NVIDIA Corp was incorporated in California in April 1993. The Company is a visual computing company targeting markets including Gaming, Professional Visualization, Datacenter and Automotive. The Company operates in two segments including GPU and Tegra Processor which are based on single underlying graphics architecture. The Company's GPU product brands include GeForce for gamers; Quadro for designers; Tesla for researchers and analysts focused on artificial intelligence, deep learning and big-data; and GRID for cloud-based visual computing users. It also integrates its GPUs into powerful mobile system-on-a-chip (SOC) processors, which drive supercomputing capabilities for tablets and online gaming and entertainment devices, as well as autonomous robots, drones and cars. The Company's Tegra brands integrates an entire computer onto a single chip, incorporating GPUs and multi-core CPUs with audio, video and input/output capabilities. The Tegra processors are designed to enable its platforms - DRIVE and SHIELD. DRIVE automotive computers that provide supercomputing capabilities to make driving safer and more enjoyable; and SHIELD includes a family of devices designed to harness the power of mobile-cloud to revolutionize gaming. The Company's products for the gaming market include GeForce GTX GPUs for PC gaming, the SHIELD family of tablet and portable devices for mobile gaming, GRID for cloud-based streaming on gaming devices, and development services for gaming platforms. The Company brands for Professional Visualization market include Quadro for workstations. The Company faces competition from competitors including Advanced Micro Devices, or AMD, and Intel Corporation, or Intel, Ambarella, Inc., Apple, Inc., Avago Technologies Ltd., Marvell Technology Group Ltd., Mediatek, Mobileye N.V., Qualcomm Incorporated, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Samsung, ST Microelectronics, and Texas Instruments Incorporated, ARM Holdings plc, or ARM, and Imagination Technologies Group plc.
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