Not much is known about the second generation Surface tablets even though Microsoft reportedly confirmed that the slates are in development. Insider sources expect these newer tablets to debut by the end of the year.

Now CEO of NVIDA has revealed that it is collaborating with Microsoft on the device.

In a short interview with CNET the leader of the graphics maker said that both companies are working really hard to make the Surface 2.0 a big success.

NVIDIA is one company that has regularly praised and put its weight behind the Surface RT on a regular basis. The hardware vendor claimed that the RT version of the Outlook app was the only thing the original Surface RT needed to become a successful product.

Jen-Hsun Huang was quoted as saying:

“It is the killer app for Windows. Now we’re going to bring it with the second-generation Surface. We’re working really hard on it, and we hope that it’s going to be a big success.”

The company already provides the Tegra 3 process for the first generation Surface RT that launched in October last year. This confirmation from the CEO makes NVIDIA the second company that is helping Microsoft design the upcoming second generation unit.

Qualcomm is also reportedly collaborating with Redmond on the development process, with its very own, impressively powerful, Snapdragon 800 processing units.

Judging by how things are shaping up, it appears that Microsoft is working on a range of new Surface products, which also includes an 8 inch unit design to compete with tablets like the iPad Mini, Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire.

Redmond’s refreshed tablet family is expected to go on sale before the holiday season.

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  • Mike Greenway

    NVIDIA = Good engineering

  • Ray C

    Great news. I hope the the new devices run the latest Tegra hardware. Remember that the first generation was not release every where, had no smaller options, and was priced extremely high. All these changes should result in a boost for Microsoft. Add to that the 8.1 update and hardware changes, and people really should stop with all the doom and gloom.