NVIDIA Joins Forces with Jacob Komar, Twelve-Year-Old Founder of Computers for Communities
Silicon Valley Companies Work Together to Provide Technology Resources to Those in Need
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SANTA CLARA, CA—DECEMBER 9, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that it is hosting Silicon Valley’s first “Computers for Communities” event. A Connecticut-based non-profit organization, Computers for Communities was founded in 2001 by Jacob Komar, now twelve years old, after he discovered a roomful of discarded computers at his sister’s school and realized there must be a better use for them. His premise was simple: collect computers that are to be discarded, then refurbish and redistribute them to those in need.
NVIDIA has set up a temporary warehouse for employees who would like to donate and refurbish used computers, components, and peripherals. Companies including Adobe, Cadence, Synopsys, and United Micro are also participating in the event by donating their employees’ time and resources to transform the donated hardware into updated systems.
“Computers for Communities is a great way to give back to the community while supporting a program that sets a positive example for others who want to make a difference. Synopsys is engaged in inspiring the next generation of technology leaders like Jacob, and providing access to computers can help families increase educational opportunities in meaningful ways,” added Erin Brennock, senior manager, Community Relations and Government Affairs, Synopsys.
Kathy Wheeler, senior manager, Global Community Involvement, Cadence Design Systems, Inc., commented: “Cadence is proud to be a supporter of the Computers for Communities project. This event demonstrates the ingenuity that local companies often bring to community support and giving programs in Silicon Valley. Today the computer is an essential part of learning and fueling creativity, and we are pleased to be able to participate by providing volunteers and essential components.”
On “Family Night” on December 10, the families and children of employees at NVIDIA will participate in computer hardware collection and refurbishing. Jacob Komar will be onsite at NVIDIA on Family Night to volunteer his time.
For more information on Computers For Communities, visit www.computers4communities.org.
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