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A 1990s graphics-chip maker worth more than $100 billion? It shouldn’t make sense. But the company, based in Santa Clara, Calif., has defied the Darwinian odds in the Valley by applying its specialty in making high-capacity semiconductors, which it once produced solely to enable the whims of computer gaming geeks, to fast-growing applications such as artificial intelligence programs and cloud computing. With fast-growing Fortune 500 ­clients—including Amazon, Microsoft, and Tesla—on the books for still-nascent ­areas like autonomous vehicles, Nvidia is positioned for continued strength well into the A.I. revolution to come.

Company Information

Overall Score2.2
Sector
Technology
Industry
Semiconductors and Other Electronic Components
CEO
Jen-Hsun Huang
Websitehttp://www.nvidia.com
Employees10,299
HQ Location
Santa Clara, Calif.
Revenues ($M) (Past 12 Months)$8,344
Profits ($M) (Past 12 Months)$2,288
Market Value as of Oct. 9, 2017 ($M)$111,234