Marvell Co-Founders Honored with the 2013 Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary
Leadership Award by the Global Semiconductor Alliance
Marvell's Dr. Sehat Sutardja and Weili Dai recognized for their lifetime
achievements, innovations and leadership in the semiconductor industry
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 16, 2013
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Marvell(NASDAQ: MRVL)
today announced its Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Dr. Sehat Sutardja, and its
President and Co-Founder, Weili Dai, were named co-winners of the prestigious
and widely-respected2013 Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award by the
Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). Dr. Sutardja and Ms. Dai were bestowed
this honor because of their long-standing commitment, dedication and
engineering prowess, as well as outstanding innovation and contribution to the
semiconductor industry. Dr. Sutardja and Ms. Dai received the honor at GSA's
annual awards dinner celebration on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Santa Clara
Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif.
"We are so humbled and honored to receive the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary
Leadership Award. Since the inception of Marvell as a global semiconductor
company in 1995, today, it has expanded its operations to over 18 countries.
Our Marvell US operation has contributed to the creation of over 3000 highly
skilled jobs. Our contribution to the US economy makes us very proud. As
passionate entrepreneurs, we believe this is possible only because of the
leadership of the Global Semiconductor Alliance in bringing everybody to work
together in harmony to innovate, create, invent, and collaborate for the
success of the global fabless semiconductor industry," said Dr. Sehat Sutardja
and Weili Dai of Marvell. "On behalf of our family and the global Marvell
family we are so thankful to GSA and all industry partners, customers and
competitors who nominated us for this prestigious Award. We are so proud of
our entire Marvell team worldwide for their contribution, invention,
innovation and tireless dedication. Thanks to our customers and partners for
their strong support around the world. As one of the world's top global
fabless semiconductor companies, Marvell is very passionate and committed to
delivering solutions to advance the high tech industry and the 'Connected
Digital Lifestyle' for our ecosystem partners, customers and consumers to
enhance the human experience for better lives and the global economy for all.
Thank you GSA for this tremendous honor."
Established in 1999, 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. According Jodi Shelton, president of Global
Semiconductor Alliance, Dr. Sutardja and Ms. Dai were selected as this year's
honorees because of their exceptional success in creating Marvell, their
individual contributions to today's modern semiconductor age, as well as how
they've continually leveraged their talents and expertise to address and
overcome some of today's most important global issues such as education and
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 350 US 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
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,
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 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 TechNetandBay 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. 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,
In recognition of their generosity, Sutardja Dai Hall at their alma mater UC
Berkeley was named for Ms. Dai and Dr. Sutardja along with Pantas Sutardja,
CTO of Marvell. Sutardja Dai Hall is home to the Center for Information
Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).
Marvell Co-Founders Bestowed GSA's Highest Honor
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's diverse product portfolio aligns 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 to always 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
As used in this release, the term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group
Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.Marvell.com.
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