NVIDIA Pretty Much Officially Gives Up On Phones, Will Shut Down, Possibly Sell Integrated 3G/4G Modem Unit

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After years of unsuccessfully pushing its almost-here software-defined Icera LTE modem, NVIDIA officially announced yesterday that the Icera unit, which it acquired in 2011, would be shutting down. The fate of the 500 employees working on Icera projects at NVIDIA was not announced, but may be in NVIDIA’s quarterly earnings call tomorrow.

As recently as two years ago, NVIDIA was still pushing the Icera i500 LTE modem solution as part of its Phoenix Tegra 4i reference design phone platform, which saw adoption that could counted on a single hand (OK, if the hand had six fingers).

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