Microsoft positioning itself to acquire Nvidia?

Posted on Jun 4 2011 - 11:13pm by Mike Wewerka

It seems as though Microsoft is on a roll, first they convince Nokia to drop Symbian and devout their entire company and its stability on the future of Windows Phone 7, then there was the debunked rumor that spread like wildfire from those bafoons at BGR (who can just somehow get away with posting erroneous reports with no repercussions or admitting they were wrong), that Ballmer & Co. were going to snatch up Nokia’s mobile division and now this report…Microsoft positions itself to acquire Nvidia.

Yes, according to, the rumor on the street this weekend is that Microsoft is looking to buy up the graphics and mobile processor company, to obviously bolster their “fledgeling” Window Phone OS.

Quote from Information Week:
According to InformationWeek, “the deal gives Microsoft the exclusive right to match any offer for 30% or more of nVidia’s outstanding shares by a third-party, according to an SEC filing”.

“Under the agreement, if an individual or corporation makes an offer to purchase shares equal to or greater than 30% of the outstanding shares of our common stock, Microsoft may have first and last rights of refusal to purchase the stock,” says the nVidia filing dated May 27.

It is now apparent that Microsoft is lining up its ducks or at this point “commanding” them to get in a row. First the Nokia deal, then they buy Skype, now a processor wing all to make everything work in sync with WP7 and future versions of Windows like the PC/Tablet friendly Windows 8. The sleeping dragon in the back of the cave has finally woken up and now the only question is, is it too late or will all these “expensive” purchases and deals pay-off.

Oddly in all this, Apple and Google seem to be content. Are they worried or do they already have plans in place to counter these type of attacks.

Any way you look at it, Microsoft is taking Apple and Google seriously and head-on.

[Source: Information Week via]