NVIDIA CEO Honored With Prestigious Engineering Management Award

University of Southern California Recognizes Jen-Hsun Huang for Leadership in the Development of 3D Graphics, Processors, and Communications Devices

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SANTA CLARA, CA — MAY 15, 2002 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA president and CEO, was recently recognized by the University of Southern California (USC) School of Engineering for his achievements in technical engineering and management excellence.  The award, named after Daniel J. Epstein—a USC alumni widely regarded as a visionary and pioneer in the areas of industrial and systems engineering, and a current member of the school’s Board of Trustees—was bestowed to Mr. Huang at the 24th Annual Engineering Awards Luncheon held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA on April 26, 2002.

“Jen-Hsun Huang is a highly creative engineer with excellent entrepreneurial business skills who is a model for our students.  While achieving great personal success, he has had a huge and positive impact on information technology and the future of 3D graphics,” stated C. L. Max Nikias, Dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Southern California.
“I am delighted and honored to receive the prestigious USC Engineering Management award,” said Mr. Huang.  “It is humbling to be recognized by one of the nation’s top engineering universities.  Building NVIDIA has been exhilarating and challenging.  Like Dr. Nikias’ Integrated Media Systems Center, NVIDIA is passionate about the application of immersive and interactive 3D graphics in the future of entertainment, design, and communications.  We have worked hard to build an environment that attracts the world’s best engineering talents and values a culture of innovation and excellence.  I am proud of the achievements our employees and the contributions we’ve made to the 3D industry.”

Past recipients of the Daniel J. Epstein Engineering Management Award include Apple Computer's A.C. Markkula Jr., Intel’s Craig Barrett, and NASA’s Dan Goldin.

USC’s Integrated Media Systems Center is the research center of multimedia and Internet research for the National Science Foundation.  For more information on the USC School of Engineering, please visit: //www.usc.edu/dept/engineering/EngSchool.html.

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