American multinational technology company
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Nvidia Corporation[a] (/ɛnˈvɪdiə/, en-VID-ee-ə) is an American multinational corporation. It is based in Santa Clara, California. They make graphical processing technologies for computers and mobile devices like smartphones. The company supplies electronic chips for motherboard chipsets, smartphone graphic controllers, graphics processing units, and game consoles. Nvidia product lines include: GeForce, Quadro, and nForce (chipsets).

Nvidia Corporation
Company typePublic
FoundedApril 5, 1993; 31 years ago (1993-04-05)
Area served
Key people
RevenueIncrease US$11.7 billion (2019)[1]
Increase US$3.804 billion (2018)[1]
Increase US$4.141 billion (2018)[1]
Total assetsIncrease US$13.292 billion (2018)[1]
Total equityIncrease US$9.342 billion (2018)[1]
Number of employees
18,100 (October 2020)[1]
SubsidiariesNvidia Advanced Rendering Center
Mellanox Technologies
After proposed acquisition: Arm Ltd. (90%)

In 2023 it was said to be the world’s most valuable chipmaker.[2] Demand for its artificial intelligence (AI) chips more than doubled its income in 2023. Its stock market value jumped to more than $1 trillion.[3] In June 2024, Nvidia became the world's largest public company.[4]

"Nvidia" is a combination of two parts: n (usually used as a mathematical variable) and video (Latin: to "see").



Nvidia was started in 1993 by Jen-Hsun Huang, Curtis Priem, and Chris Malachowsky. In 2000 Nvidia took intellectual possession of 3dfx, one of the biggest GPU producers in the 1990s.

On December 14, 2005, Nvidia bought ULI. At that time ULI supplied 30% Southbridge parts for chipsets to ATI), Nvidia's competitor. In March 2006, Nvidia bought the company Hybrid Graphics.[5] On January 5, 2007, the company announced their acquisition of PortalPlayer, Inc.[6]

In December 2006, Nvidia, along with its main rival in the graphics industry Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), received subpoenas from the Justice Department. This was regarding possible antitrust violations in the graphics card industry.[7]

Forbes magazine called Nvidia "Company of the Year for 2007" for accomplishing its company goals in the last 5 years.[8]






  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2019". nvidianews.nvidia.com. Nvidia News. February 2016.
  2. Hille, Kathrin; Liu, Qianer (August 23, 2023). "Supply chain shortages delay tech sector's AI bonanza". Financial Times. Retrieved August 23, 2023.
  3. "Artificial intelligence chip giant Nvidia sees sales more than double". BBC News. August 24, 2023. Retrieved August 24, 2023.
  4. Hur, Krystal (June 18, 2024). "Nvidia surpasses Microsoft to become the largest public company in the world". CNN. Retrieved June 18, 2024.
  5. The Register Hardware news: Nvidia acquires Hybrid Graphics Archived 2007-12-13 at the Wayback Machine
  6. Press Release: NVIDIA acquires PortalPlayer, dated January 5, 2007.
  7. "Justice Dept. subpoenas AMD, Nvidia". New York Times. December 1, 2006. Archived from the original on January 25, 2008. Retrieved January 8, 2008.
  8. Brian Caulfield (January 7, 2008). "Shoot to Kill". Forbes.com. Archived from the original on June 5, 2008. Retrieved December 26, 2007.
  1. Stylized in capital letters with a lowercase "n" in its logo

Other websites

  • Official website  
  • Nvidia Developer website