Nvidia Corp. is close to surpassing Intel Corp. in market value for the first time after shares of the graphics chipmaker soared this year.
Nvidia has gained more than 70% in 2020 as investors bet the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated a shift to cloud-based digital services that use its technology.
The rally has added more than $100 billion in value, giving Nvidia a market capitalization of about $245 billion.
Intel has a market value of $249 billion and its shares are down roughly 2% so far this year.
The milestone would make Nvidia the third-largest chipmaker by market capitalization, after Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Samsung Electronics Co.