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Jakarta Post

Sehat Sutardja: From radio boy to CEO

  • Mariel Grazella

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 16 2011   /  08:00 am

Courtesy of Suryanata From MaverickIndonesian-born Sehat Sutardja has come a long way since his childhood days of fixing broken radios from his home in Jakarta.

He now runs a prominent technology company in Silicon Valley – the hub of the world’s tech companies.

“Everybody else was doing other things like sports, but I was just thinking about electronics – thinking about radios, thinking about semi-conductors,” he said, describing his early obsession with electronics.

Decades later, his obsession became the raison d’être of Marvell Technology Group Limited, a company specializing in designing semi-conductors, which he built with his Shang hai-born wife, Weili Dai, and his brother, Pantas Sutardja, in 1995. The three make up Marvell’s CEO, vice president and director, respectively.

The company, which posted a quarterly revenue of US$802 million...