*
*
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
About RPI Academics Research Student Life Admissions News Tour
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Office of the President
Profile
Cabinet and Deans
Board of Trustees
Speeches
The Rensselaer Plan
The Rensselaer Plan 2012-2024
Accomplishments Towards The Rensselaer Plan
State of the Institute
*
*
*
* Board of Trustees

Curtis R. Priem ’82

Retired Founder
CTO NVIDIA, Corp.

Curtis R. Priem co-founded NVIDIA, Corp. a manufacturer of graphics and multimedia integrated circuits in 1993 and was its Chief Technical Officer from 1993 to 2003. From 1986 to January 1993, Priem was senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystem where he architected the GX graphics products, including the world's first single chip GUI accelerator. From 1984 to 1986, Priem was a hardware engineer at GenRad, Inc., a supplier of diagnostic equipment for electronic products. From 1982 to 1984, he was a staff engineer for Vermont Microsystems, Inc., a personal computer company, where he architected IBM's Professional Graphics Adapter, the PC industry's first graphics processor. Priem is an inventor with approximately 200 U.S. and international patents, all of which relate to graphics and Input/Output Systems. He holds a B.S.E.E. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Priem received the Albert Fox Demers Award in 2005 from the Rensselaer Alumni Association and the 2000 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Severino Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

He is a member of the Stephen Van Rensselaer Society of Patroons of Rensselaer.

*
Curtis R. Priem ’82
*

Curtis R. Priem ’82
Adjunct Trustee:
Dec. 2004-current

*
*
*
*
Page updated: 10/4/11, 3:07 PM
*
Copyright ©2010 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)  110 Eighth Street, Troy, NY USA 12180  (518) 276-6000  All rights reserved.
*
Why not change the world?® is a registered trademark of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Site design and production by the Rensselaer Division of Strategic Communications & External Relations
*
*
*