Nvidia Corporation (/ɛnˈvɪdiə/en-VID-ee-ə) is an American multinational technology companyincorporated in Delaware and based in Santa Clara, California. It is a software and fabless company which designs graphics processing units (GPUs). Application programming interfaces (APIs) for data science and high-performance computing as well as system on a chip units (SoCs) for the mobile computing and automotive market. It is a dominant supplier of artificial intelligence (AI) hardware and software.

In addition to GPU manufacturing, It provides an API called CUDA that allows the creation of massively parallel programs which utilize GPUs. 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. Its competitors include AMDIntel, Qualcomm and AI accelerator companies such as Cerebras and Graphcore. It also makes AI-powered software for audio and video processing, e.g. Nvidia Maxine.

They expanded its presence in the gaming industry with its handheld game consoles Shield Portable. Shield Tablet and Shield TV, and its cloud gaming service GeForce Now.

It’s offer to acquire Arm from SoftBank in September 2020 failed to materialize following extended regulatory scrutiny. Leading to the termination of the deal in February 2022 in what would have been the largest semiconductor acquisition.

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