NVIDIA and TSMC have announced that the one-billionth NVIDIA GeForce GPU has been shipped. The GPUs are designed by NVIDIA and TSMC builds them inside its foundries. The announcement marks a milestone for NVIDIA whose line of GPUs are very popular in the desktop and mobile space.
NVIDIA and TSMC have worked together for the last 12 years and it has taken that long to deliver a billion of the GPUs to PC makers. NVIDIA also notes that almost every major PC maker uses its GPUs inside their machines.
“Since inventing the GPU more than a decade ago, NVIDIA has driven innovation in these processors at a rate virtually unmatched in the technology industry,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and chief executive officer, NVIDIA. “With our close partnership with TSMC, the complexity of these devices has increased more than 1000 times, enabling enormous progress in computers ranging from handhelds and PCs to workstations and data centers.”