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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SANTA CLARA, CA—JULY 6, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced the appointment of Dr. Steven Chu to its Board of Directors.
Dr. Chu has served as a Professor in the Physics and Applied Physics Departments at Stanford University, where he has been on the faculty since 1987. On August 1, 2004, Dr. Chu will become the Director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a research laboratory of the Department of Energy managed by the University of California. In 1997, Dr. Chu, with two colleagues at NIST and College de France, was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light. From 1978 to 1987, Dr. Chu worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. From 1983 to 1987, he served as the head of the Quantum Electronics Research Department within the Electronics Research Laboratory of AT&T Bell Labs.
"We are honored to welcome Steve to our Board of Directors," stated Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA. "The NVIDIA Board is gaining a world renowned physicist and visionary scientific leader. Steve's proven leadership in ground-breaking research complements NVIDIA's passion for developing new technologies and markets. Steve will be a great asset to our Company and our Board as we move forward."
Dr. Chu is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, American Philosophical Society, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Academica Sinica. He is a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Korean Academy of Sciences and Technology.
Dr. Chu serves as a director of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and on the Board of Trustees of the University of Rochester. He has served on the advisory committee to the director of the National Institutes of Health and on the inaugural advisory committee of the National Nuclear Security Administration. He was an executive committee member of the National Academy of Sciences' Board on Physics and Astronomy and chair of the Division of Laser Science of the American Physical Society. He has published more than 160 articles and professional papers.
NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms. Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer PCs, enterprise PCs, notebook PCs, professional workstations, handhelds, and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,900 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.nvidia.com.
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