SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Graphics chip designer Nvidia said it has chalked up 200 design wins for notebooks due out in 2011 that also feature Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge microprocessor.
Nvidia, which competes against Advanced Micro Devices, won designs to include its graphics chips in about 125 notebook personal computers for 2010. Chief executive Jen-Hsun Huang recently told analysts he expects to take his company's share of the notebook market to an all-time high.
Intel's next-generation Sandy Bridge processors, which include integrated graphics, are due to ship heavily beginning in early 2011.
Intel would like to see Sandy Bridge counted on to handle the mainstream graphics needs of computers built over the next few years.
But PC manufacturers will likely play it safe in early 2011 by offering notebooks with separate graphics chips, as well as models that rely only on Sandy Bridge, said Wedbush analyst Patrick Wang.
Reporting by Noel Randewich