Nvidia CEO: ‘I believe in tablets wholeheartedly,’ but smartphones will take a little longer

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Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang sure loves his slates. “Yes, I believe in tablets. I believe in tablets wholeheartedly,” he told investors this afternoon. The company co-founder has good reason to say so: Nvidia’s Tegra line of mobile processors, which appear in Microsoft’s Surface RT and the Google Nexus 7, have driven record results. The company’s reporting earnings of $ 4.28 billion dollars for the year, a 7.1 percent increase from last year, in spite of a weaker PC market. For Nvidia, tablets have been the delivery mechanism for those mobile processors, and Huang says that will continue to be the case: on the call, he talked up the potential of both Android and Windows RT tablets — but not smartphones — in the near future.


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