Sixteen Startups in Mobile, Visual and High Performance Computing to Make Their Best Pitch Before Panel of Experts
SANTA CLARA, CA, Apr 20, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Dozens of companies from around the world that are committed to
transforming industries or creating new ones will participate in
NVIDIA's Emerging Companies Summit (ECS) 2012, to be held May 16 at
the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.
The companies will exhibit technologies that use the massive
computing power of GPUs in the areas of cloud computing, gesture- and
facial-recognition software, biomedical visualization and digital
product placement, among others.
In addition, as part of the popular "CEO on Stage" presentations at
ECS, leaders from 16 promising startups will present their companies
to a distinguished panel of experienced investors, analysts and
technology leaders, who in turn will respond with insightful
Panelists include: Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research; Neil
Sequeira, managing director of General Catalyst Partners; Philip
"Flip" Gianos, general partner of InterWest Partners; Rob Enderle,
principal analyst of the Enderle Group; Savitha Srinivasan, partner
in the Venture Capital Group at IBM; and Tom Furlong, managing
director of Granite Ventures LLC.
The participating "CEO on Stage" companies include: BioDigital
(U.S.), Cortexica Vision Systems (U.K.), Elemental Technologies
(U.S.), eyeSight Mobile Technologies (Israel), Gaikai (U.S.),
Immersive Media (U.S.), Mersive (U.S.), MirriAd (U.K.), Numecent
(U.S.), Numira Biosciences (U.S.), Playcast (Israel), Raytrix
(Germany), RealView Imaging (Israel), Rocketick (Israel), Ubitus
(Taiwan) and Unity Technologies (U.S.).
Five top startups will be recognized for their innovation with "One
to Watch" awards totaling $120,000 in prize money.
Part of the GPU Technology Conference (GTC), the fourth ECS to be
held in Silicon Valley provides an opportunity to see how startups
are using GPUs to supercharge existing applications and create new
solutions. GPUs are increasingly used in the handheld computing
market, so attendees will find a large number of mobile companies
participating in this year's summit.
The exhibit halls of ECS will be filled with the innovative work of
companies in a diverse array of fields. The event's platinum sponsor
is Cooley LLP, a San Francisco-based law firm. Supporting sponsors
include Deloitte, Mergermarket, Morgan Stanley, Silicon Valley Bank
and Dow Jones Private Equity & Venture Capital.
"There's no more exciting area for startups right now than the wide
range of technologies that GPUs are making possible," said Jeff
Herbst, vice president of Business Development at NVIDIA. "We've
combed the globe to find some of the most promising ones, and they
will be on full display at this year's ECS. This will be a must-see
event for VCs, angel investors and technology leaders."
GTC is a worldwide gathering of thought leaders from a wide range of
fields who discuss the breakthrough work enabled by GPUs. Conference
attendees include thousands of industry leaders, researchers,
scientists, customers, venture capitalists, angel investors,
entrepreneurs, press and analysts. GTC 2012, to be held May 14-17 in
San Jose, will feature more than 200 sessions of technical content
targeted at researchers, developers and technologists.
See the GTC 2012 agenda here. Register for ECS and GTC at
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to computer
graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Today, its processors
power a broad range of products from smartphones to supercomputers.
NVIDIA's mobile processors are used in cell phones, tablets and auto
infotainment systems. PC gamers rely on GPUs to enjoy spectacularly
immersive worlds. Professionals use them to create 3D graphics and
visual effects in movies and to design everything from golf clubs to
jumbo jets. And researchers utilize GPUs to advance the frontiers of
science with high performance computing. The company has more than
4,500 patents issued, allowed or filed, including ones covering ideas
essential to modern computing. For more information, see
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