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Nvidia's quad-core chipset is broadly similar to the chipset in Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld gaming system, given that both are based on a quad-core processor from ARM. \
"Tegra 3 phones are now shipping from 22 carriers in Europe and Asia, and more will follow shortly," the head of Nvidia investor relations, Christopher Evenden told analysts Friday.
Pushing the Envelope
At the same time that TSMC is struggling to keep up with demand, the semiconductor maker is also pushing the boundaries of its 28nm products for high-performance mobile applications. Earlier this month, TSMC unveiled a test chip that demonstrated what will eventually land in a range of computing products extending from high-frequency, performance-oriented computing devices to power -sensitive mobile applications.
"At 3.1 GHz, this 28[-nm] dual-core processor implementation is twice as fast as its counterpart at TSMC 40nm under the same operating conditions," said TSMC Vice President Cliff Hou.
Meanwhile, designers at Nvidia are also looking to push the GPU design envelope by designing next-generation chipsets that fully harness the power of cloud computing environments.
"Graphics is more important than ever," Huang said. "Look for exciting news next week at the GPU Technology Conference [in San Jose, Calif.] as we reveal new ways that the GPU will enhance mobile and cloud computing."