Dr. Sehat Sutardja
Co-Founder, Marvell Technology Group
Marvell co-founder 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 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 440 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. The award honored Dr. Sutardja’s achievements in engineering and evangelizing the adoption of innovative technology in developing nations.
In 2013, the Global Semiconductor Alliance recognized Dr. Sutardja — along with his wife and Marvell co-founder, Weili Dai — with its Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award.
Dr. Sutardja is leading proponent of higher energy-efficiency standards for consumer electronics. Toward that end, he has been working with officials and industry leaders in both the United States and China to establish standards that could produce significant cost and carbon savings.
Dr. Sutardja, who holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University, also earned an MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.