Nvidia has published its financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2008 which ended January 27th as well as for the entire year. The below numbers are in millions.
The end of the year was rather good for this company. Whether compared to the previous quarter or the same period a year earlier, the profit margin grew more than revenue due to higher gross profits. The launch of the GeForce 8800GT and 8800GTS 512 MB probably aren’t unrelated to these good results.
We can say the same thing for the entire year with revenue surpassing $4 billion (representing 68% of AMD’s income) and gross profits which took off to attain 45.6%.
Besides the launch of most of the GeForce 8 line (except the 8800 GTX & GTS which came at the end of 2006), the last twelve months were punctuated by the introduction of CUDA, the Tesla and the acquisition of Mental Image, all signs of Nvidia’s growing interest for the professional market. There was also the introduction of IGPs or less expensive GeForce 7000 mGPUs (motherboard GPUs) which are composed of a single chip and destined for the Intel platform.