Sehat Sutardja: An Engineering Marvell

Open up today’s mobile electronic devices and you’ll likely see the imprint of Sehat Sutardja, the beating heart of Marvell

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Photo: Gabriela Hasbun


Photo: Gabriela Hasbun

Look inside an e-reader, game console, Blu-ray player, TV, or smartphone and odds are you’ll find a cluster of chips designed by Marvell Technology Group Ltd., a 15-year-old Silicon Valley firm. Marvell crafts the CPU as well as the wireless transmitters and receivers, the digital signal processors, the video processors, and even the power management system. Its chips will likely appear in the wave of Android tablets expected to hit the market soon. And the One Laptop per Child organization just announced that its next generation of low-cost computers—the first to finally get below US $100—will rely on Marvell electronics as well.

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