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Marvell Semiconductor

An early focus on Japan pays off

Dec 31, 1969


Chief Executive Officer and Co- Founder Dr. Sehat Sutardja

Driven by Silicon Valley’s ethos of innovation, Marvell Semiconductor ventured into uncharted areas of silicon technology and semiconductor devices for the communication and storage markets. By using conventional digital technology, Marvell enables high-performance, low-power and cost-effective storage and communication solutions.

“When we started in 1995, we had zero percent market share, but we have a 60 percent market share now. By applying our competitive advantage technologies to the storage device business, we became today’s market leader,” said Chief Executive Officer and Co- Founder Dr. Sehat Sutardja.

When Marvell was established almost 20 years ago, it quickly focused on Japan, a decision that positively impacted the company significantly and eventually catapulted Marvell to the top if its segment.

Today, Marvell is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions from storage to mobile communications, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery.

Marvell Semiconductor headquarters in Silicon Valley

“We owe our success in this business to our Japanese friends. Today, we are a much larger company and we have significantly improved our technology because of Japan. We would love to engage with more customers in Japan now and in the years to come,” said Sutardja.

Reaping the benefits of an early focus on Japan, Marvell looks forward to more collaboration in that very tech–savvy market.

This Special Report on Northern California originally appeared in The Japan Times on July 29, 2014 (Credit: Philippe Le Saux)

Northern California 2014 was prepared for and originally printed in The Japan Times Newspaper.

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