NVIDIA co-founder and CEO Jensen Huang has been given this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award by Asian American Engineer of the Year. The award, which was previously given to other notable individuals such as TSMC founder Morris Chang, was in recognition of his contributions as “a visionary and innovator in parallel computing technology that accelerates the realization of AI computing.” Jensen spoke about how grateful he was for the honor. He also shared that NVIDIA is just getting started and how the achievement will be shared with his colleagues at NVIDIA.
“I was fortunate to have had a front-row seat at the creation of the computer industry,” Huang said, reflecting on the early days of NVIDIA and the birth of GPU-accelerated computing. “We dreamed of solving grand computing challenges and even imagined that we would be a major computing company one day.”