Santa Clara, California (December 16, 2013) – Santa Clara, California (Dec. 16, 2013) – 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-respected 2013 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.
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 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 forTechNet 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, 2012.
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).