Santa Clara, California (November 13, 2013) –
Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) today announced that its President and Co-Founder, Weili Dai, has been honored with the Gold Stevie® Award for Woman of the Year – Technology. The American Business Awards for Women in Business recognized Ms. Dai for her vision and contributions in advancing technology innovation and her exemplary role for women in business. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners at the 10th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business Gala on November 8th at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel.
"I am extremely honored and humbled to receive this prestigious award. In today’s life, technology is a key foundation for the success of our country. It has been my passion to continuously drive technology advancement to make positive impacts for better lives for all," said Weili Dai, President and Co-Founder of Marvell. "I hope this Award will encourage more women to participate in the field of science and engineering. With our own brand of passion, compassion and commitment to our family and community, I believe we can make our unique contributions to the social aspect of technology and make it fit into our everyday lifestyle."
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2013 awards received entries from 18 nations and territories. More than 1,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 240 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.
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. 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). 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.
"For 10 years we have been recognizing the achievements of women in the workplace, and this year's nominations were the most impressive class the judges have ever reviewed," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. "We congratulate all of this year's Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements."
Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a world leader in the development of storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell's diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure, including enterprise, metro, home and storage networking. As used in this release, the term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, visit Marvell.com.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.
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