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There are just a handful of companies that have surpassed the $1 trillion market cap, including Google parent Alphabet, Microsoft, Saudi Aramco, Amazon and Apple.
On Tuesday, California-based Nvidia’s market cap jumped high enough to be among their ranks.
The chipmaker, which makes graphics processing units (GPUs) that help power generative artificial intelligence platforms, has seen its stock price soar as more companies look to expand their AI offerings.
Nvidia hit a market cap of $1 trillion Tuesday with shares opening at $405.95, although it eased below that milestone by midday after shares dipped below $404.86.
The company’s valuation puts it above Facebook parent company Meta, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and Elon Musk’s Tesla.
What does Nvidia do?
Reuters reports that Nvidia produces about 80% of GPUs, which are chips designed to handle the math needed for AI computing. OpenAI’s ChatGPT, for instance, was created with thousands of Nvidia AI-optimized GPUs.
The company highlighted its work with generative AI technology during its earnings call last week and reported a stronger-than-expected forecast for the second quarter, noting that it expects sales of about $11 billion compared with estimates of $7.15 billion. The company on Monday also made a series of announcements on new products, including a new supercomputer meant to help establish the next generation of AI applications.
Nvidia share price
Nvidia shares were trading up 3.54% at $403.24 on the Nasdaq early Tuesday afternoon.
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