Nvidia has been talking about their Tegra roadmap since earlier this year, and now they have made things a bit more official. According to Michael Hara, senior vice president of investor relations and communications at the company, a major announcement is coming in at CES.
â€œAt CES we are going to make a major announcement about Tegra family. It is highly possible that we will see some very interesting form-factors coming out at the same time. [There will be products] shown by our partners using the next-generation Tegra device. You are going to see roll-outs and deployments of tablet PCs, smartbooks, netbooks, MIDs throughout the first half [of the year]; and then you will see major roll-outs of smartphones in the second halfâ€ Michael Hara, senior vice president of investor relations and communications, NVIDIA
The second generation of Tegra devices is expected to have double the power of todayâ€™s chipsets, and have a more modern ARM instruction set.
â€œYou want to have fast response times and switching between your windows [on the desktop], you want to see high-definition videos, you want to see high-definition images, so, your experience is about HD Internet. Our objective with Tegra is to deliver the same experience to your handheld devicesâ€ Michael Hara
Devices featuring the chip are expected to arrive towards the end of 2010. One do however need to bear in mind however that Nvidia has been promising many more Tegra devices than they have actually delivered this year, and face formidable competition from Qualcomm and Texas Instruments, who appear to have better industry relations than the company.