Nvidia calls off US$40 billion Arm acquisition

Nvidia’s acquisition of chipmaker Arm has been called off.  Nvidia had agreed a landmark deal to acquire Arm for US$40 billion in September 2020, but regulatory pushback has seen the acquisition scrapped. As per the terms of the initial agreement, Nvidia will pay Arm’s parent company SoftBank US$1.25 billion for the deal falling through.  Regulatory […]

Nvidia Shield upgraded to Android 11, gets Peacock offer

Nvidia’s Shield TV, one of the most popular and versatile Android TV STB devices on the market, has received a major update which brings the latest version of Android to the product. The company, more famously known for its graphics cards, has begun rolling out the Shield Software Experience Upgrade 9.0 which delivers the Android […]

FTC sues to block US$40 billion Nvidia-Arm deal

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has moved to block the acquisition of chipmaker Arm by graphics card company Nvidia. Announced in September 2020, Nvidia agreed a deal to buy the Cambridge-based Arm from parent company Softbank in a deal worth US$40 billion. Nvidia said that the deal would increase its presence in mobile computing […]

Nvidia brings GeForce Now cloud gaming platform to LG smart TVs

LG has announced a partnership with Nvidia to bring its cloud gaming platform GeForce now to WebOS Smart TVs. The service, which was previously only available on the big screen via Nvidia’s Shield TV devices and a workaround on Xbox games consoles, will allow gamers to play high-end PC quality games directly streamed to their […]

Beeline updates cloud gaming service with Nvidia

Russian service provider VimpelCom, which operates under the Beeline brand, has updated its cloud gaming service, Beeline Gaming with technology from Nvidia. The operator has used Nvidia’s GeForce Now technology to extend its gaming reach to owners of computers that do not meet the system requirements to support modern gamines. Users can register with Beeline […]

Nvidia brings new Shield TV devices to Australia, talks up Apple deal

Graphics card maker Nvidia has launched the latest iterations of its Shield TV streaming device in Australia. Initially unveiled in late 2019, both the Shield TV and Shield TV Pro have been available internationally for some time but are just now launching down under. Built on Android TV, both units offer Dolby Atmos and Dolby […]

Anevia and Nvidia partner for low-cost UHD processing

OTT and IPTV software solutions provider Anevia has announced a partnership with Nvidia focusing on UHD HDR processing.  Anevia’s Genova video compression encoders are now optimised to work with Nvidia T4 GPUs, with the company boasting that this will enable OTT service providers “to deliver programmes in higher video quality without a commensurate increase in […]

Nvidia unveils new Shield TV streaming device

Nvidia unveiled its new Nvidia Shield TV media streamer and gaming device at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week. The redesigned Android TV-based device will ship with both a remote and a game controller, support 4K high dynamic range images, and in the coming months will be expanded with artificial intelligence capabilities – including […]

Nvidia launches Android TV games console

Games console provider Nvidia has launched an Android TV platform, Nvidia Shield, that is available via the Google Store. The console includes Android apps and Google Chromecast functionality, enabling users to ‘cast’ content from mobile devices to the TV using the console. The device, which includes 16GB of storage and comes with a microSD card […]

Elemental launches Nvidia-based video processing platform

Technology companies Nvidia and Elemental Technologies have launched a new video processing platform to enable the delivery of content to devices including PCs, tablets and smartphones. According to Keith Wymbs, vice-president of marketing at Elemental, the new platform builds on Elemental’s use of graphics processing units to optimise video streaming over IP networks by incorporating […]