NVIDIA awakened the world to the power of computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Since then, the company has led breakthroughs in parallel processing for high-performance computing, rigorous power efficiency and continual innovation.
Today, NVIDIA processors power a broad range of products from smartphones to supercomputers. NVIDIA mobile processors are used in cell phones, tablets and auto infotainment systems. PC gamers rely on GPUs to enjoy spectacularly immersive worlds. Professionals use them to create visual effects in movies and design everything from golf clubs to jumbo jets. And researchers use GPUs to advance the frontiers of science with high-performance computing.
NVIDIA was founded in 1993. As of January 29, 2012, NVIDIA has 7,133 employees in 48 offices and 16 countries. The company holds more than 5,000 patents worldwide, including ones that cover designs and insights that are essential to modern computing. In January 2011, NVIDIA shipped its one-billionth GPU.