Seems to be speculation at this point, but it makes perfectly logical sense.
============== Where does a team of engineers of this calibre go when they are not really welcome at AMD or Intel? Easy, greener pastures was not a euphemism, they went to Nvidia. What are they doing at Nvidia? Well duh, they are making a CPU.
The ATI buy put Nvidia is a really tough spot, it either has to make a CPU, change its entire product line, or wither and die. Given the egos involved, the first one is the only real option, not that they haven't threatened it in the past.============
There's several other links there, dunno if it can be confirmed but it makes for good forum chatter, no?
Well, if they decide to make their own platform, we'll have at least 3 mainstream x86 platform suppliers (let's ignore the M$ chip-making rumors, for convenience's sake). It'll be a welcome change from the usual Intel/AMD fights, and it'll keep both of those companies on their toes.