Marvell Technology Group
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Marvell Technology Group, Ltd.
Marvell Technology Group logo.jpg
Type Public
Traded as NASDAQ: MRVL
Industry Semiconductors
Founded 1995
Headquarters Santa Clara, Calif., USA
Key people Sehat Sutardja, Co-founder and CEO
Weili Dai, Co-founder, and VP and GM of Communications and Consumer Business
Pantas Sutardja, Co-founder and CTO
Revenue $3.17 billion USD (FY2013)
Employees 7,500 (2013)

Marvell's development center in Petah Tikva, Israel
Marvell is a producer of storage, communications and consumer semiconductor products.
Founded in 1995, Marvell Technology Group Ltd. has operations worldwide and approximately 7,500 employees. Marvell’s U.S. operating headquarters is located in Santa Clara, California and Marvell has more than 16 international design centers located located outside the U.S. including Canada, Europe, Israel, India, Singapore and China. A leading fabless semiconductor company, Marvell ships more than one billion chips per year. Marvell’s expertise in microprocessor architecture and digital signal processing drives multiple platforms including high volume storage solutions, mobile and wireless, networking, consumer, digital entertainment and SmartTVs, and green products.
Marvell manufactures a wide array of products including high-performance processors, broadband & wireless transceivers, storage controllers, and LED processors.
On June 27, 2006, the sale of Intel's XScale assets was announced. Intel agreed to sell the XScale business to Marvell for an estimated USD 600 million in cash and the assumption of unspecified liabilities. The acquisition was completed on November 9, 2006.
In 2009, Marvell announced that the SheevaPlug, a small, competitive, low-power, SoC-based ARM architecture computer, would be released with full schematics.[4][5][6]
Marvell supplied the Wi-Fi chip for the original (1st generation) Apple iPhone. 
In 2012, Marvell was named one of Thomson Reuters top 100 global innovators. 
Leadership Team
The company’s board of directors includes: Dr. Sehat Sutardja, Co-founder and CEO; Dr. Pantas Sutardja, Co-founder and CTO; Dr. Juergen Gromer, Director: Dr. John G. Kassakian, Director; Arturo Krueger, Director; and Dr. Randhir Thakur, Director. 
Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet Controller in a Sony Vaio FW series laptop
Through the years, Marvell has acquired smaller companies to enter new markets.
Date Acquired company Expertise Cost
October 2000 Galileo Technology Ethernet switches, system controllers $2700M in stock
June 2002 SysKonnect PC networking   
February 2003 Radlan Embedded networking software $49.7M
August 2005 Hard disk controller division of Qlogic Hard disk & tape drive controllers $180M in cash + $45M in stock
December 2005 SOC division of UTStarcom Wireless communications (3G) $24M in cash
February 2006 Printer ASIC business of Avago Printer ASICs $240M in cash
February 2006 Xscale product line from Intel Communications processors and SOCs $600M in cash 
January 2008 PicoMobile Networks Communication software for IWLAN and IMS  
August 2010 Diseño de Sistemas en Silicio S.A. ("DS2") Spanish company, PLC communication ICs   

Marvell's operating headquarters in Santa Clara.
Marvell Mobile Hotspot
Marvell Mobile Hotspot (MMH) is an in-car Wi-Fi connectivity. The 2010 Audi A8 is the first automobile in the market to feature a factory-installed MMH.
Customers and Partners
Patent infringement case
In December 2012 a Pittsburgh jury ruled that Marvell had infringed patents by incorporating hard disk technology developed and owned by Carnegie Mellon University without a license. The technology, relating to improving hard disk data read accuracy at high speeds, was reported to have been used in 2.3 billion chips sold by Marvell between 2003 and 2012. The jury awarded damages of $1.17bn, the third largest ever in a patent case at the time. The jury also found that the breach had been "willful", giving the judge discretion to award up to three times the original damage amount. Post-trial hearings are scheduled for May 2013 with Marvell reported to be considering an appeal in the interim. 
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