NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in programmable
graphics processor technologies, today announced that it has signed a definitive
agreement to acquire ULi Electronics Inc. (ULi), one of the PC industry’s most
highly-regarded core logic developers. ULi is recognized for its innovative core
logic technology as well as other multimedia and embedded products. The
acquisition represents NVIDIA’s ongoing investment in its platform solution
strategy, which leverages the acclaimed NVIDIA nForce media and communications processors
(MCPs) and NVIDIA GeForce and NVIDIA Quadro graphics processing units (GPUs).
Additionally, the acquisition is expected to strengthen the Company’s sales,
marketing, and customer engineering presence in Taiwan and China.
The full press release on this stunning turn of events in the chipset business is
posted here.... be sure to give a careful read.