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Biography PhotoDr. Sehat Sutardja
Chairman and CEO and Co-Founder, Marvell Technology Group

Dr. 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 global 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 360 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, presented by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia. The award recognizes Dr. Sutardja’s achievements in advancing technology through innovation in engineering, driving adoption of technology into new markets and evangelizing the use of the latest technology in developing nations that will greatly impact the future.  

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) recently recognized Dr. Sutardja along with his wife Weili Dai, President and Co-Founder of Marvell, with the prestigious 2013 Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award.   Dr. Sutardja and Ms. Dai were selected because of their exceptional success in creating Marvell, their individual contributions to today’s modern semiconductor age, as well as the talents and expertise they’ve continuously leveraged to address and overcome pressing global issues like education and smart energy.

As co-founder of Marvell Technology Group Ltd., Dr. Sutardja has served as Chief Executive Officer since its inception and President from inception until July 2013. Dr. Sutardja has also served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors from inception until 2003 and as Chairman of the Board since 2003. In addition, he serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, and as a Director of Marvell’s U.S. operating subsidiary, Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. While remaining deeply involved in the daily challenges of running a global growth company, Dr. Sutardja participates heavily in Marvell's engineering and marketing efforts across analog, video processor, and microprocessor design while offering input across all of the company's other product lines.

Dr. Sutardja has become an internationally-recognized proponent of new energy efficiency standards for consumer electronics. To that end, he has been working with the governments in both the US and China to establish efficiency performance standards that could produce significant cost and carbon savings.

Dr. Sutardja holds Master of Science and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University.

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