The Street reacts favorably to Nvidia's (NVDA +7.3%) decision to license its GPU cores and...

|By:, SA News Editor

The Street reacts favorably to Nvidia's (NVDA +7.3%) decision to license its GPU cores and related IP to other mobile processor developers, rather than simply pin its mobile hopes on Tegra sales. "If there was ever a way for Nvidia to get into Apple, the IP licensing angle is likely it," says Raymond James, which thinks the move could also limit traction for ARM's (ARMH -0.8%) Mali GPU cores. Evercore is less optimistic about Apple, stating checks point to "significant internal GPU design efforts" at the company. It views Samsung as a possibility, but adds the Korean electronics giant is "cycling through IP vendors and chip suppliers."