The pending lawsuit between NVIDIA on the one hand, and Samsung and Qualcomm on the other can have major consequences.
It is not small items, when the big boys are suing each other on the other side of the Atlantic. NVIDIA have sued Samsung and Qualcomm, and now they’ve gotten the justice system to look at whether some Samsung products will no longer be sold in the United States.
A long line of Samsung’s highest-profile products can stand for the shot. NVIDIA will have stopped the sale of Samsung products, among other things, with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600, 800, 801 and 805. It is specifically the Qualcomm Adreno, arm’s Mali and imaginations PowerVR-grafikartikturer, that is the problem.
It includes among other Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge, Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S5 Note Pro and several others.
The GPU is the question
NVIDIA has in their actions highlighted 7 patents, as they believe that Samsung and Qualcomm has violated. They cover all the GPU, which is a place NVIDIA excels.
As mentioned above, then it is the part of the chip that controls the graphics, which has got NVIDIA to go on the rampage, and in fact it is the first time in the company’s history that they have entered into in such an action.