Nvidia (Nvidia Corporation) is a Santa Clara, California-based company. Nvidia was founded in 1993 by Jensen Huang, Chris Malachowsky, Curtis Priem and Chris Malachowsky. Nvidia has nearly 12000 people worldwide and 5000 in Silicon Valley.
Nvidia manufactures GPUs (Graphic Processing Units) for gaming and professional markets, along with laptops and drivers. The company's main product line, "GeForce" as well as its products in the gaming industry (along with handheld Shield Portable, AndroidTV, and Tablet) are its main products. GeForce is the world's largest gaming platform and NVIDIA DRIVE™ is Nvidia's scalable AI car platform. Nvidia also designs a "GameWorks" software for photorealistic gaming.
Nvidia also designs SOCs (Systems on a Chip) for the automotive and computing markets.
Nvidia's $40BN acquisition of UK-based Arm was announced September 2020 but remains to be cleared by regulators.
Nvidia has today brought to market the first gaming-oriented GPU to feature the company's Ampere architecture: The RTX 3080 Founders Edition is available to order now for £649 ($699 in the US), with custom variants from Nvidia's partners expected to go on sale tomorrow.
Sale comes four years after Masayoshi Son bought the chip designer.