The NVIDIA® GPU Ventures Zone showcases the breadth of innovative companies that leverage the GPU for visual and other computing applications.

Companies within the visual and GPU computing ecosystem:

Avatar Reality
Brainstorm America
Edge3 Technologies
Elemental Technologies
Emergent Game Technologies
Fork Particle
Forterra Systems
Hanweck Associates
Illuminate Labs
Massive Software
Nurien Software
Perceptive Pixel
Pixelux Entertainment
Red Giant Software
Right Hemisphere
Scalable Graphics
Seeing Machines
Sixense Entertainment
Spatial View
Tech-X Corporation
Total Immersion

   DAZ 3D
12637 S. 265 W. #300
Draper, Utah 84020
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   DAZ has been in business since 2000 focusing on creating creative tools for creative people. The company has a community of nearly one million members who use DAZ’s tools and content to create high quality art and animation. DAZ’s mantra is to lower the cost and difficulty barriers that traditionally have kept 3D from becoming more mainstream. DAZ is positioned to be the premiere content provider for people looking for custom avatars and props for virtual environment. DAZ’s pipeline tools take high detail, high resolution models and maps and port them to real-time environments.

13 B Chemin du Levant
01 210 Ferney-Voltaire
00 33 4 79 65 89 16
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   Digisens is a software developer specialised in Computed Tomography (CT) reconstruction and 3D volume rendering. Digisens is a company nestled in the French alps and seeded from a public lab. The team is able to handle all the process from research to full documented and supported product. Digisens’ software is renowned for steady innovation, technical assignments as well as high-quality standards of products. After being a pioneer for GPU, Digisens continues to innovate. They are an innovation driven company and don’t believe in technical status quo. Innovation is the key for diagnosis with less nuisances, improving the image quality. Making better software for people and next generation is Digisens’ fuel.

   Edge 3 Technologies
10912 Palm Ridge Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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   Edge 3 Technologies is an offshoot of the Embry-Riddle Machine Vision Lab, the premier research facility in 3D gesture recognition. The company specializes in the development of GPU middleware with advanced learning machine vision for sophisticated Fortune 500 companies. Edge 3’s technology is up to 100x faster and more accurate than conventional CPU-based technology. The company’s goal is to help redefine the relationship between humans and machines.

Edge 3’s methodology involves:
  • CUDA/GPU to mitigate computationally challenging aspects and improve real-time object segmentation and tracking performance, and reduce error rates
  • CUDA/GPU for machine learning/training on massive amounts of data to improve classification and identification of various user gestures and postures
  • Machine learning of users’ behavior and habits with hundreds of features
  • Differentiating users with various biometrics and depths
  • Usability testing on thousands of subjects

   Elemental Technologies
421 SW Hall St
Portland, OR 97201
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   Elemental Technologies is the leading provider of massively parallel processing solutions for video applications. Our products power video applications for consumer, professional, and enterprise markets using off-the-shelf, programmable graphic processing units (GPUs). The Badaboom™ Media Converter for consumer media processing use and the RapiHD™ Accelerator for Adobe Premiere Pro for professional video editing use GPU power to achieve unparalleled performance while leveraging the economies of scale provided within the market. Founded in 2006, Elemental Technologies is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

   Emergent Game Technologies
5016 N. Parkway Calabasas, Suite 210
Calabasas, CA 91302
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   Emergent Game Technologies has one goal: innovation in game development. The company provides game developers with all the tools they need to make games that break new ground in every field. Emergent’s flexible technology integrates easily with other tools and applications in today’s game development pipelines. Emergent’s signature product Gamebryo is a complete platform for creating next-generation games, visual simulations and other 3D experiences. Proven in over 200 games across 15 genres, and with 100 additional titles in development.

L’Arenice – 455,
promenade des Anglais
NICE – France
+33 (0) 4 9314 4617
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   Enodo, previously known as Imagtp, is a French 3D visualization company composed of architects and highly qualified 2D and 3D specialists. We help our clients to shape and communicate their projects in the field of urban planning, architecture, transportation or industrial simulation. In a wider point of view, our work is to simulate or modify an environment in which it will be crucial to explain and present all the ramifications generated by a future project’s design.

To do so, we propose to visualize the project using an Interactive Virtual Model ®. The technology we are using is the best real-time video game engine available today on the market: the CryENGINE ® developed by the German company Crytek, our partner.

This new approach to visualise a project allows a complete and interactive immersion. Not only it becomes the best decision-making tool during the evolution of the project, but it also allows the user to understand and practice the process and modifications of the project in real-time with a level of details and realism never reached before.

   Fork Particle
2743 Trevor Parkway
Pleasanton, CA 94588
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   Fork Particle provides advanced real-time visual effects simulation software development kit and authoring solution to video games and visual simulator software developers. The company’s solution streamlines the effects production pipeline and enables developers to create next generation visual FX to enhance graphics quality of their products. Fork Particle Visual FX Tool & SDK is used in multi-platform video games, massive multi-player online games, virtual world social networks, and visual simulation software products. Clients include Electronic Arts, Vivendi, Turbine, and Microsoft.

Fork Particle Visual FX Tool & SDK enables spectacular advanced visual effects in real-time 3d graphics software applications. For example it can simulate smoke, fire, rain, explosions, and other fantastic effects. Users author special effects in the Fork authoring tool and use Fork’s runtime component to simulate them in their products.

   Forterra Systems
2207 Bridgepointe Parkway, Suite 200
San Mateo, CA 94404
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   Forterra provides distributed, enterprise grade virtual world software that enables customers and partners to create their own private, realistic 3D Internet solutions for the corporate, hetitlehcare, government, and education industries. Forterra’s software enables users to train, learn, communicate, rehearse, collaborate, socialize, and experiment over any network. Using standard PC hardware, customers can rapidly generate trusted, secure, collaborative solutions behind or through firewalls that scale to thousands of concurrent users. Forterra’s open and extensible architecture works with leading 3D authoring tools and integrates with real-world data systems. Users get a better experience from 3D audio, realistic graphics, and anytime, anyplace access.

Kappelitie 6 B
FI-02200 ESPOO
+358 20 759 8250
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   Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs, smartphones, mobiles and embedded devices. Futuremark is known around the world for its benchmark products, including the 3DMark® and PCMark® Series, SPMark™ and VGMark™ (with more than 35 million copies distributed worldwide) and value-added services powered by a database of over 30 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark Games Studio also creates original IP video games and is currently developing Shattered Horizon, a multiplayer first person shooter for PCs featuring zero gravity combat in near-Earth space. Futuremark employs 50 people and maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland.

530 Lakeside Dr. Suite 180
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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   Gauda pioneered GPU-based solutions for semiconductor manufacturing. Gauda’s solutions offer significant speed advantages of up to two orders of magnitude compared to present solutions, without sacrificing accuracy. Computationally efficient Gauda solutions enable the design of next generation chips. Currently deployed at several leading institutions, the performance directly translates to reduced time-to-market as well as significantly lower cost of ownership.

The startup company has been in operation since mid-2006 and is located in Sunnyvale, CA.