IBM is a multinational computer technology and IT consulting corporation that manufactures and markets computer hardware and software and offers infrastructure services, hosting services, and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. With headquarters in Armonk, N.Y., IBM has 12 research laboratories worldwide and, as of 2013, has held the record for most patents generated by a company for 20 consecutive years. To date, its employees have garnered five Nobel Prizes, six Turing Awards, 10 National Medals of Technology, and five National Medals of Science. IBM's Watson supercomputer has been called a key "the future of healthcare analytics."