Office of the Chancellor

Oct. 21 - Johnny Hou

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Johnny Hou

Johnny Hou


Johnny Hou is the founder and CEO of NZXT, a computer hardware manufacturer of cases, components and accessories for the PC gaming market.  Founded in 2004, NZXT was borne out of Johnny’s lifelong passion for video games coming together with his deep commitment to design and tech.  The company officially launched while Johnny was studying at UC Irvine and has continued to grow as the needs of the PC gaming community has evolved.  With the purpose of serving the PC gaming community, NZXT is relentless in making the PC gaming and building experience achievable and seamless for everyone.  When Johnny isn’t connecting gamers with the tools they need to create and build their custom PC’s, he is raising two future gamers, building amazing LEGO sets and figuring out how to help the gaming and tech community. 

Hou is also an advisor at Acaia, which is focused on transforming the coffee brewing experience by creating new accessories, technologies and software for the specialty coffee industry.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering at UC Irvine.