TO CELEBRATE HIS own greatness, Nvidia’s almighty CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang has pledged $30 million to have a building named after him in Stanford University.
Huang, who got his master's in electrical engineering at Stanford back in 1992, will be donating the money to the Jen-Hsun Huang School of Engineering Centre.
The building, which is under construction, is 130,000-square-feet and should be finished by the first half of 2010. [Give or take a bump or two - Ed.]
"The School of Engineering at Stanford is a major source of intellectual energy for Silicon Valley and beyond," gushed Huang as he patted himself vigorously on the back.
He said he was proud to help Stanford build a place that “encourages people to come together to create the next generation of knowledge and technology."
Jim Plummer, Stanford’s dean of the School of Engineering, trumpeted Huang's accomplishment in turning Nvidia, into, "a leading technology company.”
Erecting huge structures in his own name isn’t the only thing Huang has been doing at Stanford. His firm recently helped found a “Pervasive Parallelism Lab” at the university which lets software engineers noodle about on multi-processor computer systems.
As he pocketed the cheque, Plummer was said to have described Huang's Nvidia as, “a good example of the kind of engineering entrepreneurship and leadership the school hopes to instill in students.”
"Our CEO's emotonal," a spokesperson said.
Source: theinquirer.net (c) 2010 Incisive Media