About the Company
Nvidia Corporation is a multinational technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, United States. It was incorporated in Delaware, United States in 1993. Nvidia Corporation went public on January 22, 1999, and its shares began trading on NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol of NVDA. NVDA shares are also included as a component on several stock market indices, namely S&P 500, S&P 100 and NASDAQ-100. On November 6, 2020, NVDA stocks reached an all-time highest stock closing price of $582.48.
In 1995, the company launched its first product called NV1. It unveiled the world’s first 128-bit 3D processor named RIVA 128 in 1997 and sold over one million units in the first four months. In 2000, it acquired assets of 3DFX, a recognised leader in graphics technology at the time. Nvidia entered the market of integrated graphics with its nForce platform. That same year, it became one of the fastest companies to reach $1 billion in revenue as well as joined the list of S&P 500 companies. In 2002, Fortune magazine recognised Nvidia Corporation as the fastest-growing company in the US. NVDA entered in another acquisition in 2003 and bought-off MediaQ Inc. in a transaction of $70 million. Stanford Graduate School of Business Alumni Association named Nvidia Corporation as the Entrepreneurial Company of the Year in 2003. Nvidia GPUs powered all Academy Award Nominees in the category of Best Visual Effects 2010, which included Star Trek and Avatar. In 2010, it also powered the world’s fastest supercomputer at the time – China’s Tianhe- 1A. The company made an acquisition in 2020 and purchased Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading producer of networking products at the time, for a purchase price of $7 billion.
As of 2021, the company has over 50 offices worldwide, including countries like Sweden, Denmark, Israel, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Germany, France, Ukraine, Finland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, among others. NVDA ranked 292nd on the list of Fortune 500 companies. It ranked 489th on Forbes’ list of Global 2000 2020 companies. Forbes also included Nvidia Corporation in its 2020 rankings of World’s Best Employers, America’s Best Employers By State, and Best Employers for Diversity.;
|HeadQuarters||Santa Clara, CA|