Nvidia Tegra 4 Shipments, Project Shield Release Delayed

February 14, 2013

Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia’s co-founder, president and CEO, confirmed that the Tegra 4 quad-core processor, which was announced in January at CES 2013, will not begin shipping to manufacturers until late summer – more specifically, July. Unfortunately, that means Tegra 4-powered smartphones and tablets will likely be delayed till Fall 2013, around August or September. Of course, that also includes the Nvidia Project Shield portable Android gaming console.

“We ship Tegra 4 starting in Q2. We are ramping production now and we will have full production release,” said Huang during a conference call with financial analysts. “Q2 is also when we ship the Tegra 4 based Shield device. Although it is in the latter part of Q2, it is going to be in Q2,” he confirmed.

This delay in production may be why Google reportedly chose to go with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset for its 2nd generation Nexus 7 Android tablet. The new 7-inch Nexus is scheduled to be announced in May at Google I/O and released in June, which is a month in advance of the Tegra 4 SoC being shipped off for product assembly.


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