Samsung Elec gets order for Nvidia's next-gen GPUs: Chosun Biz

August 12, 2016 2:06 AM EDT

The logo of technology company Nvidia is seen at its headquarters in Santa Clara, California February 11, 2015. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd won a contract manufacturing order to make new graphics processing unit (GPU) products for U.S.-based Nvidia Corp, South Korea's Chosun Biz newspaper reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources.

The paper said Samsung would start making the next-generation GPUs using its 14-nanometre production technology before year-end, based on the U.S. company's Pascal architecture. It did not specify the value of the order.

A Samsung Electronics spokeswoman declined to comment, while Nvidia could not be immediately reached for comment.

(Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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