Santa Clara, California (July 5, 2006) – arvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), the leader in storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions, today announced that Dr. Sehat Sutardja, Chairman, President and CEO of Marvell Technology Group, has been selected as the Inventor of the Year by the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (SVIPLA). Dr. Sutardja was chosen for this award because of his outstanding technical and intellectual contributions to high-speed mixed-signal/digital signal processing solutions for the storage, communications and consumer electronics markets.
“Dr. Sutardja has incredible foresight into what technologies will power the future devices that will touch people’s lives – both on the consumer and enterprise side,” said Brian Coleman, president of the SVIPLA. “His ability to consistently create new technologies, while running a company that generates annual revenues in excess of two billion dollars, is simply astounding.”
Every year the SVIPLA recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions in the technical arts. Dr. Sutardja has consistently driven innovation in the storage, communications and consumer markets by developing technologies which can be creatively shared across numerous systems, ranging from large scale enterprise networks to mass market, consumer electronic devices.
Dr. Sutardja is the inventor/co-inventor of 65 patents with more than 120 patent applications and his technical vision has allowed him to build and grow one of the most successful semiconductor companies in the world. By continuously driving innovation in the semiconductor field Dr. Sutardja provides inspiration to employees, enabling the company to stay on the bleeding edge of technology and ensuring Marvell’s continued success. Marvell employees file hundreds of patent applications every year.
The Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (SVIPLA) is a professional association of members who focus their practice on intellectual property matters including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, litigation and other related fields. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in intellectual property law. For more information please visit www.svipla.com.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is the leader in development of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions. The company’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 terms “company” and “Marvell” refer to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. And its subsidiaries, including Marvell Semiconductor Inc. (MSI), Marvell Asia Pte Ltd (MAPL), Marvell Japan K.K., Marvell Taiwan Ltd., Marvell International Ltd. (MIL), Marvell U.K. limited, Marvell Semiconductor Israel Ltd. (MSIL), RADLAN Computer Communications Ltd., and SysKonnect GmbH. MSI is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL. MSI may be contacted at (408) 222-2500 or at www.marvell.com.
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