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NVIDIA has developed four product brands to meet the needs of specific market segments:
Tegra: The Mobile Super Chip
With deep experience in visual and parallel computing, NVIDIA is well positioned to drive the mobile computing revolution. Today, the most personal computers are mobile computers. Tegra, a mobile super chip, is powering the next generation of mobile devices, as well as in-car safety and infotainment systems. The Tegra 2 chip firmly established NVIDIA as a major player in mobile computing. With Tegra 3, NVIDIA is building on its technology leadership. Tegra 3's 4-PLUS-1™ quad-core architecture provides both exceptional processing power and great battery life. It does this by using four powerful CPU cores to handle demanding tasks, such as gaming, and a fifth low-power, battery-saver core to manage less strenuous tasks – like processing e-mail or operating in standby mode.
GeForce: Helping Gamers Enjoy Games
Our heritage is in PC graphics, and our GeForce processors deliver amazing visual experiences to the thriving gaming community around the world. The PC gaming market is expected to reach $25B in 2016. Millions of gamers attend events like Gamescom, Dreamhack, Blizzcon and China Joy every year. And gaming is one of the most popular activities in China's 160,000+ icafes. Gamers can enjoy fully immersive worlds with innovations that complement GeForce, such as NVIDIA® PhysX® for thrilling, realistic effects, and the NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ suite of technologies, including active-shutter glasses, for stereo 3D.
Quadro: The Standard for Professional Graphics
In the early 2000s, our invention of a programmable processor expanded NVIDIA's reach into professional graphics. Today, animators, broadcasters, visual-effects artists and industrial designers overwhelmingly use Quadro. And with NVIDIA Maximus technology, designers and engineers can do graphics-intensive work and compute-intensive work at the same time, on the same machine. The majority of the world's cars and planes, as well as a host of consumer products like tennis shoes and shampoo bottles, are designed using Quadro solutions. In film, Quadro GPUs were behind all of the "Best Visual Effects" Oscar nominees for the past three years running.
Tesla: Accelerating Science
NVIDIA's expertise in programmable GPUs led to breakthroughs in parallel processing. Scientists and researchers around the world are using Tesla GPUs to tackle the most complex challenges, from climate modeling to quantum physics to finding a cure for cancer. NVIDIA® CUDA® architecture enables GPUs to work not just with the pixels of an image, but with numerical data. NVIDIA Tesla processors harness CUDA to make supercomputing more efficient and more accessible. Three of the top five supercom¬puters are powered by Tesla GPUs. And on the November 2011 list of Top500 supercomputers, the number of NVIDIA GPU-powered systems more than tripled in just a year, to 35.

NVIDIA supports these products with an array of technologies that provide unique value to customers. These include, for example, NVIDIA® PhysX®, a graphics engine that replicates how forces such as gravity and motion act on physical objects, and NVIDIA® CUDA®, our parallel computing architecture. CUDA enables GPUs to work with numerical data as well as the geometry and pixels of images. This revolutionary technology is increasingly being used in a wide variety of nonvisual contexts, from life sciences and medicine to energy discovery and quantum chemistry. Currently, there are more than 100,000 active CUDA developers around the world, and the CUDA architecture is taught at more than 400 universities in 40 countries, including dozens of CUDA Centers of Excellence and CUDA Research and Training Centers.

“NVIDIA does not shy away from taking calculated risks and venturing in to new realms instead of clinging to safe markets. NVIDIA’s attitude inspires me to perform better.”
Sathya R., Hardware Engineering, Santa Clara