Profile: NVIDIA Corp (NVDA.O)
NVIDIA Corporation (NVIDIA), incorporated on February 24, 1998, is engaged in visual computing. The Company operates through segments, including GPU and Tegra Processor. The Company allows to open up new avenues of exploration, facilitate creativity and discovery, and power breakthroughs in areas like artificial intelligence, virtual reality and autonomous cars. It focuses on markets, such as gaming, professional visualization, datacenter and automotive. Its vertical integration enables to bring together hardware, system software, programmable algorithms, systems and services.
The Company's gaming platforms utilize three dimensional (3D) software and algorithms, including its GameWorks investment in real-time graphics and simulation. Its products for the gaming market include GeForce GTX GPUs for PC gaming, the SHIELD family of tablet and portable devices for mobile gaming, GRID for cloud-based streaming on gaming devices, and development services for gaming platforms. The Company serves the professional visualization market by working closely with independent software vendors to optimize their offerings for NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs). Its visual computing solutions enhance productivity for critical parts of the workflow for industries, such as automotive, media and entertainment, oil and gas, and medical imaging. The Company serves Datacenter market with GRID for virtualized graphics. To enable autonomous driving, the Company delivers an end-to-end solution consisting of NVIDIA DIGITS and DRIVE PX for both training a deep neural network, as well as deploying the output of that network in a car.
The Company integrates its GPUs into powerful mobile system-on-a-chip (SOC) processors, which drive supercomputing capabilities for tablets and online gaming and entertainment devices, as well as autonomous robots, drones and cars. Its GPU businesses include GeForce for personal computer (PC) gaming; Quadro for design professionals working in computer-aided design, video editing, special effects and other creative applications; Tesla for deep learning and accelerated computing, leveraging the parallel computing capabilities of GPUs for general purpose computing, and GRID to provide the power of NVIDIA graphics through the cloud and datacenters.
The Company's Tegra processors are primarily designed to enable its branded platforms: DRIVE and SHIELD. Tegra is also sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for devices. DRIVE automotive computers provide supercomputing capabilities to make driving safer. SHIELD consists of a family of devices designed to harness the power of mobile-cloud to revolutionize gaming.
The Company competes with Advanced Micro Devices, Intel Corporation, Ambarella, Inc., AMD, Apple, Inc., Avago Technologies Ltd., Intel, Marvell Technology Group Ltd., Mediatek, Mobileye N.V., Qualcomm Incorporated, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Samsung, ST Microelectronics, Texas Instruments Incorporated, ARM Holdings plc and Imagination Technologies Group plc.
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