COMPUTEX 2024 in Taipei, Taiwan, wasn’t just about cutting-edge tech; it was the Jensen Huang show. While the NVIDIA CEO wasn’t on the official program, his presence dominated the event.

A COMPUTEX Keynote… Unofficially

Huang’s pre-COMPUTEX keynote at the National Taiwan University Sports Center on June 2nd drew a massive crowd of 4,000, eager to hear his vision for the future of AI. He emphasized “cost reduction and sustainability” while unveiling new NVIDIA semiconductors, software, and systems designed to power everything from data centers to robots. His signature black leather jacket became a beacon, drawing enthusiastic crowds wherever he went on the show floor.

A Celebration of Taiwan’s Tech Powerhouse

Huang’s focus on Taiwan was no accident. NVIDIA’s success is deeply intertwined with the island nation’s thriving semiconductor industry. His appearances at partner events and enthusiastic interactions with Taiwanese companies highlighted this strong partnership. It wasn’t just about business; Huang even signed autographs on Super Micro servers and – in a now-viral moment – a young fan’s shirt.

Beyond the Hype: A Strategic Alliance

While Huang’s rockstar presence generated excitement, the deeper story is the strategic alliance between NVIDIA and Taiwan. Taiwan’s manufacturing prowess is crucial for NVIDIA’s dominance in the high-end AI accelerator market. Huang’s enthusiastic embrace of Taiwan underscores this mutually beneficial relationship.

A Look Ahead: The Future of AI

COMPUTEX 2024 solidified Taiwan’s position as a global tech leader, and Jensen Huang’s presence cemented NVIDIA’s role at the forefront of the AI revolution. As both NVIDIA and Taiwan continue to push boundaries, the future of AI promises to be even more exciting.