The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that four companies are joining the organization: Fluendo, Lineo Solutions, Mocana and NVIDIA.

NVIDIA invented the Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) in 1999. These multi-core processors enable PC gamers to enjoy fully immersive worlds and professionals to design everything from the latest cars to digital film characters. Their parallel processing capabilities provide researchers and scientists with the ability to efficiently run high-performance applications, and they are deployed in supercomputing sites around the world. More recently, NVIDIA has moved into the fast-growing mobile computing market, where its processors power phones and tablets, as well as auto infotainment systems.

“NVIDIA is strongly committed to enabling world-class experiences and innovation with our GPU and mobile products. Membership in The Linux Foundation will accelerate our collaboration with the organizations and individuals instrumental in shaping the future of Linux, enabling a great experience for users and developers of Linux,” said Scott Pritchett, VP of Linux Platform Software at NVIDIA.

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