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Nvidia scoops tech award for its Tegra 2 processorBy Staff Writer 24 May 2011 | Categories: news
Nvidia’s Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip mobile processor has been awarded the prestigious Computex “Best Choice” award for Smart Handheld Devices Innovation, by the Taipei Computer Association.
The chipset was selected from among over 400 products covering every electronic-product category, including mobile devices, displays and complete computer systems.
All products competing for this honour were examined by a panel of government representatives, academia, research analysts, technology editors and other experts. It was selected as the winner of its category based on overall technical merit, innovation and marketability.
The dual-core Tegra 2 chip has been a popular choice with a number of manufacturers for use in their smartphones, such as the LG Optimus 2X and Motorola Atrix 4G, as well as tablet PCs the likes of the Motorola Xoom, ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
“The NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor is truly a super chip,” said the jury of the Best Choice Award. “It has ushered in a new wave of super phones and tablet devices with never-before-seen capabilities and experiences. We selected Tegra 2 from hundreds of entries because it’s an outstanding technological achievement that’s impacted the industry very positively.”
“It’s an honor to receive this prestigious award from the Taipei Computer Association,” sated Phil Carmack, senior vice president of the Mobile business at Nvidia. “This helps validate the very sizable investment we’ve placed in Tegra and demonstrates that the mobile market is significant for Nvidia. But this is only the start. With Project Kal-El, our quad-core processor, we’re planning to take mobile computing to even higher levels.”
It is the third consecutive year that the GPU maker is being honoured with this award, after scooping the honour last year for its GeForce GTX 480 graphics processor unit (GPU) and for its ION GPU the year before.
Nvidia also recently introduced its new GeForce GTX 560 GPU, the latest mid-range addition to the company’s Fermi architecture-based product range.
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