CHIP DESIGNER Nvidia has announced plans to build a headquarters campus in Santa Clara, California.
Nvidia's expansion from its core GPU business has seen it enter the system on chip market with Tegra and the high performance computing business with Tesla, and recently it has even got into the cloud rendering business through its Grid service. All of this has led the firm to announce that its Santa Clara headquarters can no longer accommodate its staff and that it is planning to build a new campus a few blocks away.
Nvidia co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said, "Our headquarters in Santa Clara, just a few blocks from where we started, barely has a spare desk. We're absolutely bursting at the seams. So, we've decided to build a new campus right across the street, one as distinctive as our company."
Huang continued by saying the design of its new offices will symbolise what the firm is all about. He said, "The design harmonizes smart functionality and a shape that connects with and inspires our employees - a triangle, the fundamental building block of computer graphics. Efficient in every way, the design is thoughtful in its use of space, energy, and environment, and, of course, cost."
Huang said the building will have an open plan layout that allows employees to work with colleagues from other departments. While Huang showed off an architect's impression of the business, he didn't say when the building will be completed. µ
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