According to Nvidia's post, the company has informed GSMA, the organizers of MWC Barcelona, that it "won’t be sending (our) employees to this year’s event".
The company is worried about public health risks due to coronavirus and says that "ensuring the safety of (our) colleagues, partners and customers" is their highest concern.
Nvidia was keen to note that MWC Barcelona is one of the world's most important conferences and that the company has been looking forward to sharing their work in AI, 5G and vRAN, but also believe this is the right decision.
This is a big blow for the show and Nvidia is also the first US-based company that has decided to skip MWC due to coronavirus concerns, following LG, Ericsson, and ZTE.
* Update (Monday), Sony announced it wouldn't attend MWC either.