NVDA has shown a strong seasonality pattern historically. In the past, the stock price (more often than not) reached a nadir in late July or August with few exceptions. This is in line with general market conditions as well as with the product cycles of consumer electronics. The current "weakness" is not indicative of a trend, or foretell Q2 financial results.
part 3: WSJ on Shield tablet
Nvidia’s $59 Shield Controller, which uses a special version of Wi-Fi instead of Bluetooth, is something of a must buy for those who pick up Nvidia’s slate with gaming in mind. After all, PC games aren’t usually touch compatible.
The combination puts the Shield Tablet and its controller at combined price of about $360, which is far from cheap for a tablet but competitive for a serious gaming machine. The popular Asus 2357.TW +0.76% Nexus 7 tablet and Amazon Kindle Fire tablets sell near the $200 price point, while both the Sony 6758.TO +0.06% PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can be had for $399.99.
The tablet is available for pre-order immediately with the device set to ship July 29 in the U.S. and Canada. Later this year, Nvidia plans to sell a LTE-equipped Shield Tablet with 32 gigabytes of built-in storage for the home-console-matching price of $399.00.
Part 2: WSJ on Shield tablet
It will ship with 16 gigabytes of storage, and include a microSD card slot for up to an extra 128 gigabytes (for those who want to download an entire library of games). It comes with a stylus and a drawing app, called Dabbler, that Nvidia designed to exploit the tablet’s 3-D capability to simulate effects of real-life watercolor or oil paintings.
Like most any other Android tablet (outside of Amazon’s Kindle Fire), Nvidia’s ships pre-loaded with Google Play for apps, Google Maps for directions and a slew of other popular Google online services. Where the Shield Tablet is different, of course, is its approach to video games.
Thanks to an HDMI port, anything that on the Shield Tablet’s display can be seen on an HDTV or external display, too. Inside, the Shield tablet is powered by Nvidia’s Tegra K1 chipset, which features a graphics chip sporting 192 processor cores.
While any old Android tablet can play Android game apps, few pack that kind of image-rendering performance or can stream PC games. (The PC streaming feature only works if your PC is equipped with specific Nvidia GeForce graphics processors).
The Shield Tablet will also let users stream console-quality games by way of its Nvidia Grid cloud gaming service, which is currently in a developmental “beta” stage.
The original Shield, which now costs $199, is not being replaced by the new tablet. Instead, Nvidia says it’s using the name to refer to an entire family of products.....
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Jul 22, 2014 COMPUTERS
Nvidia Courts Gamers With Its First Tablet
smalBy NATHAN OLIVAREZ-GILE
Nvidia, known for its graphics processors, is now a tablet maker. Nathan Olivarez-Giles/The Wall Street Journal
Nvidia is taking another major step beyond computer chips, introducing a tablet that is especially designed to attract videogame fans.
The company, known to hardcore gamers because of its graphics processors and cards, added a surprise sideline last year with a gaming device called Shield that looks like a game controller with a five-inch display. With the $299 Shield Tablet being unveiled Tuesday, Nvidia is adding its first full-fledged computing device–and making a bid to be a household name.
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is a major proponent of Android gaming. That was a key selling point of the original Shield, while Nvidia also held out the promise of streaming more advanced games from PCs equipped with Nvidia graphics cards.
The Shield Tablet continues those concepts. And, besides handling the features of other tablets and acting like a handheld gaming device, the tablet can act much like a console–parked and plugged into a big-screen TV and played remotely using a new controller Nvidia is also introducing.
At first blush, the Shield tablet looks like other Android slates, with an Android slate with an 8-inch display, front facing speakers, and both front and rear cameras. It runs an essentially stock version of Google’s Android KitKat operating system......
Please google exactly what's in the title. Y! won't let me post link information.
An Apple/IBM alliance may reshape the landscape of mobile computing
PS: When I first posted the news on this board, some folks considered it off-topic....LOL
However, Yahoo wouldn't let me post the link nor the content. I always suspect the admin monitoring this board has vested interest in AMD (JH Huang told the world about this 2 years ago!)
Basically the article says demand for console has WANED in recent months, including Microsoft's Xbox. This perhaps explains why MSFT announced that it would try to get out of device business as much as possible.
I would encourage you to read the original Barrons article.
Some AMD effect too...all transient. Good buying opportunity today and I added some 16 LEAPS
IBM's collaboration with NV is about hardware, whereas the big blue will provide enterprise apps and service for Apple gears, mainly the phone.
Some not-so-bright, self-appointed Yahoo board police just doesn't get it, yet he can't seem to hold his stupid tongue...
UPDATE: AMD dropped 19% in after-hour trading. It wouldn't surprise me if the stock would drift back to the $2 range in the coming months. Those who own both AMD and NVDA (on this board) should take a serious look at the situation.
No way Jose!
NVIDIA doesn't need a wet blanket to be dragged down with. AMD's core competences no longer fits NV's needs as defined by its current strategy.
Rory Read praised his company's "solid" performance in 1H. (What a scam artist!)
CORRECTION: it is actually 18k, not 1.8k. My apologies
Well, let see, the real estate market in Seattle area is gonna take a hit!
Only reporting what Barrons wrote. Hint: Easier for you just to skip my posts altogether. I have no intention to edit or refine other people's writing. Just tell it as I see it.(from quality sources).