|Alma mater||University of California, Berkeley (B.S. in Computer Science)|
|Occupation||President and co-founder of Marvell Technology Group|
|Spouse(s)||Marvell CEO and co-founder Sehat Sutardja |
Weili Dai (simplified Chinese: 戴伟立; traditional Chinese: 戴偉立; pinyin: Dài Wěilì) is president and co-founder of Marvell Technology Group. Dai is considered one of the most successful women entrepreneurs, and is only female co-founder of a major semiconductor company.
Dai is the only woman co-founder of an American semiconductor company, and since it began in 1995, she directed Marvell’s rise to become one of the top semiconductor companies in the world. Dai worked on strategic partnerships and Marvell's technology was used in products in several markets. Dai 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. Dai advocates for getting more women involved in science and technology.
Dai served as chief operating officer, executive vice president, and general manager of the Communications Business Group at Marvell. She was director of Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and corporate secretary of the board. Prior to co-founding Marvell, Dai was involved in software development and project management at Canon Research Center America, Inc.
Dai promoted partnership with the One Laptop Per Child program (OLPC). She sits on the board of the disaster relief organization, Give2Asia, and was named to the Committee of 100, an organization representing the Chinese Americans. Sutardja Dai Hall at her alma mater UC Berkeley was named for 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).
Newsweek named Dai one of the "150 Women Who Shake the World". She was profiled by CNN International for the Leading Women Innovator Series. On May 12, 2012, Dai became the first female commencement speaker in the UC Berkeley College of Engineering's 143 year history. On Aug. 22, 2012, Dai was on the Forbes list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.”  In October 2012, she was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award by the non-profit organization Upwardly Global. In March 2013, Dai was honored with the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Established Corporation category by the Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA-San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (CIE/USA-SF). On May 23, 2013, Dai was number 88 on the Forbes list of "The World's Most Powerful Women." On June 12, 2013, Dai was named a 2013 Most Influential Women in Embedded. On October 25, 2013, Dai was honored with the New Silk Road Award by the California-Asia Business Council. On November 13, 2013, Dai was awarded the Gold Stevie Award for Woman of the Year – Technology.
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