SANTA CLARA, CA -- NVIDIA today announced that it has named Bob Worrall, a longtime Sun Microsystems executive, as its Chief Information Officer (CIO).
Worrall, 50, whose appointment takes effect immediately, reports to NVIDIA president and chief executive officer Jen-Hsun Huang.
Worrall served as Sun's CIO from 2005 to 2010, and had previously held a variety of senior technology roles at the company, which he joined in 1990.
"I am delighted to welcome Bob to NVIDIA's executive team," Huang said. "As we continue to grow our business in such new areas as mobility and cloud computing, we need to put in place a world-class IT platform. Bob's experience building Sun's world class IT capabilities and his leadership skills will be a great asset as we move deeper into these fields."
Worrall holds an MBA and bachelor's degree from California State University, East Bay.
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to the power of computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Since then, it has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking, interactive graphics available on devices ranging from tablets and portable media players to notebooks and workstations. NVIDIA's expertise in programmable GPUs has led to breakthroughs in parallel processing which make supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible. The Company holds more than 1,800 patents worldwide, including ones covering designs and insights that are essential to modern computing. For more information, see www.nvidia.com.
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