIDIA has reported its first quarterly loss in almost five years, writes the Wall Street Journal. The company has taken a net loss of $120.9 million for its second financial quarter, admitting that materials used to package its mobile graphics chips caused unusually high failure rates. Third-party observers have suggested that the company's desktop processors could be affected as well, but this allegation has not been confirmed.

Chip failures could be responsible for an error with Apple's MacBook Pro, in which the display goes black but every other component keeps running.

NVIDIA's loss is also attributed to competition from AMD, whose Radeon HD 4850 and 4870 cards have delivered performance equivalent to NVIDIA GTX cards, but at lower costs. NVIDIA was forced to lower its own prices to remain in the market.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Home automation fans have been getting their fair share of gadgets and accessories in the last few years. Starting with light bulbs an ...

Razer Kraken Pro headset

Gaming headphones are a challenge to get right, for a long list of reasons that are unique to the consumer buying them. Some shoppers ...

Patriot Aero Wireless Mobile Drive

Regardless of how large a tablet you buy, you always want more space. There's always one more movie or another album you'd cram on, if ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News