The Inquirer waxes philosophical over NVIDIA's recent cancellation of their C60 nForce IGP for the Intel platform. Given the somewhat questionable solidity of the company's C51 GeForce 6100/6150 chipsets on the AMD front, it is possible that there were a few too many issues with the Intel counterpart. However, it is also entirely possible that the recent acquisition of ULI was largely intended to solve this very problem. If I were to take a shot at this, I'd bet that the Intel chipset costs were a bit too high for the market's liking and that the chipsets resulting from the adoption of ULI will result in cheaper chipsets that see a much higher adoption. Then again, that's just my $0.02.
During its last conference call, Nvidia's CEO confirmed that the company cancelled its C60 Pentium 4 chipset project. That was supposed to be the Geforce 6150 and 6100 for Intel but as Nvidia lost Intel chipset deal to ATI, it decided to can the chipset.
I guess that it was much more than just a loss to ATI and we suspect that this chipset had some problems that they just could not override. You don't cancel a chip that has cost you millions of dollars for nothing. But, to be fair, perhaps it was a strategic decision.
So maybe ULI can make a good chipset for the Intel market as Nvidia is happy with the AMD end of its business. Nvidia desperately needs an entry level Pentium 4 chipset as this is where the money is.