Chris Malachowsky

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Chris Malachowsky
Alma mater University of Florida
Santa Clara University
Known for Co-founder of Nvidia
Scientific career
Fields Electrical engineering
Institutions Hewlett-Packard
Sun Microsystems

Chris Malachowsky is an American electrical engineer, one of the founders of computer graphics company Nvidia.

He received a B.S. degree in 1983 in electrical engineering from the University of Florida and an M.S. degree in 1986 from Santa Clara University.[1][2][3] In 2008, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Santa Clara University[3] and received Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Florida College of Engineering in 2013.

Early in his career, he worked for Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems.[1][4][5] He co-founded Nvidia in April 1993 with Curtis Priem and Jen-Hsun Huang and is still a Senior Vice President for Engineering and Operations.[1][4][5]


  1. ^ a b c Corporate biography of Malachowsky, NVIDIA, retrieved 2010-03-10.
  2. ^ ECE Academy 2009 Inductees, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, retrieved 2010-03-10.
  3. ^ a b NVIDIA Founder Shares Secrets of Success Archived May 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine., Horizons in Engineering, Santa Clara University School of Engineering, Winter 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
  4. ^ a b 15 years in 3D: NVIDIA cofounder Chris Malachowsky speaks, Jon Stokes, Ars Technica, September 3, 2008. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
  5. ^ a b Age of Nvidia, Daniel Drew Turner,, May 15, 2002. Retrieved 2010-03-10.