Nvidia CEO: "We are a software company"
Have you been thinking so far that Nvidia is a mere hardware company? Then you might have been wrong. According to Nvidia's CEO software is a rather important issue. In an interview he explains why.
Graphics card producer Nvidia seems to have a different point of view about their business than most of the outsiders. As the world's biggest chip supplier one could think that Nvidia is a mere hardware company but CEO Jen-Hsun Huang thinks different:
"Nvidia is a software company, this will be what will drive our growth, we just don't write the application, but we create all the core technology, we create more core technology for visual computing that any other company in the world [...]," said the Nvidia CEO in an interview for the CHW website.
So far Nvidia has especially been known for their Geforce graphics cards for gamers and Quadro cards for professional users respectively. According to Huang however, the turnover of the company is more dependent on Quadro-based workstations:
"2/3 of our revenue come from games but 2/3 of our profit comes from Quadro workstations [...] Nvidia is the world's largest workstation technology provider, our market share is about 95% in this market , every single company, every single country, every single car, oil, plane, train, shoes, etc... uses Quadro technology [...]"
Referring to Apple he tries to make clear why software is such an important issue for Nvidia:
" [...] Apple is a software company but they make money by selling hardware. In the future software is the most important thing, anyone can make chips, it is really expensive but anyone can do it. The hard part is to inspire people to create amazing things."
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