Nvidia Pulls Out of #MWC2020 Citing #coronavirus Concerns

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Graphics-chip maker Nvidia said late Friday that it’s shelving its plans to be at this year’s #MWC2020 citing safety concerns with the #coronavirus.

The statement was similar to that of LG and Ericsson when they announced their withdrawal a few days ago.

In a blog post, the company said “Given public health risks around the coronavirus, ensuring the safety of our colleagues, partners and customers is our highest concern. We’ve been looking forward to sharing our work in AI, 5G and vRAN with the industry. We regret not attending, but believe this is the right decision.”

The GSMA, the organization which runs MWC, says that it would have additional medical personnel on-site. It’s also put a number of other measures in place to control the risks posed by the disease, including a no-handshake policy.

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