SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2011) - NVIDIA announced today that it has appointed Michael LaBianca, a long-time senior Silicon Valley executive, to serve as senior vice president of human resources, effective immediately.

LaBianca, age 54, will be responsible for developing and implementing all aspects of NVIDIA's global HR strategy. The company has more than 6,800 employees in over 20 countries worldwide.

"NVIDIA's pioneering advances in visual and mobile computing are driven by the passion and expertise of our people," said Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA's president and chief executive. "I look forward to partnering with Mike to ensure that our culture supports the great work of our people while we expand our company globally."

LaBianca spent the previous 11 years in a variety of HR roles at Cisco, including the past four years as vice president of HR for emerging markets, and the preceding five years as vice president responsible for HR activities in the areas of compensation and benefits, acquisition integration, compliance and employee relations. Previous to Cisco, he worked in private practice as an employment lawyer at Pillsbury Winthrop, and Davis Wright and Tremaine, as well as in finance roles at Hewlett-Packard and Varian Associates.

LaBianca has a B.S. degree in accounting and a J.D. from Santa Clara University.

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 1,900 issued patents worldwide, including ones covering designs and insights that are essential to modern computing. For more information, see

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