Tegra 2 wins Computex 2011 "Best Choice" mobile innovation award

The Nvidia-made processor has been recognized for its major contributions and impact to the mobile market
Allen Ngo,

Graphics giant Nvidia certainly has something to cheer about today.

According to Gamut News, the successful Tegra 2 platform has been granted the “Best Choice” award for Smart Handheld Devices Innovation by the Computex Taipei Computer Association. The chip faced intense competition for the recognition, including mobile devices and computers, as well as over 400 other consumer products.

According to the judges, the Tegra 2 processor has “ushered in a new wave of super phones and tablet devices with never-before-seen capabilities and experiences,” and was selected for its “overall technical merit, innovation and marketability.”  Indeed, the mobile chip has become almost ubiquitous in Android tablets and will power certain high-end smartphones later this year.

Phil Carmack, senior vice president of Nvidia, acknowledged the honor and claimed that the upcoming quad-core Kal-El processor will boost mobile technologies to even higher levels.

The Tegra 2 platform has been the heart of many big name tablets so far, including the Motorola Xoom, LG Optimus Pad, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Asus Eee pad Transformer, and the Acer Iconia Tab A500, to name a few. Its continuing rapid growth in the mobile sector has proven its importance in the dynamic mobile market.

The Tegra 2 is a dual-core, ARM Cortex-A9 system-on-chip with integrated GeForce graphics. First announced early 2010, the Nvidia chip has been clocked at 1GHz for most devices that carry the processor.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-05-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.