Tag: Jensen Huang

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang unplugged — The blockchain bubble and car autopilots

Sitting in a press Q&A with Jensen Huang, the CEO of Nvidia, is like listening to a comedy routine. I appreciate that because so few tech CEOs are willing to engage in a dialogue and crack jokes with the media. Huang’s sessions are unique because he’s one of those billionaires who doesn’t muzzle himself in […]

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Nvidia opens robotics research lab in Seattle

Nvidia today opened its robotics research lab, a 13,000-foot facility in Seattle. The lab will house 50 roboticists, 20 from Nvidia Research staff, and others from the wider academic research community. Dieter Fox, a member of University of Washington computer science faculty, is the director of the lab. The lab was intentionally opened in Seattle […]

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Nvidia CEO: Rival AMD’s graphics chip performance is ‘underwhelming’

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang had a well-timed Q&A session at CES 2019, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas. It came on Wednesday morning, just after his rival, Lisa Su, CEO of Advanced Micro Devices, gave a keynote speech where she introduces the Ryzen VII graphics chip. Huang was not impressed. “It was kind […]

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Nvidia GPUs now support some FreeSync monitors

Nvidia is crashing AMD’s FreeSync party. The company announced today at CES that it is testing every “adaptive sync” monitor to see if they meet its GSync standards. So far, it has found 12 displays function properly, and it is going to automatically turn on GSync support for those monitors in its GeForce software. GSync, […]

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Nvidia unveils GeForce RTX 20 Series for gaming laptops

Nvidia announced that it is taking its real-time ray-tracing graphics technology into gaming laptops today with the unveiling of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 20 Series graphics processing units (GPUs). The chip can be used for laptops or desktops, depending on how a PC maker designs the system. The new chips are more power-efficient versions of […]

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CES 2019: Tips for surviving tech’s biggest trade show

I’ve been to Consumer Electronics Show more than 20 times in Las Vegas, and I’ve collected a few tips that will help the newcomers walk the miles of exhibits next week at tech’s biggest trade show in Las Vegas. Yes, it is possible to survive CES 2019 without Vegas nightmares and hangovers. All told, CES […]

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Chip industry honors former Stanford president John Hennessy

The Semiconductor Industry Association honored former Stanford University president and chip designer John Hennessy, who founded MIPS Computer Systems in 1984 and co-wrote the book on how to design microprocessors. Hennessy received the Robert N. Noyce Award, named after the founder of Intel and the highest honor that the chip industry trade group gives to […]

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How crypto mining collapse caused Nvidia to lose $23 billion in market value

Nvidia didn’t have a great week. It reported earnings that fell short of Wall Street’s expectations on Thursday, and by Friday the company’s stock price had fallen 18 percent, shaving $23 billion in market value and leaving the company with a $99 billion valuation. The reason? Crypto miners stopped buying graphics cards, resulting in an […]

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Nvidia CEO: Cryptocurrency mining hangover surprised us

Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia, acknowledged that the cryptocurrency mining hangover “surprised us” and caused an excess of graphics processing unit (GPU) inventory in the most recent quarter. Huang made the statement in an analyst call after the company reported earnings for the third fiscal quarter ended October 28. After earnings came out, Nvidia’s stock […]

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Nvidia’s stock falls 15% after earnings miss

Graphics and AI chip maker Nvidia saw its stock price fall 15 percent in after-hours trading after it reported third fiscal quarter earnings (ended October 28) that missed Wall Street’s targets. On average, analysts expected revenue of $3.24 billion (up 23 percent annually) and non-GAAP earnings per share of $1.93. Nvidia came in with revenues of […]

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Nvidia unveils GeForce RTX graphics chips for real-time ray tracing games

Nvidia today unveiled its not-so-secret graphics chips for next-generation gaming computers. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2000 series graphics cards include the GeForce RTX 2080, the RTX 2080, and the RTX 2070, based on Nvidia’s new Turing architecture revealed last week. These are the first consumer graphics chips and their accompany cards that can handle processing for […]

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