Marvell Co-Founder Weili Dai Honored with Entrepreneur of the Year Award By
the Chinese Institute of Engineers
One of the most prestigious and long-established Chinese-American engineering
associations recognizes Ms. Dai for her professional achievements in business,
science and technology
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 11, 2013
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL)
today announced that its Co-Founder Weili Dai has been honored with the
Silicon Valley Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Established Corporation
category by the Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA-San Francisco Bay Area
Chapter (CIE/USA-SF), a non-profit, non-political organization with the
purpose of serving the local engineering community, in recognition of her
exemplary professional achievements in business, science and technology. San
Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee presented the award to Ms. Dai at the CIE/USA-SF
2013 Annual Conference held on March 9^th at the Marriott Hotel San Francisco.
"I emigrated from Shanghai to San Francisco and worked very hard and
passionately to become an entrepreneur. I am truly humbled and honored for
this recognition and to receive the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur of the Year
Award. From my personal experience, I believe that immigration is a key factor
in adding great value to the amazing talent pool in the Silicon Valley. As a
result, today the Bay Area is home to the world's leading innovation hub with
the greatest technology companies, universities and advanced research
laboratories all contained within a 50-mile radius," said Ms. Weili Dai,
Co-Founder of Marvell. "I am very proud and fortunate to have co-founded
Marvell 18 years ago. As one of the top five fabless semiconductor companies
in the world, we are very proud to support our global customers and partners
for their success in empowering consumers around the world with access to
information and knowledge for a better life. I'd like to thank and dedicate
this award to our global Marvell family for their effort and contributions. To
me, this is a team success."
Founded in 1917, CIE/USA is one of the oldest and most prestigious
Chinese-American engineering associations in the United States. The objective
of CIE/USA is to promote communication and the interchange of information
among engineers and scientists in the various fields of engineering science
who are interested in the wellbeing of the Chinese engineering community in
the United States and abroad. It has seven chapters in the United States,
including the San Francisco Bay Area chapter.
"Ms. Dai's entrepreneurship, professionalism and strong business leadership
has driven the growth and success of Marvell, a leading world-class technology
company that now employs thousands of engineers around the world. A
first-generation Asian American, her achievements are amplified by her
ambition and initiative. Ms. Dai is an exemplary businesswoman and technology
trailblazer, and that is why we have selected her as the CIE's Entrepreneur of
the Year," said John Y. Xie, Ph.D., chairman of the board, CIE/USA-SF.
Ms. Dai is one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in the world today.
Widely considered a technology visionary, she is the only female co-founder of
a global semiconductor company, and since it began in 1995, she has helped
Marvell's rise 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
the trust shared with them has given her a strong reputation for
professionalism and integrity throughout the technology industry.
Ms. Dai has also become a driving force in expanding access to technology in
the developing world and an ambassador of opportunity between the U.S. and
China, particularly in the arenas of education and green technology. Ms. Dai
has become a powerful advocate for the better use of technology to improve the
human condition. For her contributions to technology and society, Newsweek
named Ms. Dai one of the "150 Women Who Shake the World" and Ms. Dai was
recently profiled by CNN International for the Leading Women Series: Leading
the Female Tech Charge. Additionally, Forbes Magazine lists Ms. Dai as one of
the "World's 100 Most Powerful Women."
Ms. Dai is a member of the executive committee for TechNet and Bay Area
Council; sits on the board of the disaster relief organization, Give2Asia; and
was named to the prestigious Committee of 100, an organization representing
the most-influential Chinese Americans. Celebrated as the glue behind her
company, family and community, Ms. Dai is the proud mother of two sons who are
Electrical Engineering graduate students at UC Berkeley; Christopher and
Nicholas are currently Ph.D. candidates.
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 the world's most 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
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