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"US-based Nvidia continues to block Iranian Internet users from accessing parts of its website, according to one source in Tehran. Financial Tribune can confirm that the software download page of Nvidia.com does not allow Iranian IP addresses to access updated software. The site now says "403 – Forbidden. Nvidia has a representative in Iran through a company called Avajang ICT Group. Financial Tribune contacted the company to find what was going on." (August 28, 2017)


According to its website, “NVIDIA awakened the world to the power of computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Since then, it has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking, interactive graphics available on devices ranging from tablets and portable media players to notebooks and workstations. NVIDIA's expertise in programmable GPUs has led to breakthroughs in parallel processing which make supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible. The company holds more than 1,100 U.S. patents, including ones covering designs and insights which are fundamental to modern computing” (Company website)

“…NVIDIA was founded in 1993, by Jen-Hsun Huang, who had previously served at LSI Logic and AMD, and Chris Malachowsky and Curtis Priem, whocame from Sun Microsystems…It has some 5,700 employees in more than 20 countries.” (Company Website)


Avajang ICT Group, an IT and semiconductor distributor in Tehran, features Nvidia in its list of products and in product news on its homepage. (Avajang Company website)

Avajang claims to be "one of the most prolific group of IT companies in the country...the distributor of personal computer components such as motherboards, graphic cards, memory, CPU’s and accessories in Tehran and other major cities. Avajang company is a respected member of the “IT Counsel” of Iran. They have over 250 direct channels throughout their covered region" (Avajang Company website).


Nvidia is featured in several news articles on Shahrsakhtafzar.com ("City Hardware"), an Iranian hardware website. Nvidia is also discussed in the product reviews page that focuses on Iranian markets. (Iranian Hardware website)


A graphic board product powered by NVIDIA® GeForce 8800GTS Graphics Processing Unit is listed on the mainpage of Tehran computer component distributor, Darya Computer. (Iranian distributor website)