SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – NVIDIA Corp., the world’s second-largest producer of computer graphics processing units, sells defective GeForce 8M Series GPUs in laptops, a class action claims in Federal Court. Plaintiffs say NVIDIA, which controls 31.4% of the GPU market, concealed the defect it has known about since 2007.
Nvidia is the second-largest producer of GPUs worldwide, the complaint states.
Lead plaintiff Steven Nakash says, “the NVIDIA GPUs are defectively designed because they are not capable of withstanding normal operations and prematurely cease to function properly.”
Lead counsel for the proposed class is Paul Kiesel with Kiesel Boucher Larson of Beverly Hills.
A similar class action was filed in Santa Clara County Court.