NVIDIA Founder and CEO Jensen Huang to Receive Robert N. Noyce Award, the Semiconductor Industry’s Top Honor


The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced that NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang will be this year’s recipient of the Robert N. Noyce Award. This award represents the semiconductor industry’s top honor.

Huang was chosen as the 2021 recipient of the Robert N. Noyce Award thanks to his apparently excellent leadership and contributions to the semiconductor industry in technology and/or public policy. He’ll be accepting the award during the SIA Awards Dinner on November 18, 2021.

The leather-jacket-wearing CEO co-founded NVIDIA nearly three decades ago in 1993 and has led the popular company behind GeForce GPUs since its inception.

The SIA’s Robert N. Noyce Awards is just one of the many awards that Jensen has won thus far. Some of the other awards under his belt include the IEEE Founder’s Medal and the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award.

Jensen also holds honorary doctorate degrees from Taiwan’s National Chiao Tung University, National Taiwan University, and Oregon State University.

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“Jensen Huang’s extraordinary vision and tireless execution have greatly strengthened our industry, revolutionized computing, and advanced artificial intelligence,” said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO. “Jensen’s accomplishments have fueled countless innovations — from gaming to scientific computing to self-driving cars — and he continues to advance technologies that will transform our industry and the world. We’re pleased to recognize Jensen with the 2021 Robert N. Noyce Award for his many achievements in advancing semiconductor technology.”

Source: Semiconductor Industry Association

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