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NVIDIA Q3 Revenue Up 22% to $4726M with $1336M Profit

SANTA CLARA, CA, Nov 19, 2020 – NVIDIA reported record revenue for the third quarter ended Oct 25, 2020, of $4726M compared with $3,866M for the second quarter ended July 26, 2020. Net income was $1336M.

Comparative analysis based on NVIDIA’s financial results in the last 12 quarters (Result source NVIDIA website)

Comparative analysis based on NVIDIA’s financial results in the last 12 quarters (Result source NVIDIA website)

“NVIDIA is firing on all cylinders, achieving record revenues in Gaming, Data Center and overall,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPU provides our largest-ever generational leap and demand is overwhelming. NVIDIA RTX has made ray tracing the new standard in gaming.

“We are continuing to raise the bar with NVIDIA AI. Our A100 compute platform is ramping fast, with the top cloud companies deploying it globally. We swept the industry AI inference benchmark, and our customers are moving some of the world’s most popular AI services into production, powered by NVIDIA technology.

“We announced the NVIDIA DPU programmable data center processor, and the planned acquisition of Arm, creator of the world’s most popular CPU. We are positioning NVIDIA for the age of AI, when computing will extend from the cloud to trillions of devices.”

A complete chart of the financial results is available here.


NVIDIA’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI ― the next era of computing ― with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world.

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Epson Expands SureColor T-Series Wireless Printers

with 24-inch SureColor T3170M, 36-inch SureColor T5170M

LOS ALAMITOS, CA, Nov 18, 2020 – Epson America announced two new SureColor T-Series wireless multifunction printers with integrated scanners – the 24-inch SureColor T3170M and the 36-inch SureColor T5170M. Based on successful predecessors, the SureColor T3170 and SureColor T5170, the new affordable multifunction printers include an integrated scanner for accurately scanning blueprints and drawings, making large copies, and sharing high-quality technical documents. Featuring a sleek design and compact footprint,1 the SureColor T3170M is up to 29 percent smaller and the SureColor T5170M is up to 15 percent smaller than competitor MFP models2 to conveniently fit into modern work from home and small office environments allowing for seamless team collaboration across CAD, architecture, engineering, and corporate graphics workflows.

“Customers working in technical fields have a unique need for large format copying and scanning with precise detail, precision and flexibility,” said Jacob Hardin, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “With the new SureColor T3170M and T5170M multifunction printers, customers are now able to scan blueprints, renderings, and technical drawings to share with colleagues or convert them to electronic files for editing and reprinting. As more professionals are working remote from home right now, these new models take up minimal space while still providing an advanced feature set for increased productivity.”

The SureColor T3170M and SureColor T5170M multifunction printers feature an integrated 600 dpi high-detail scanner with simple top-loading functionality for easy copying and scanning of blueprints, technical documents, renderings and graphics. In addition, it supports copy enlargements and reductions, as well as enhances tracing and offers highlight detection for scanning annotated blueprints. For easy document sharing, users can scan directly to USB drives, network folders, or scan to e-mail to share documents with team members, including remote and on-site departments, vendors and clients.

Featuring an industrial-grade Epson PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead for ultra-fast print speeds, the SureColor T3170M and SureColor T5170M produce accurate A1/D-size prints in as fast as 34 seconds and 31 seconds,3 respectfully. The multifunction printers leverage UltraChrome XD2 pigment ink technology for brilliant color, crisp lines, and smudge and water-resistant prints. Supporting a variety of media – including rolls and sheets – these multifunction printers deliver detailed output on a wide range of media types. Supporting integrated wireless and Wi-Fi Direct connectivity,4 professionals can easily print from virtually anywhere in the home or office with a smart deviceor from a USB thumb drive. Touting enterprise security features and protocol support, users can print and scan directly to e-mail, network folder or USB drive.

The new SureColor T3170M and SureColor T5170M deliver a range of multifunction features designed to help industry professionals create stunning CAD, GIS, architectural, or engineering technical drawings, including:

  • Ultra-fast Print Speeds The SureColor T3170M and SureColor T5170M produce A1/D-size prints in as fast as 34 seconds and 31 seconds,3 respectively 
  • High-Detail Integrated Scanner Easily scan and share documents; up to 600 dpi scanner with highlight detection to accurately scan annotated blueprints and drawings 
  • Compact, Clean Design Sleek, compact design1 enhances workspaces 
  • Durable, Instant-Dry PrintsArchival-quality, all-pigment-based UltraChrome XD2 inks deliver brilliant color, crisp lines, and smudge and water-resistant prints
  • Versatile Print Media Handling The SureColor T3170M and SureColor T5170M accommodate rolls and cut sheets up to 24” and 36” wide, respectively; the auto-sheet feeder accommodates sheets up to 11” x 17”
  • Easy to Operate with Robust Standalone Copy Features  Large, intuitive 4.3-inch LCD screen simplifies operation and includes the ability to make copies of large drawings or blueprints directly from the control panel without the need of a computer
  • Print & Scan from Virtually Anywhere in Your Home or Office Easily print from or scan to USB thumb drives,6 as well as print from tablets, smartphones,5 and more with integrated wireless plus router-free Wi-Fi Direct printing4 
  • Extreme Print Quality and Precision PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead with Precision Droplet Control for outstanding clarity; up to 2400 dpi printing resolution captures annotations, lines, and image detail with incredible accuracy 
  • Outstanding Productivity Change cartridges less often with high-capacity ink cartridges up to 50 ml (color) and 80 ml (Black)
  • Enterprise Security Features and Protocol Support –Supports secure PDF printing from PCs and scanning of secure PDFs to USB thumb drives and shared folders, no computer needed

Support and Availability

The Epson SureColor T3170M (Estimated $2,545 MSRP) will be available in January and the SureColor T5170M (Estimated $4,995 MSRP) will be available in Q2 2021 online and through Epson Authorized Professional Imaging Resellers. There are several Epson Preferred Plus service coverage plans available that includes toll-free advanced telephone access Monday through Friday and usually next business-day on-site service in the unlikely event of any hardware failure. For additional information, visit

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to becoming indispensable to society by connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. The company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Epson is proud of its contributions to realizing a sustainable society and its ongoing efforts to realizing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than JPY 1 trillion. For more information, visit

Epson America, Inc., based in Los Alamitos, Calif., is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit

* This product uses only genuine Epson-brand ink packs. Other brands of ink packs and ink supplies are not compatible and, even if described as compatible, may not function properly.

1 Product size excluding stand.

2 Compared to similarly featured 24-inch and 36-inch color inkjet multifunction CAD printers per industry available data as of September 2020.

3 Print speeds are based on the print engine speed only. Total throughput time for any print depends on various factors including workstation configuration, file size, print resolution, ink coverage and networking. Actual print speeds will vary.

4 Wi-Fi CERTIFIED; level of performance subject to range and type of the router being used. Wi-Fi Direct may require printer software.

5 Most features require an Internet connection to the printer, as well as an Internet- and/or email-enabled device. For a list of Epson Connect enabled printers and compatible devices and apps, visit 

6 Supports printing of raster-based files including JPEG and TIFF; including PDFs scanned on the device. Supports scanning to JPEG, TIFF, PDF, and Encypted/Non-Encrypted PDF File Formats.

ventureLAB Partners with ARM

MARKHAM, Canada, Oct 26, 2020 – ventureLAB has announced a new partnership with ARM  to expand ventureLAB’s Hardware Catalyst Initiative (HCI), Canada’s first hardware and silicon lab and incubator.

This new partnership will enable HCI companies a fast-track route to Arm Flexible Access for Startups, enabling qualified silicon startups to use Arm IP at no cost, including for prototyping and evaluation, helping to remove risk and commercialize products at scale.

“Arm is at the forefront of designing and securing all areas of computing from the chip to the cloud,” said Melissa Chee, president and CEO, ventureLAB. “We are excited to partner with Arm to enable Canada’s emerging tech leaders to accelerate IP-rich product commercialization while retaining and attracting highly skilled talent to Canada.”

Today’s announcement builds on Canada’s recent momentum as a leader in the global tech ecosystem. The growing global network of ventureLAB HCI partners including recent announcements with TSMCSilicon Catalyst and Nuvia, recognizes the unique opportunity and role for Canada as a valuable player in the global semiconductor supply chain. HCI and its global ecosystem of innovators enables talented Canadian founders to accelerate commercialization and global growth.

“To deliver innovative new technologies, startups need the freedom to experiment and the simplest path to working prototypes,” said Dipti Vachani, senior vice president and general manager, Automotive and IoT Line of Business, Arm. “By partnering with ventureLAB, we are providing Canadian startups with the fastest, lowest-cost, lowest-risk journey to SoC design, enabling innovation in growth areas such as IoT and machine learning, as well as access to Arm’s vast ecosystem.”

About The Hardware Catalyst Initiative

ventureLAB’s Hardware Catalyst Initiative is Canada’s first hardware and silicon-focused lab and incubator. Funded in part by the Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), this competitive program helps southern Ontario-based tech SMEs accelerate their time to market in a sector that normally incurs lengthy entry and scale times, enabling Canadian hardware and silicon companies to grow and scale locally, and compete globally.

About ventureLAB

ventureLAB is a leading technology hub located in Markham in York Region, Canada’s second largest tech cluster. Through its programs focused on capital, talent, technology, and customers, ventureLAB has supported over 2,000 tech companies and entrepreneurs, including 100 companies that have raised over $100 million and created close to 4,000 jobs. ventureLAB’s innovation hub is a 50,000 square foot facility that is home to over 45 tech companies and partners that employ more than 300 people. At ventureLAB, we grow globally competitive tech titans that build-to-scale in Canada.

Contex Introduces IQ Quattro X Scanner

ALLEROED, Denmark, Oct 20, 2020 – Contex, the world leader in large format scanning, today introduces the IQ Quattro X, the 5th-generation Contex CIS scanner series. The IQ Quattro X is an essential scanner for reprographic shops, the AEC community, and businesses that require scanning accuracy with technical drawings and other large format documents, especially at high volume. The Energy Star–compliant IQ Quattro X series comes in 36- and 44-inch widths, and is immediately available from resellers worldwide.

The IQ Quattro X is designed with innovative technologies, scanning 40% faster and transferring data at three times the speed of its predecessor. The scanner is also equipped with Contex Live Alignment, a new technology that ensures sharp image alignment even at high scanning speeds. Loaded with exclusive features, the IQ Quattro X series is also Nextimage Remote–enabled. This feature brings all main functions for basic scanning and copying directly in front of the operator via a tablet — saving valuable time.

“Contex is always innovating and we are excited to launch the world’s fastest CIS scanner, the
IQ Quattro X series. Our advanced technologies are based on customer feedback, and the results exceed customers’ requirements for quality, speed and ease of use,” comments Jacob Bendix, CCO & VP global sales & marketing, Contex A/S. “The IQ Quattro X is a must-have for businesses that want to expedite scanning projects with exceptional results.”

Smart, productive scanning

Faster in color than any other large format CIS scanner in the market, the IQ Quattro X scans up to 17.8 inches per second. The IQ Quattro X also boasts a 1GB extreme buffer, which eliminates waiting between scans. Further boosting productivity, the Nextimage Remote scanning app can vastly reduce the number of times the operator needs to move between the scanner and the workstation. It also gives users the freedom to move away from the scanner for maximum convenience and comfort.

Advanced image quality

The IQ Quattro X captures every detail from technical drawings with 48-bit CIS technology and 1200 dpi optical resolution. The scanner series is equipped with Contex CleanScan CIS modules, which maximize optical image quality with dual-sided LED lighting. Unique to Contex scanners, these modules eliminate creases and folds in originals, which are typically a challenge for CIS scanners.

The IQ Quattro X also includes Color Fringe Removal (CFR), an advanced Contex-patented filtering technology designed to remove the fringes inherent in CIS strobing scanning devices.


The IQ Quattro X is available in multiple configurations, including a standalone scanner with the Nextimage scanning software and Nextimage Remote app. The IQ Quattro X can also be configured as a ScanStation Pro or as an all-in-one multifunction printer (MFP) solution by connecting a large-format printer.

Contex solutions are compatible with all leading large format printers. The full list of compatible printers is available at

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About Contex

As the world’s leading developer and producer of large format imaging solutions, Contex drives the market with innovative technology and advanced scan and copy software applications. Sold worldwide in more than 100 countries, Contex solutions are recognized in a wide range of industries for reliability, value, high performance, and superb image quality.

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