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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 (opens in new tab), 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.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.