Det amerikanske blad Forbes, der bl.a. er kendt for deres lister over de største firmaer og verdens rigeste personer, har udnævnt grafikkortsproducenten NVIDIA til årets firma i Amerika.
Se Nvidias amerikanske pressemeddelelse nedenfor eller læs Forbes artikel, der byder på et interview med Nvidias CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang.
Pressemeddelelse på engelsk: In selecting NVIDIA as its cover story, Forbes describes NVIDIA as leading “the breakneck, highly-lucrative graphics-chip business, giving high-definition to Web videos and bringing a visual kick to digital video games.”
Forbes highlights the rapid proliferation of 3D applications such as Google Earth as an area of continuing growth for the company: “As bandwidth becomes cheap and ubiquitous, people will want 3D power as much online as they do now in desktop games, and the demand for graphics processors will grow.”
Referencing NVIDIA’s recent entry into high-performance computing, Forbes reports that the company is focusing on “a host of new customers that will need number-crunching power: oil companies doing deep-sea seismic analysis, Wall Street banks modeling portfolio risk, and biologists visualising molecular structures to find drug target sites. Pricing 150,000 equity options in a second or assessing how much crude oil sits in a pocket 6 miles below the earth's surface are massively parallel mathematical computing problems for which graphics processors are peculiarly equipped.”
To select the Company of the Year, Forbes editors reviewed the “Platinum 400” list of best-managed companies in the U.S., considering financial performance as well as factors such as management ability, innovation, and leadership. From an initial list of over 1000 companies, NVIDIA was selected as the best of the best.