Operations and Engineering Veteran Joins NVIDIA Executive Staff
NVIDIA Welcomes New VP of Operations to Technical Team
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SANTA CLARA, CA — September 15, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced senior operations executive Mr. Di Ma has joined NVIDIA as vice president of operations. Ma will lead the operations group overseeing manufacturing, quality assurance, supplier, and customer service operations, as well as developing strategic business and technology objectives for each of these areas.
"We believe Di's extensive experience and track record will be invaluable as we continue to grow our global customer base and further develop our product offerings," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA. "Di's time spent with PC and motherboard manufacturers gives him a unique understanding of their requirements, and will help us reach our ultimate goal of being a world-class supplier."
Ma previously served as senior vice president of operations for Standard Microsystems, Corporation, Happauge, NY, a leading PC I/O component supplier to all major PC and motherboard manufacturers. Ma has managed internal wafer fabrications operations, as well as assembly, test, outsourcing, and customer service functions. His accomplishments include achievement of aggressive on-time OEM delivery goals, cost reductions through deployment of advanced technologies, establishment of offshore supply bases, and implementation of quality programs.
During his twenty-year career at Standard Microsystems, Ma served in a variety of roles, including vice presidential positions at each of three major corporate technology and operations divisions. Other experience includes an engineering management position at Motorola, and an adjunct assistance professorship at State University of New York.
Ma holds an MS and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a BS in Physics from the National Taiwan University. Ma has been widely published in the engineering field and is an inventor on two patents on advanced MOS device fabrication methods.
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