New York City, New York (September 27, 2010) – Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL), a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, delivered a compelling solution for the future of education technology at the NBC News "Education Nation" summit today. "Education Nation" is an unprecedented weeklong gathering aimed at improving education in America. The nationally-televised event will convene more than 300 of the top minds in education, government, business and academia, as well as teachers, parents and students from across the country and around the world. Marvell's co-founder, Weili Dai, will be one of the panelists in the session entitled, "The Innovation Gap: Bringing the technology revolution to the schoolhouse" today from 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET. The panel will discuss a new model of instruction for the 21st century and the use of cutting-edge technology to advance student learning and help close the achievement gap among ethnic and income groups.
"Education is the foundation of our country's long term success. I believe technology can ignite a life-long passion for learning in all students everywhere. We are very proud to support the leadership of NBC News and their efforts to strengthen our educational system," said Weili Dai, Marvell's Co-Founder. "As a technology leader at the forefront of the mobile revolution, I believe Marvell can help propel education into the 21st century with technology solutions – for both teachers and students – that gives access to the best information and resources the world has to offer anywhere and anytime. We can enable our students to conduct primary research, reach out directly to the world's leading subject experts and even collaborate with one another around the globe. Additionally, we can help our teachers better connect with the students in the classroom with effective teaching tools to give students the power to learn, create, connect and collaborate in new ways. This is the future of learning. And the future is now."
Immediately following the panel Marvell will hold a press conference at the Education Nation press center to announce its Mobylize campaign aimed at improving America's education system by encouraging the use of new technologies and effective learning tools in the classroom.
Marvell has also helped design the technology component of the "Learning Plaza," an education showcase located throughout Rockefeller Plaza. The "Learning Plaza" is open to the general public allowing visitors to engage in pressing educational issues by empowering its visitors with accessible data, personalized information, and a view into the future of education in the United States. Spanning five interactive galleries - the Learner, the Educator, the School & Community, the Nation, and the Call to Action - Learning Plaza will illustrate how we must mobilize at every level to truly excel. There will also be a "Teaching Garden" in the Plaza, which will explore the critical link between nutrition and learning.
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