nVIDIA’s Jen-Hsun Huang sees future in cars and gaming

Jen-Hsun Huang is one of the most influential people in our industry, so whenever he has something to say, people stop and take notice. With PC sales slowing down considerably and Tegra chipsets not selling like they used to, he is willing to steer nVIDIA’s ship to more profitable waters.

He gave an interview to C|Net and it’s a great read; with topics ranging from Tegra 4i’s lack of success, visual computing, gaming on PCs and handhelds and even car computing. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

Q: Some reports say Nvidia isn’t targeting smartphones and tablets with Tegra anymore. Has your strategy shifted?

Jen-Hsun Huang: The strategy has shifted, but that’s not quite right. The reason for that is this: First of all, we see that mobile is not about phones only. One of the most important mobile devices is a phone, but mobile technology is revolutionizing [products] all over the place…It’s going to revolutionize TVs. It’s going to revolutionize, obviously, computers. But it’s also going to revolutionize games and cars and all kinds of stuff. Our strategy is to go and focus our energy on segments of mobile where we can add the most value. The area where we can add the most value is visual computing, graphics, GPUs, etc.

In some phones, visual computing is important, but in a lot of phones, visual computing is just not that important. So what we wanted to do was focus on No. 1. gaming, where we can add a lot of value, and we think gaming on Android is going to be important. We’re going to focus on car computers where visual computing and supercomputing technology is really important to the future of cars. And then we’re going to focus our energy on segments of mobile computing, segments of phones and tablets where computer graphics are really important.

You can read the rest of the interview over at C|Net

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