[WCSA – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2022] Highlights during 29 years of development of Nvidia, the global graphics processing units manufacturer (1993)

21-05-2022

(wcsa.world) Nvidia is a global leader in artificial intelligence hardware & software from edge to cloud computing.

Nvidia Corporation is an American multinational technology company incorporated in Delaware and based in Santa Clara, California. It is a software and fabless company which designs graphics processing units (GPUs), application programming interface (APIs) for data science and high-performance computing as well as system on a chip units (SoCs) for the mobile computing and automotive market.

Nvidia is a global leader in artificial intelligence hardware & software from edge to cloud computing and expanded its presence in the gaming industry with its handheld game consoles Shield Portable, Shield Tablet, and Shield Android TV and its cloud gaming service GeForce Now. Its professional line of GPUs are used in workstations for applications in such fields as architecture, engineering and construction, media and entertainment, automotive, scientific research, and manufacturing design.

 

(WOWTIMES) Nvidia’s history and achievements

  • 1993: Nvidia was founded by Jensen Huang, Chris Malachowsky, and Curtis Priem
  • 1995: Nvidia's first chip, the NV1, was released and cost $10 million to develop. Money was raised from Sequoia Capital and Sutter Hill Ventures.
  • 1996: NVIDIA unveiled its first Microsoft DirectX drivers with support for Direct3D, an API used to render 3D graphics where performance is critical.
  • 1997: The company introduces RIVA 128, the world's first 128-bit 3D processor.
  • 1998: The release of the RIVA TNT solidified Nvidia's reputation for developing capable graphics adapters.
  • 1999: Nvidia went public
  • 2000: GeForce2 Go, the world's first notebook GPU, is launched. Nvidia won the contract to develop the graphics hardware for Microsoft's Xbox game console
  • 2004: 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.
  • 2005: It was announced that Nvidia would assist Sony with the design of the graphics processor (RSX) in the PlayStation 3 game console.
  • 2007: Forbes named Nvidia its Company of the Year for 2007.

 

  • 2011: after initially unveiling it at Mobile World Congress, Nvidia released its Tegra 3 ARM system-on-a-chip for mobile devices. Nvidia claimed that the chip featured the first-ever quad-core mobile CPU. NVIDIA ships its 1 billionth processor
  • 2013: Nvidia unveiled the Tegra 4, as well as the Nvidia Shield, an Android-based handheld game console powered by the new system-on-chip.
  • 2015: NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X introduced, the most powerful processor ever built for training deep neural networks.
  • 2016: Nvidia partnered with IBM to create a software kit that boosts the AI capabilities of Watson, called IBM PowerAI.
  • 2018: Google announced that Nvidia's Tesla P4 graphic cards would be integrated into Google Cloud service's artificial intelligence.
  • 2019: 2019, Nvidia announced new RTX Studio laptops. Nvidia reported sales of $3.87 billion, which was a 50% rise from the same period in 2019.
  • 2021: NVIDIA Inception program, a program that was created to support startups making exceptional advances in the fields of artificial intelligence and data science, has surpassed 8,500 members in 90 countries, with cumulative funding of $60 billion.

In addition to GPU manufacturing, Nvidia provides an API called CUDA that allows the creation of massively parallel programs which utilize GPUs. They are deployed in supercomputing sites around the world. More recently, it has moved into the mobile computing market, where it produces Tegra mobile processors for smartphones and tablets as well as vehicle navigation and entertainment systems. In addition to AMD, its competitors include Intel and Qualcomm.

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