Chris Malachowsky

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Chris Malachowsky
Born (1959-05-02) May 2, 1959 (age 63)
Alma materUniversity of Florida
Santa Clara University
Known forCo-founding Nvidia
Scientific career
FieldsElectrical engineering
Sun Microsystems

Chris Malachowsky (born May 2, 1959) is an American electrical engineer, one of the founders of computer graphics company Nvidia.

Raised in the Oakhurst section of Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Malachowsky graduated from Ocean Township High School in 1976.[1] 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.[2][3][4] In 2008, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Santa Clara University[4] and received Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Florida College of Engineering in 2017

Early in his career, he worked for Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems.[2][5][6] He co-founded Nvidia in April 1993 with Curtis Priem and Jen-Hsun Huang and is a Senior Vice President for Engineering and Operations.[2][5][6]


  1. ^ "Ocean Township Students Gain Diplomas, Honors", Asbury Park Press, June 18, 1976, page B2. Accessed January 28, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Corporate biography of Malachowsky, NVIDIA, retrieved 2010-03-10.
  3. ^ ECE Academy 2009 Inductees Archived 2010-06-20 at the Wayback Machine, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, retrieved 2010-03-10.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ a b 15 years in 3D: NVIDIA cofounder Chris Malachowsky speaks, Jon Stokes, Ars Technica, September 3, 2008. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
  6. ^ a b Age of Nvidia, Daniel Drew Turner,, May 15, 2002. Retrieved 2010-03-10.