Marvell’s founders donate more than $20 million to UC Berkeley

Three founders of Santa Clara semiconductor company Marvell have made researchers and administrators at U.C. Berkeley very happy.

Sehat Sutardja, Weili Dai and Pantas Sutardja have donated a total of more than $20 million of their own money to help complete the new headquarters for the university’s Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society.

Combining the skills of more than 300 researchers, the institute is designed to help industry develop innovative technology to solve social problems.

The three founders contributed equal sums. But at the university’s request,  Marvell officials declined to disclose the precise amount of the gift.

Sehat Sutardja is Marvell’s chairman and CEO, Dai is vice president of sales for communications and consumer business, and Pantas Sutardja is chief technology officer.


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  • Former Marvell employee

    Most people do this type of thing anonymously. I guess they need the publicity to rehab their images given all that’s happened out there recently.