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NVISION 08, Week of Visual Computing highlight San José as crossroads for ideas, talent, art and technologyFor further information, contact:
|Steven Brewster||Hector Marinez|
|San Jose Office of Economic Development||NVIDIA Corporation|
|(415) 577-8851||(408) 486-3443|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAN JOSE, CALIF., AUGUST 19, 2008—Mayor Chuck Reed and the San José City Council presented NVIDIA Corporation with a proclamation declaring August 20 through 27 as “Visual Computing Week” in San José. The proclamation recognized NVIDIA’s contributions to the global and local economy as well as its mega-event NVISION 08, a visual computing conference being held August 25 to August 27 in Downtown San Jose.
Accepting the proclamation during a Council meeting at San José City Hall was Chris Malachowsky, NVIDIA co-founder/NVIDIA Fellow and senior vice president of engineering and operations. NVIDIA is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices.
Taking place on August 25-27, 2008 in San Jose, California, NVISION 08 is a three-day mega-event for professionals and enthusiasts who are passionate about visual computing. Thousands of engineers, designers, developers, researchers, artists, enthusiasts, gamers, film makers, business professionals, and consumers from around the world are expected to attend.
“NVIDIA and the NVISION 08 event have demonstrated the market growth and cultural shift that can happen when art and technology come together,” said San José Mayor Chuck Reed. “As the Capital of Silicon Valley, San José remains the epicenter for digital technology and is the perfect place to stage an event which demonstrates the creativity and innovation that defines the region.”
Thousands of people, from a wide breadth of industries and interests, are expected to meet at the San José McEnery Convention Center in Downtown San José for NVISION 08. These will include technical and marketing professionals from Fortune 500 companies, the CAD/design, medical, science, automotive, mobile, film industries as well as supercomputing experts, researchers, gaming enthusiasts, and people interested in great visual technologies.
“For years, Silicon Valley has been where the best and brightest talent have come together to extend the boundaries of knowledge and change the world,” said Malachowsky. “We hope NVISION 08 in San José evokes an explosion of ideas that breed the next generation of visual computing innovations.”
NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce® products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro® products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla™ products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. NVIDIA is also the host of the inaugural NVISION conference that will be held August 25-27, 2008 in San Jose, California. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com and www.nvision2008.com.
About the City of San José’s Office of Economic Development
The City of San José's Office of Economic Development (OED), part of the San José Office of the City Manager, is committed to a vital, competitive San José economy that increases prosperity for people and companies and enhances City revenues. OED guides the City's economic strategy, provides assistance for business success, helps connect employers with trained workers, and provides art, sporting and cultural resources to our community. For more information, please visit, www.sjeconomy.com.
About the City of San José
From its founding in 1777 as California's first city, San José has been a leader, driven by its spirit of innovation. Today, San José stands as the largest city in Northern California and the Capital of Silicon Valley—the world's leading center of innovation. The city, the 10th largest in the U.S., is committed to remaining a top-ranked place to do business, work, live, play and learn. For more information, visit, www.sanjoseca.gov.