NVIDIA awakened the world to the power of computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. These multi-core processors enable PC gamers to enjoy fully immersive worlds, and professionals to design everything from shampoo bottles to airplanes. Their parallel processing capabilities provide researchers and scientists with the ability to efficiently run high-performance applications, and they are deployed in supercomputing sites around the world. More recently, NVIDIA has moved into the fast-growing mobile computing market, where its processors power phones and tablets, as well as auto infotainment systems. The company holds more than 2,100 issued patents worldwide, including ones covering ideas essential to modern computing.