Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) today announced its President and Co-Founder, Weili Dai, was honored with the New Silk Road Award by the California-Asia Business Council (Cal-Asia) in its 19th annual Asia Night gala held on Oct. 25, 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco, celebrating individuals and organizations that have made positive impacts to trans-Pacific commercial relations. Ms. Dai was recognized for her continued commitment and dedication to expanding access to technology in the developing world and as an ambassador of opportunity between the US and Asia. The Bay Area Council also was honored for its contributions to the California-China trade.
"I am greatly humbled and honored to receive the New Silk Road Award from the prestigious California-Asia Business Council. As an immigrant from Shanghai to San Francisco and a long-time resident of California, I am very proud to be a part of Cal-Asia's mission in fostering a strong partnership between our great state and Asia," said Weili Dai, President and Co-Founder of Marvell. "I am very committed to my effort in making positive impacts to our industry and the world to make it a fair and better place for all. It provides me with a great sense of pride and it is about doing business in a beautiful way."
Weili Dai is a Bay Area icon, and key supporter of the California-Asia Business Council and its charter to foster business between California and Asia. When reviewing potential recipients for the 2013 New Silk Road Award, Ms. Dai was a top contender and our organization is delighted to recognize her with this honor,” said Lyz Ferguson, Chairman, California-Asia Business Council.
Weili Dai is one of the most successful female 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 the Company's most important strategic partnerships 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 US and China, particularly in the areas 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, and Leading 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 of Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and Corporate Secretary of the Board. 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 TechNet 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 her alma mater UC Berkeley was named for Ms. Dai along with her husband Sehat Sutardja, CEO of Marvell and Pantas Sutardja, CTO of Marvell. Sutardja Dai Hall is home to the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).
To learn more about the California-Asia Business Council visit: http://www.calasia.org/.
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 human experience.
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