SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) -  A broad spectrum of technology companies and investors will come together next month to learn about ground-breaking applications that could transform computing and create new fields in consumer technology, entertainment and medicine.

The Third Annual Emerging Companies Summit, part of the GPU Technology Conference, will take place Sept 21-23, in San Jose, Calif. Building on the success of the two previous events, the Emerging Companies Summit will feature panels, sessions and technology demonstrations from 60 startup companies involved in visual computing, including Cooliris, Elemental Technologies, Milabra, Mirriad, NaturalMotion and Useful Progress. Mirriad -- one of the stars of last year's Summit -- has since received major funding to grow its business serving the entertainment industry with digital product placement.

CEOs from 24 emerging companies will have an opportunity to discuss their business strategy with panels comprised of technology executives from world-class companies, including Adobe, Cisco, Google and Microsoft, along with members of prominent investment firms, like Charles River Ventures, Interwest, Morgenthaler Ventures and Sutter Hill. The panels will be hosted by leading analysts from Creative Strategies, Enderle Group, Insight64 and Jon Peddie Research.

The event will also include an on-stage conversation with NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang hosted by the national editor for Forbes magazine, Quentin Hardy. 

The Summit will provide a rare opportunity to see how startups are utilizing graphics processing units (GPUs) to supercharge existing applications and create new solutions. Familiar sectors such as media and entertainment have already been fundamentally altered by the GPU. And new industries and applications are rapidly emerging in the fields of computer vision, real-time facial recognition, energy exploration, real-time medical imaging, hyper-realistic virtual worlds, and artificial intelligence.

Event sponsors include Citigroup, Churchill Club, Cooley, Deloitte, Silicon Valley Bank and Sutter Hill.

The GPU Technology Conference is where the world's foremost computing experts gather to talk about breakthrough work enabled by GPUs. GTC 2010 will feature more than 240 sessions of technical content targeted for researchers, developers and technologists. See the GTC 2010 agenda here.


"Fundamental changes in computing are always enabled by new processors. The power of GPUs applied to computing could break open new markets over the next several years. The Emerging Companies Summit gives us a forward look into disruptive trends." -- Bill Tai, General Partner, Charles River Ventures

"The Emerging Companies Summit was instrumental in Mirriad obtaining investment capital to help our business grow. We value NVIDIA's efforts in not only supporting development activity but in creating great opportunities for GPU-based businesses." -- Mark Popkiewicz, CEO of Mirriad

"The Emerging Companies Summit and the GPU Technology Conference are the best places to learn about the latest technology in graphics and GPU Computing. If you want to see how this dynamic industry is spawning new opportunities, you have to be there. We'll reveal some fascinating technologies in my panel on Computer Vision for GPUs." -- Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research

"The Emerging Companies Summit provides a unique opportunity for emerging companies that leverage GPUs to meet with a veritable Who's Who of tech leaders, venture capitalists and analysts who can help unlock the doors to their success. Building on the momentum from the last two years, I expect our third annual Summit to once again exceed all expectations." -- Jeff Herbst, vice president of business development at NVIDIA

To register for the Summit, go to:
Early Bird discounts for registration expire September 1st.

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