Before he passed away, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs helped design his company's new headquarters with renowned architect Sir Norman Robert Foster. Called "Apple Campus 2," the new headquarters will reside on a 176-acre plot in Cupertino. The main building -- a circular spaceship (the Mothership) intentionally devoid of rectangles and squares which, along with long buildings and buildings with more than four stories, have been deemed to inhibit collaboration -- will take up 2.8 million square feet with room for 13,000 employees.
Nvidia has grown from a three-person startup to 8,000 staff.
It was 20 years ago this month that three people -- Jen-Hsun Huang, Chris Malachowsky, and Curtis Priem -- co-founded Nvidia with venture capital funding from Sequoia Capital. Nvidia's grown by leaps and bounds in the past two decades and now employs over 8,000 individuals situated across more than 40 sites. At Nvidia's headquarters in Santa Clara, a few blocks from where it all started, there's barely a spare desk to be found, the GPU maker says. The solution? Build a new headquarters.