Sehat Sutardja 2010
BS '83, Electrical Engineering
Los Altos Hills, Calif.
Sehat Sutardja, one of the co-founders of Marvell Technology Group Ltd., has served as president, chief executive officer and co-chairman of Marvell’s board of directors since its inception, and as chairman of the board since 2003. In addition, he serves as the 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 5,000-person company, Sutardja participates heavily in Marvell’s engineering efforts across analog, video processor, and microprocessor design while offering input across all of the company’s other product lines.
His persistent drive to invent creative technologies has allowed him to achieve more than 150 patents to date, and he is highly regarded as a leader in the design of semiconductors. Sutardja holds the IEEE’s Fellow Grade status — a prestigious distinction that is bestowed upon individuals with extraordinary records of accomplishment in IEEE fields of interest. No more than one-tenth percent of the total IEEE voting membership is recognized annually with this designation. In 2006, Sutardja was recognized as the Inventor of the Year by the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association. He holds Master of Science and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California–Berkeley.