Nonetheless, the Zune HD will serve as an important showcase for chip designer NVIDIA
The Tegra chip is positioned to become a major revenue driver for the plucky chip designer, if you listen to CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. NVIDIA says that there are "more than 50" Tegra-based consumer products in the works, including netbooks, smartphones, and portable navigation devices.
In the future, some of these devices will run the Android software platform, backed by Google
In other words, I wouldn't be surprised to see the next generation of Garmin navigation devices and Motorola smartphones rocking a Tegra chip from NVIDIA. NVIDIA is facing a tough battle to win contracts away from incumbents like the Qualcomm
The Tegra looks like a capable cash cow for longtime Stock Advisor pick NVIDIA.The stock has nearly doubled investors' money in four years, despite the debilitating crash of 2008. NVIDIA is on the bubble between four and five stars in Motley Fool CAPS, with a 95% approval rating among more than 4,500 of your fellow investors. Will the Tegra put NVIDIA back on track to multibagger gains? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.
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