SINGAPORE (Feb 26): One of the hottest tech companies in the world today neither makes trendy, state-of-the-art smartphones nor completely dominates the e-commerce space. It just designs chips that are used in artificial intelligence (AI)-powered devices. Founded by Taiwanese-born engineer Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia has risen to become a graphic chip powerhouse with a market capitalisation of US$152 billion ($200.7 billion), the world’s No 2 pure-play chipmaker behind Intel (market value of US$220 billion).

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