Marvell Co-Founders Bestowed GSA’s Highest Honor

  Marvell Co-Founders Bestowed GSA’s Highest Honor

 Dr. Sehat Sutardja and Ms. Weili Dai first recipients to be jointly awarded
                 Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- October 24, 2013

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the voice of the global semiconductor
industry, proudly announces the co-winners of the 2013 Dr. Morris Chang
Exemplary Leadership Award: Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Dr. Sehat Sutardja
and President and Co-Founder, Ms. Weili Dai of Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
(Marvell). The duo of successful business partners will be presented with this
lifetime achievement award during the GSA Awards Dinner Celebration on
Thursday, December 12, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa
Clara, Calif.

“We are honored to present this year’s Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership
Award to a power couple who together created and built from the ground up a
leading company that has had GSA’s attention since it was first recognized
with the “Most Respected Private Semiconductor Company Award” in 1999 and
“Most Respected Public Semiconductor Award in 2005,” said Jodi Shelton,
president of GSA. "Not only are their individual contributions to today’s
modern semiconductor age noteworthy, but together Sutardja and Dai have used
their engineering prowess to creatively tackle important global issues in our
society, including the support and promotion of education.”

Established in 1999, the first GSA “Exemplary Leadership Award” was given to
Dr. Morris Chang, chairman and chief executive officer of Taiwan Semiconductor
Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC). Today, the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary
Leadership Award recognizes individuals for their exceptional contributions,
exemplifying how their vision and global leadership have transformed and
elevated the entire semiconductor industry. This is the first year the award
has been awarded to two recipients. Through their joint leadership, Sutardja
and Dai have utilized their proprietary DSP technology to create a global
leader, providing complete silicon solutions from mobile communications to
storage, cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content
delivery. This has propelled Marvell to become a leading semiconductor company
with more than $3 billion in annual revenues, more than 7,000 employees and a
market cap in excess of $5 billion.

“We are very humbled and deeply honored by this prestigious Dr. Morris Chang
Exemplary Leadership Award  and we will accept this award on behalf of our
entire Marvell global family. We are very thankful for the great upbringing by
our lovely parents, the great education we received from our wonderful
teachers and professors, and our dedication, beliefs and support for each
other,” said Dr. Sehat Sutardja and Weili Dai. “Since we co-founded Marvell,
it has been our passion, vision and mission to invent and drive the world’s
most advanced technology and innovation in the high tech industry. We are so
proud of the entire Marvell global team for their contribution, invention, and
tireless dedication. Today, Marvell has become one of the top fabless
semiconductor companies in the world. We are very committed to continuing our
efforts in leading the industry and driving the ‘Connected Lifestyle’ vision
with other partners in the ecosystem to expand access to information and
knowledge to people all around the globe and to make the world a better

Dr. Sehat Sutardja is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of the modern
semiconductor age. His breakthrough designs and guiding vision have
revolutionized numerous industry segments, from data storage to the
high-performance, low-power chips now driving the growing global markets for
mobile computing and telephony. His lifetime passion for electronics began
early; he became a certified radio repair technician at age 13 and has been
designing components and systems ever since. For his relentless innovation, he
has been awarded more than 260 patents, recognized as the Inventor of the Year
by the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association and has been named
a Fellow of IEEE. In 2012, Dr. Sutardja, was awarded the Indonesian Diaspora
Lifetime Achievement Award for Global Pioneering and Innovation at the
first-ever Congress of Indonesian Diaspora, presented by the Embassy of the
Republic of Indonesia. The award recognizes Dr. Sutardja’s achievements in
advancing technology through innovation in engineering, driving adoption of
technology into new markets and evangelizing the use of the latest technology
in developing nations that will greatly impact the future.

As co-founder of Marvell, Dr. Sutardja has served as Chief Executive Officer
since its inception and President from inception until July 2013. Dr. Sutardja
has also served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors from inception until
2003 and as Chairman of the Board since 2003. While remaining deeply involved
in the daily challenges of running a global growth company, Dr. Sutardja
participates heavily in Marvell's engineering and marketing efforts across
analog, video processor, and microprocessor design while offering input across
all of the company's other product lines.

Dr. Sutardja has become an internationally-recognized proponent of new energy
efficiency standards for consumer electronics. To that end, he has been
working with the governments in both the United States and China to establish
efficiency performance standards that could produce significant cost and
carbon savings.

Dr. Sutardja holds Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at
Berkeley. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering
from Iowa State University.

Weili Dai is one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in the world
today. Widely considered a technology visionary, she is the only woman
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
served a pivotal role in creating some of Marvell’s most important strategic
relationships and under her leadership Marvell's technology has become an
integral component of many of the world's most important products in
enterprise, communications, mobile computing, consumer and emerging markets.
She has also 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 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 was recently profiled by CNN
International for the Leading Women Series: Leading the Female Tech Charge,
Leading Women Principles Fair and Care, Educating for Future Success, and
Leading Women Inspire Others. Additionally, Forbes Magazine lists Ms. Dai as
one of the "World’s 100 Most Powerful Women".

Ms. Dai has held a number of significant positions within Marvell since she
co-founded the company: she currently serves as President and has served as
Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, and General Manager of the
Communications Business Group. She has also been a Director and Corporate
Secretary of Marvell. Prior to co-founding Marvell, Ms. Dai was involved in
software development and project management at Canon Research Center America,
Inc. Ms. Dai holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the
University of California at Berkeley.

Ms. Dai is an active philanthropist, leading Marvell's global civic
engagements, including major partnership with the One Laptop Per Child program
(OLPC). She 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.

Ms. Dai was selected as the first woman commencement speaker at the University
of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering graduation ceremony on May 12,

In recognition of their generosity, Sutardja Dai Hall at her alma mater UC
Berkeley was named for Ms. Dai along with her husband Sehat Sutardja, CEO of
Marvell and Pantas Sutardja, CTO of Marvell. Sutardja Dai Hall is home to the
Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society

About the GSA Awards Dinner:

The annual GSA Awards Dinner Celebration is the industry’s premier event. Each
year the GSA recognizes companies that have demonstrated excellence through
their vision, strategy, execution and future opportunity. The celebration
honors the achievements of semiconductor companies in several categories
ranging from outstanding leadership to financial accomplishments, as well as
overall respect within the industry. The Awards Dinner Celebration will start
at 5:30 p.m. with a networking reception, followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m.

The dinner is made possible by title sponsor TSMC, VIP and networking
reception sponsor OptimalTest, as well as general sponsors Advantest, Amkor,
ASE Group, Broadcom, Cadence Design Systems, CSR, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, IBM, J.P.
Morgan, KPMG, Open-Silicon, MagnaChip, Marvell, Mentor Graphics, Morgan
Stanley, Needham & Co., QUALCOMM, Rambus, Revitas, Samsung, SMIC, SuVolta, UMC
and VeriSilicon. To make reservations to attend the Awards Dinner, please
visit the reservations page.

About GSA:

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) mission is to accelerate the growth
and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor
industry by fostering a more effective ecosystem through collaboration,
integration and innovation. It addresses the challenges within the supply
chain including IP, EDA/design, wafer manufacturing, test and packaging to
enable industry-wide solutions. Providing a platform for meaningful global
collaboration, the Alliance identifies and articulates market opportunities,
encourages and supports entrepreneurship, and provides members with
comprehensive and unique market intelligence. Members include companies
throughout the supply chain representing 30 countries across the globe.

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