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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 To Come With Nvidia Tegra 2 Chipset?

One analyst has claimed that Samsung may be using the Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset in its next tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 which should be coming next year.

Ambrish Srivastava, a semiconductors analyst working with BMO Capital Market, told investors that the video chip manufacturer will be the big winner of the rise of tablets in 2011.

The Analyst met with more than 30 technology companies in a number of South East Asian countries and he is now convinced that the Nvidia Tegra 2 will be used in a number of products next year.

At the time of writing, the Advent Vega is the only product that uses the chip but next year will see the launch of more upmarket devices like the Motorola tablet and the LG Star, both of which will use the Tegra 2.

Forbes' Elizabeth Woyke says that Nvidia may have convinced Samsung to use the Nvidia Tegra 2 rather than its own Hummingbird chips, something we're very dubious around.

Samsung has already announced the successor of the Hummingbird family; the Orion is likely to be used as the blueprint of the Apple A5 processor, the one which will power the iPad 2, the iPhone 5 and the iPod Touch 5G.

Like the Orion, the Nvidia Tegra 2 will use two ARM Cortex A9 cores with an unidentified ultra-low power (ULP) NVIDIA GeForce GPU.