Marvell President and Co-Founder Weili Dai Honored with the Gold Stevie® Award
for Woman of the Year - Technology
The American Business Awards for Women in Business recognized Ms. Dai for her
vision and contributions in advancing technology innovation and her exemplary
role for women in business
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2013
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL)
Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) today announced that its President and Co-Founder,
Weili Dai, has been honored with the Gold Stevie® Award for Woman of the Year
– Technology. The American Business Awards for Women in Business recognized
Ms. Dai for her vision and contributions in advancing technology innovation
and her exemplary role for women in business. Nicknamed the Stevies^for the
Greek word for "crowned," the awards were presented to winners at the 10th
Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business Gala on November 8th at New York's
Marriott Marquis Hotel.
"I am extremely honored and humbled to receive this prestigious award. In
today's life, technology is a key foundation for the success of our country.
It has been my passion to continuously drive technology advancement to make
positive impacts for better lives for all," said Weili Dai, President and
Co-Founder of Marvell. "I hope this Award will encourage more women to
participate in the field of science and engineering. With our own brand of
passion, compassion and commitment to our family and community, I believe we
can make our unique contributions to the social aspect of technology and make
it fit into our everyday lifestyle."
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world's top honors for female
entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All
individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations –
public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.The 2013
awards received entries from 18 nations and territories. More than 1,200
nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry
were submitted. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 240
executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.
Weili Dai is one of the most successful female 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 the Company's most important
strategic partnerships 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 US and China,
particularly in the areas of education and green technology. Ms. Dai has
become a powerful advocate for the better use of technology to improve the
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,
andLeading 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 of Marvell
Technology Group Ltd. and Corporate Secretary of the Board. Prior to
co-founding Marvell, Ms. Dai was involved insoftwaredevelopment and project
management at Canon Research Center America, Inc. Ms. Dai holds aBachelor of
Sciencedegree in Computer Science from the University of California at
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 forTechNetandBay Area
Council; sits on the board of the disaster relief organization, Give2Asia; and
was named to the prestigiousCommittee of 100, an organization representing
the most-influential Chinese Americans. 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 (CITRIS). 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 theUniversity
of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering graduation ceremonyon May 12,
"For 10 years we have been recognizing the achievements of women in the
workplace, and this year's nominations were the most impressive class the
judges have ever reviewed," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of
the Stevie Awards. "We congratulate all of this year's Grand, Gold, Silver
and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements."
Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie
Award winners are available atwww.StevieAwards.com/Women.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a world leader in the development of storage,
communications and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell's diverse product
portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless
and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure,
including enterprise, metro, home and storage networking. As used in this
release, the term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its
subsidiaries. For more information, visitMarvell.com.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards,
The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Stevie
Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer
Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind
them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace
worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards atwww.StevieAwards.com.
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