Arik Hesseldahl

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Nvidia Buys Wireless Chipmaker Icera for $367 Million

Nvidia, the graphics chipmaker seeking to expand into processors for notebooks, tablets and services, said today it will spend $367 million to acquire Icera, a U.K.-based maker of baseband chips for 3G and 4G wireless handsets. Icera is backed by Accel Partners, Amadeus Capital Partners, Atlas Venture, Balderton Capital and DFJ Esprit. The firm raised $45 million last year, and secured a $12 million debt facility in January from Silicon Valley Bank. The deal is expected to help Nvidia compete better against Qualcomm.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik