Some analysts have suggested NVIDIA could end up being bought by No. 1 chip maker Intel or at least being forced to strike some sort of in-depth partnership like a licensing deal. Mike Hara, NVIDIA’s vice president of investor relations, reiterated his company’s determination to stay independent. AMD and Intel, which are battling it out for supremacy in the PC processor market, still need NVIDIA as much as ever. “We’ve become the necessary evil for both companies because they can’t compete with each other using their own technologies,” Hara said. NVIDIA expects sales of its graphics and video chips for mobile phones to double this year to more than $ 100 million, and believes it can maintain that pace for several years.

Some analysts have suggested NVIDIA could end up being bought by No. 1 chip maker Intel or at least being forced to strike some sort of in-depth partnership like a licensing deal. Mike Hara, NVIDIA’s vice president of investor relations, reiterated his company’s determination to stay independent. AMD and Intel, which are battling it out for supremacy in the PC processor market, still need NVIDIA as much as ever. “We’ve become the necessary evil for both companies because they can’t compete with each other using their own technologies,” Hara said. NVIDIA expects sales of its graphics and video chips for mobile phones to double this year to more than $ 100 million, and believes it can maintain that pace for several years.