California State Assembly Honors Marvell Co-Founder Weili Dai with a "Breaking
the Glass Ceiling" Award
Dai recognized as one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in the world
alongside other distinguished woman leaders
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 5, 2013
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Marvell today announced
Weili Dai, Co-Founder of Marvell, is one of 11 remarkable California women
recognized by the Legislative Women's Caucus of the California State Assembly
for breaking barriers in their respective fields. The "Breaking the Glass
Ceiling" award, which honors Ms. Dai's role in co-founding Marvell, was
presented by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), chair of the
Legislative Women's Caucus, at a ceremony held yesterday in the California
State Assembly Chambers.
"I am deeply humbled and honored to be recognized by the California State
Assembly. As an immigrant from Shanghai to San Francisco knowing very little
English, and now an entrepreneur, this recognition underscores the endless
opportunities our great state and nation hold for all people to develop their
natural talents and become leaders in the global economy," said Weili Dai,
Co-Founder of Marvell. "Today, the world has changed dramatically and many
female pioneers have broken the traditional barriers to bring fairness and
justice to our society. We have moved beyond the conventional roles of wives
and mothers to also become leaders in every industry and arena. By nature,
women bring different and complementary attributes to the world of business
and technology – our own brand of passion, compassion and commitment to make
the world a better, safer and fair place for all. Women are the glue that
holds together strong companies, families and communities. I am committed to
ensuring women and girls are given every opportunity to apply their gifts and
become the next generation of leaders in technology, business, education and
Ms. Dai is one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in the world today.
A technology visionary, she is the only female co-founder of a global
semiconductor company. Since Marvell's start in 1995, she has helped the
business grow to become one of the top semiconductor companies in the world.
Ms. Dai's business acumen, strategic thinking, product leadership, endless
passion and personal network have contributed greatly to Marvell's fast rise
to success. Her close relationship with her customers and the foundation of
trust shared with them has given her a strong reputation for professionalism
and integrity throughout the technology industry.
Ms. Dai has become a driving force in expanding access to technology in the
developing world and an ambassador of opportunity between the United States
and China, particularly in the arenas of education and green technology. Ms.
Dai is a powerful advocate for the better use of technology to improve the
human condition. For her contributions to technology and
society,Newsweeknamed Ms. Dai one of the "150 Women Who Shake the World."
CNN International recently profiled her for its Leading Women series,Leading
the Female Tech Charge. Additionally,Forbes magazinelisted Ms. Dai as one of
the "World's 100 Most Powerful Women."
Ms. Dai is a member of the executive committee forTechNetandBay Area
Council, she sits on the board of the disaster relief organization Give2Asia,
and she was named to the prestigiousCommittee of 100, an organization
representing the most influential Chinese Americans. Celebrated as a pillar of
her company, family and community, Ms. Dai is the proud mother of two sons
Christopher and Nicholas, who are electrical engineering graduate students and
Ph.D. candidates at UC Berkeley.
"These amazing women have been pioneers in science, civil rights, the arts,
education, our armed forces, our courts and our government," said
Assemblymember Lowenthal. "In each of our honorees, we see the best of the
Other honorees include Dr. Frances A. Arnold, Honorable Yvonne B. Burke,
Laphonza Butler, Geena Davis, Maria Zoe Dunning, Mildred García, Sally J.
Rogers, Jennifer Harris Trosper, Rosalind "Roz" Wyman and Associate Justice
Kathryn Doi Todd.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon
solutions enabling the digital connected lifestyle. From mobile communications
to storage, cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content
delivery, Marvell'sdiverse product portfolioaligns complete platform designs
with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At
the core of powerful consumer, network and enterprise systems, Marvell
empowers partners and their customers toalways stand at the forefront of
innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people around the world
with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to their social,
private and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the human
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