Mellanox founder Eyal Waldman’s daughter Danielle and her boyfriend Noam Shai had been among these killed by Hamas militants while attending the Supernova music festival on the Israel-Gaza border Saturday, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang acknowledged in a letter to staff.
Huang also revealed in the memo to his Israeli staff that Avinatan Or, an engineer on Nvidia’s VLSI crew, and his lady friend had been among many taken hostage by Hamas, and that Jad and Nabih Amer, brothers working at Nvidia, had misplaced their brother Jawad Akram, an IDF soldier, in the line of responsibility amid this week’s Israel-Hamas battle.
Nvidia, esteem many tech firms, has a immense presence in Israel owing in no tiny allotment to the GPU huge’s acquisition of Israeli networking seller Mellanox. In 2020, Waldman quit as CEO of the biz he essentially based following its acquisition by Nvidia.
According to Huang, Nvidia counts roughly 3,300 staff in Israel, a full bunch of which gain now been known as up for militia service.
“The world follows the news out of Israel with alarm. The scale and brutality of the attacks and the suffering they inflict are complex to fathom. For our households in Israel, the news is a living nightmare,” Huang wrote in his memo, obtained by CTech Friday. Nvidia confirmed to us the e-mail is legit.
The letter comes decrease than per week after Hamas launched a surprise assault, firing rockets into Israeli towns and villages along the Gaza border Saturday, while militants broke border fences and gunned down civilians and troopers as they went, according to the Linked Press. Among the places centered was the Supernova music festival being held shut to Kibbutz Re’im, where experiences build the death toll at 260 killed.
In the days since, Israel has declared war on Hamas and launched airstrikes into Gaza. To this point, spherical 1,300 Israelis gain since been killed, with a an identical series of Palestinians reported ineffective since retaliation started.
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In his letter, Huang thanked staff who had opened their homes to households who had misplaced their own or had been compelled to evacuate, and pledged to present whatever serve they’re going to wish. He added Nvidia was implementing a “global marketing campaign” to make a contribution to humanitarian efforts.
“Nothing is extra distinguished than the safety of your family. Nvidians worldwide will upward push to disguise for our colleagues in Israel and win and offload whatever work that it is possible you’ll like. We’re here for you,” Huang acknowledged in closing.
Nvidia had been scheduled to retain an AI summit in Tel Aviv October 15 to 16, but canceled the event in the wake of the bloodshed. ®