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Nvidia Corporation is an American global technology
Nvidia manufactures graphics processing units (GPUs)
the art and science of computer graphics. With our invention
of the GPU the engine of modern visual computing
the field has expanded to encompass video games, movie
production, product design, medical diagnosis and scientific research.
Headquarters of Nvidia Corporation
in Santa Clara, California, (USA)
Co-Founder of Nvidia Corporation
Co-Founder, President and Chief
A Senior Staff Engineer and Graphics
CHRIS A. MALACHOWSKY
Co-Founder, SVP and
1995NVIDIA NV1, the company's first
product, is launched. The PCI card
was sold as the Diamond Edge 3D,
featuring a 2D/3D graphics core
based on quadratic texture mapping.
NVIDIA unveils its first Microsoft
DirectX drivers with support for
Direct3D, an API used to render 3D
graphics where performance is
The company introduces RIVA 128,
the world's first 128-bit 3D
processor. It receives OEM
acceptance, and more than one
million units are shipped within its
first four months.
1997RIVA 128 LAUNCHES AND 1 MILLION
UNITS SOLD IN FIRST 4 MONTH
A multi-year strategic partnership is
formed with Taiwan Semiconductor
Manufacturing Company, which
begins to assist in manufacturing
NVIDIA expands the RIVA processor
family. RIVA 128ZX offers the
industry's fastest 3D processing
capability. RIVA TNT is the first
multitexturing 3D processor.
NVIDIA invents the graphics processing unit, putting it on
a path to reshape the industry. GeForce 256 is launched
as the world's first GPU, a term NVIDIA defines as "a
single-chip processor with integrated transform, lighting,
triangle setup/clipping, and rendering engines that is
capable of processing a minimum of 10 million polygons
per second." Modern GPUs process over 2 billion
polygons per second.
1999NVIDIA INVENT FIRST THE GPU NVIDIA INVENT FIRST THE GPU
NVIDIA introduces the Quadro GPU for
professional graphics. Quadro soon
becomes the standard for professionals
designing everything from tennis shoes
Microsoft selects NVIDIA to provide the
graphics processors for its first Xbox
NVIDIA ACQUIRES GRAPHICS
NVIDIA acquires the assets of 3dfx, a
pioneer in graphics technology.
2000MICROSOFT XBOX WITH NIVIDA
With the nForce platform, NVIDIA enters
the integrated graphics market.
The company introduces
the industry's first
programmable GPU, NVIDIA
GeForce3, which enables
developers to create custom
2001NIVIDA ENTERS INTEGRATED
GRAPHICS MARKET WITH NFORCE
The company ships its 100 millionth processor.
Fortune magazine names NVIDIA the
fastest-growing company in the U.S.
2002NIVIDA NAMES AMERICA’S
FASTEST GROWING COMPANY
2003NIVIDA ACQUIRES MEDIA Q
The company acquires Media Q, a leader in
graphics and multimedia technology for
‘The Way It's Meant to Be Played' is introduced,
in an effort to encourage game-developers to
fully exploit the power of the GPU.
2004SLI LAUNCHES, SHARPLY
INCREASING A SINGLE PC’S
NVIDIA teams up with Blizzard
Entertainment on the release of
World of Warcraft in 3D graphics.
The massively multiplayer online
game would go on to become the
world's most popular
SLI technology is launched, allowing
multiple GPUs to be linked together
and dramatically increase the
graphics power of a single machine.
NVIDIA helps NASA reconstruct the
terrain of Mars. Using NVIDIA
technology, data transmitted by the
Rover is rendered in photorealistic
virtual reality, allowing scientists to
explore Mars as if they were moving
freely on the red planet's surface.
NVIDIA announces its development
of the processor for Sony's
PlayStation 3 gaming console.
2005NIVIDA DEVELOPS PROCESSOR
FOR SONY PLAYSTATION 3
ULi Electronics, a Taiwan-based
developer of core logic technology,
NVIDIA ships its 500 millionth graphics
2006CUDA ARCHITECTURE IN INVEILED
NVIDIA unveils CUDA, a revolutionary
architecture for general purpose GPU
computing. CUDA will enable scientists
and researchers to harness the parallel
processing capabilities of GPUs to tackle
their most complex computing
Acquisition of Hybrid
Graphics, a developer of
embedded 2D and 3D
graphics software for
Forbes magazine names NVIDIA
"Company of the Year." The article cites
NVIDIA's advantage in the graphics
market, as well as its incredible growth
over the previous year.
2007FORBES NAMES NVIDIA
COMPANY OF THE YEAR
NVIDIA wins an Emmy award for the
impact its innovative graphics processors
have had on the entertainment industry.
Launch of the Tesla GPU. The computing
power previously available in
supercomputers is made widely
accessible for researchers in fields such
as drug discovery, medical imaging and
NVIDIA launches the Tegra mobile
processor, which consumes 30-
times less power than a typical PC
notebook and delivers dazzling
2008TEGRA MOBILE PROCESSOR
Tokyo Tech builds Tsubame, the first
Tesla GPU-based supercomputer to
land on the list of the world's Top
GeForce 9400M GPU is adopted by
Apple for its ground breaking
MacBook, MacBook Pro and
MacBook Air notebooks.
NVIDIA works with Google to unleash
Android on its Tegra processors
LAUNCHED AT INAUGURAL
GPU TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
NVIDIA and Siemens
Healthcare create the world's
first 3D ultrasound.
3D Vision, the world's first high-
definition 3D stereo solution for
the home, is launched at CES.
NVIDIA Tesla GPUs power world's fastest
supercomputer, China's Tianhe-1A.
2010NIVIDA POWERS WORLD’S
Introduction of Optimus technology, a
breakthrough for notebook PCs that
automatically manages the GPU to
balance battery life and performance.
Audi selects NVIDIA GPUs to power the navigation and
entertainment systems in all its vehicles worldwide.
NVIDIA GPUs power all "Best Visual
Effects" Academy Award nominees,
including Avatarand Star Trek.
NVIDIA launches Tegra 2, the
world's first dual-core mobile
processor, which the first Android
tablets are built on
A six-year cross-licensing agreement with Intel
wins NVIDIA $1.5 billion in licensing fees.
NVIDIA acquires ICERA, enabling it to
offer both application and baseband
processors, the two most important in
NVIDIA ships its 1 billionth graphics
NVIDIA once again powers every
Oscar-nominated film for best
visual effects, including the
winner Hugo First virtualized GPU unveiled, as
GRID brings graphics to the cloud
Powerful Tegra 3-based tablets and
smartphones are launched
Newsweek names NVIDIA sixth-
greenest company in America.
Kepler-based GeForce GTX 600 series introduced,
offering world's fastest gaming performance
NVIDIA GRID Visual Computing
Appliance unveiled, delivering
ultra-fast GPU performance to
nearly any device on small
2013TEGRA 4 FAMILY OF MOBILE
PROCESSORS IS INTRODUCED
GeForce GTX TITAN launched for gamers,
built with the same DNA as the world's
introduced, the ultimate
gaming and entertainment
Tegra Note, a complete tablet platform
with groundbreaking stylus and camera
capabilities, hits retail
Tegra 4, world's fastest quad-core
mobile processor, and Tegra 4i,
NVIDIA's first fully integrated 4G LTE
mobile processor, are announced
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