Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of NVIDIA, was recently made the recipient of the Robert N. Noyce Award, for his contribution to semiconductor industry throughout the years. The award, considered to be one of the highest in the industry, and will be presented to Huang at the SIA Awards Dinner scheduled to take place on 18 November this year.
The award specifically honours Huang and NVIDIA’s contribution of advanced technologies, to the technological fields of gaming and science. The latter including the medical field and self-driving cars. The latter being driven by NVIDIA’s efforts in pushing its AI technologies across the world.
As a quick rundown, Huang first made his bones as a microprocessor designer at AMD. Years later, he left the company and founded NVIDIA with co-founders Curtis Priem and Chris Malachowsky, and remains the CEO and president of the company today.