Santa Clara, California (July 14, 2008) – a href="http://www.marvell.com" target="_self">Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) today announced that its shareholders have elected John Gabriel Kassakian to serve as a member of its Board of Directors, effective July 11, 2008.
"John is a highly accomplished intellectual with extensive experience in engineering and computer science. I am confident that his leadership and industry acumen, as well as his background in education, will be a great asset to the Board and to all of Marvell," said Dr. Sehat Sutardja, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marvell.
"It is an honor to join the Marvell Board," said Mr. Kassakian. "I am looking forward to working with my fellow Board members to help Marvell continue its upward trajectory of innovation and success."
Mr. Kassakian has been a member of the faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1973 and has served as Director of the MIT Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems since 1991. Mr. Kassakian served in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant in the Naval Ships System Command from 1969-1971. He has served on the Board of Directors for Ault, Inc., Sheldahl, Inc. and American Power Conversion Corp. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for ISO New England, and the Advisory Board of Lutron Electronics Co., Inc..
Mr. Kassakian holds a Sc.D., E.E., S.M. and S.B. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a published author and has written over 75 journal and conference publications in the areas of semiconductor devices, power electronics, power systems, education and project management. Mr. Kassakian is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the recipient of multiple awards including the IEEE Millennium Medal and the European Power Electronics Association Distinguished Achievement Award.
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