MediaTek/Nvidia deal—a second look

It’s a bigger deal than the announcement suggests—not selling chips.

Jon Peddie

Last week, Nvidia announced at Computex that it had entered into a deal with MediaTek to develop automotive SoCs and integrate the Nvidia GPU chiplet, featuring Nvidia AI and graphics intellectual property, into the design architecture. If you read that quickly, you might rightly assume Nvidia was selling chips to MediaTek—but they aren’t. It’s an IP deal, but there’s more to it. Nvidia will supply MediaTek with its Nvidia NVLink technology to use as an interposer between the GPU chips. And, equally important and newsworthy is that Nvidia has entered the chiplet business. MediaTek and/or Nvidia will be able to

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