Nvidia: The new king of chips
Nvidia, the California based company, has recently become the new king of chips after overtaking Californian competitor, Intel. The American multinational tech company designs graphic processing units (GPUs) for the gaming industry and chip units for automotive and mobile markets.
However, over the past couple of decades, Nvidia has changed their game plan, with a shift from the gaming industry into the data centre market. Their GPUS have become one of the main driving forces behind the AI training systems. The company is now looking to cement its well earned place in the data centre market as well as some of the biggest and most prolific silicon markets.
Data centres are now considered by some as the new computing units. In future years programmers will write software to span the whole infrastructure of a data centre as opposed to just single processing units and servers.
Nvidia is well equipped for this change with their GPUs and network technologies. However, they are lacking one vital part, central processing units (CPUs), which happens to be the core of Intel’s business.
In order to prepare for the future, Nvidia is looking to consider the acquisition of Arm Holdings, a company owned by the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group, which designs software and semiconductors.
A potential deal for the acquisition of Arm Holdings would not only allow Nvidia to sell its own silicon but it would also allow the company to own the majority of the intellectual property that many of their competitors would need to design and manufacture their own chips.
It would also definitely put them ahead of the crowd, especially Intel which has always made over half of its profits within the CPU market.
Nvidia, as well as being king of the chips, is also active and involved in many different AI markets, autonomous vehicles and robotics for example. The pursuit of Arm Holdings would therefore benefit the company within these markets as well, as it would allow Nvidia access into the markets of IoT and smartphones.
Group Management: Superior compliance in construction
Group Management Electrical Surveys is a long-standing and vital partner to Mercury Engineering. The company offers an innovative suite of electrical inspection, test and documentation services to ensure compliance in complex major construction projects for many of the UK and EU's leading companies. Utilising in-house cutting-edge solutions and its highly competent and experienced engineers, Group Management provides everything from electrical inspection and testing to thermal imaging surveys, QA/QC management, torque compliance, technical support, DSEAR compliance and electrical installation condition reports.
“No project can achieve handover without the correct documentation and safety critical electrical certification in place,” says Managing Director Steve Cressey. “Our services ensure that project critical documentation and certification can be correctly produced in an efficient, cost effective manner, which makes Group Management an important part of any construction project.”
Cressey joined the business in 2009, bringing strong and incisive leadership to Group Management, with decades of industry experience giving him a unique understanding of the design through to handover construction process. He has stewarded the business’ partnership with Mercury since its inception and describes it as uniquely collaborative.
“Our relationship with Mercury Engineering stretches back many years. We partnered with Mercury on our first Data Centre project together in Watford in 2007, and since then the relationship has gone from strength to strength,” says Cressey.
“The partnership is longstanding, and we’ve built an incredibly strong working relationship. Partnering with Mercury, who are an innovative, cutting-edge technology provider, means we must constantly improve our services offering. We strive to be the best in what we do, and Mercury can trust we will be efficient in delivering on time, on budget, to achieve a successful handover that meets both Mercury’s and the end clients’ future needs.”
Group Management has since successfully completed more than 30 Data Centre projects throughout the EU as Mercury’s preferred electrical compliance partner. The relationship has also seen Group Management partner with Mercury Engineering on four brand-new hospitals in the UK and Ireland, key pharmaceutical projects and a number of commercial and leisure spaces.
“To ensure the continued success and growth of Group Management we always discuss projects with key clients and their teams, take feedback on the performance of both our business and our individuals, and in turn use that to improve our services,” Cressey says.
“The professional development of our employees is essential to our success. All our employees are encouraged to continue their education, to further develop their skills through additional training, and that in turn drives better service and a superior product for our clients. We now offer four more services to Mercury than when the partnership began, which has helped spur Group Management’s growth and success within the wider market.”