By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Nvidia (NVDA) provides critical technology for some of the hottest sectors out there, including self-driving cars and bitcoin mining.

During a nearly two-hour event at CES in Las Vegas on Sunday night, Nvidia announced a laundry list of new big-name partners, ranging from Volkswagen (VLKAF) to Uber and Chinese tech giant Baidu (BIDU). Nvidia is blossoming — and shows no signs of slowing down.

There are 320 companies using its products for self-driving vehicle technology. Wall Street has noticed: Nvidia’s share price has doubled in the past eight months.

“It’s amazing how they started with such humble beginnings,” Amitabh Varshney, a University of Maryland computer science professor, told CNN Tech. “At first, they were targeting literally teenagers and gamers.”

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