Nvidia Corporation[a] (// en-VID-ee-ə) is an American multinational corporation. It is based in Santa Clara, California. They make graphical processing technologies for computers and small mobile devices like smartphones. The company supplies electronic chips for motherboard chipsets, smart phones' graphic controller, graphics processing units, and game consoles. Nvidia product lines include: GeForce, Quadro, and nForce (chipsets).
|Founded||April 5, 1993|
|Revenue||US$11.7 billion (2019)|
|US$3.804 billion (2018)|
|US$4.141 billion (2018)|
|Total assets||US$13.292 billion (2018)|
|Total equity||US$9.342 billion (2018)|
Number of employees
|18,100 (October 2020)|
|Subsidiaries||Nvidia Advanced Rendering Center|
After proposed acquisition: Arm Ltd. (90%)
In 2023 it was said to be the world’s most valuable chipmaker. Demand for its artificial intelligence chips more than doubled its income in 2023. Its stock market value jumped to more than $1 trillion.
"Nvidia", is a combination of two parts: n (usually used as a mathematical variable) and video (Latin: to "see").
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. On January 5, 2007, the company announced their acquisition of PortalPlayer, Inc.
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.
- NV1 – Nvidia's first product, based on quadratic surfaces
- RIVA 128 and RIVA 128ZX – DirectX 5 support, OpenGL 1 support, Nvidia's first DirectX-compliant hardware
- RIVA TNT, RIVA TNT2 – DirectX 6 support, OpenGL 1 support; the series that made Nvidia a market-leader
- Nvidia GeForce - Desktop-graphics acceleration-solutions
- Nvidia Quadro – High-quality workstation solutions
- Nvidia Tesla - Dedicated GPGPU processing for High Performance Computing systems
- Nvidia GoForce – Media processors for PDAs, Smartphones, and mobile phones featuring nPower technology
- H100 AI processor
- GPU for game consoles
- "NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2019". nvidianews.nvidia.com. Nvidia. February 2016.
- Hille, Kathrin; Liu, Qianer (August 23, 2023). "Supply chain shortages delay tech sector's AI bonanza". Financial Times. Retrieved August 23, 2023.
- "Artificial intelligence chip giant Nvidia sees sales more than double". BBC News. August 24, 2023. Retrieved August 24, 2023.
- The Register Hardware news: Nvidia acquires Hybrid Graphics Archived 2007-12-13 at the Wayback Machine
- Press Release: NVIDIA acquires PortalPlayer, dated January 5, 2007.
- "Justice Dept. subpoenas AMD, Nvidia". New York Times. December 1, 2006. Archived from the original on January 25, 2008. Retrieved January 8, 2008.
- Brian Caulfield (January 7, 2008). "Shoot to Kill". Forbes.com. Archived from the original on June 5, 2008. Retrieved December 26, 2007.
- Stylized in capital letters with a lowercase "n" in its logo.