Nvidia bought, Icera one of the major players on the mobile baseband technology which holds over 550 patents in this area, also its chipsets are used by more than 50 carriers around the globe. Nvidia gets a slice of the pie called “Global market for baseband processors worth $15 billion a year, and growing at a very fast pace.
Icera’s baseband and RF technologies span 2G, 3G and 4G networks. Joining them with our Tegra mobile super chip will result in a powerful combination.
“With this acquisition, NVIDIA will now be able to build more integrated chips that pack both the application processor and the baseband processor, which will give them “the benefits of faster time-to-market, better integration and enhanced performance.”