Nvidia's CEO looks forward to Windows 8

Nvidia has already announced plans to release a processor that could run Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system. News.com reports that in a conference call with investors following the release of Nvidia's quarterly financial results, the company's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said that he was looking forward to seeing his chip run Windows 8 inside desktops and laptops saying, "We're very bullish on Windows 8 for the second half of next year."

His comments come on the heels of solid financial results for Nvidia. The company announced today that Nvidia had revenue of $1.017 billion for the quarter that ended on June 30. That's compared to revenue of $811.2 million for the same period a year ago. Nvidia generated a net profit of $151.6 million for the quarter, much better than the loss of $141 million for the same period a year ago. Shares of Nvidia went up in after hours trading after the company revealed it was expecting a four to six percent rise in revenue for the current quarter.

In the conference call, Huang praised the upcoming "Kal-El" processor, the quad-core chip for smartphones and laptops that is scheduled to launch sometime before the end of the year. He said, "Kal-El is so much better performance than Tegra 2. And so much lower power. Very few people have internalized that Kal-El is lower power in every use case compared to Tegra 2." Kal-El is expected to be used in a number of Android-based devices that will have the next generation version version of the OS (otherwise known as "Ice Cream Sandwich"). Huang said, "I look forward to Ice Cream Sandwich and expect to be very successful with it."

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