Marvell Technology completes acquisition of Cavium

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. has announced the completion of its acquisition of Cavium, Inc. The combination creates a leading semiconductor company focused on the infrastructure market, offering customers a portfolio of storage, processing, networking, wireless connectivity and security products whose breadth and depth are unmatched in the industry.

“The next wave of semiconductor growth will be fueled by advancements in the data economy,” said Matt Murphy, Marvell’s president and chief executive officer. “Applications such as AI, 5G, Cloud, automotive, and edge computing all require engineering solutions that combine high bandwidth, very low power consumption, and leadership in complex system on chip solutions. As a combined company, we now offer industry-leading IP, a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions, and a talented team of innovators ready to tackle our customers’ toughest challenges. We’re excited to get started.”

Appointment of three new directors to Marvell’s board of directors  

Marvell also announced that Syed Ali, Brad Buss and Dr. Edward Frank have been appointed to the Marvell board of directors, effective immediately after the closing of the acquisition.

Syed Ali was a co-founder of Cavium and served as its president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors since the company’s launch in 2000. He received a B.E. (Electrical Engineering) from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, and an M.S.E from the University of Michigan.

Brad Buss served as a director of Cavium since July 2016. Mr. Buss also served as CFO of SolarCity from 2014 to 2016 and CFO of Cypress Semiconductor from 2005 to 2014. He currently serves on the board of directors of Tesla Motors and Advance Auto Parts. A graduate of McMaster University with a B.A. (Economics), Mr. Buss earned a B.A. (Honours) in Business Administration from the University of Windsor.

Dr. Edward Frank served as a director of Cavium since July 2016. A co-founder of startup Cloud Parity, Dr. Frank served as its CEO until September 2016. Earlier, he served as vice president of Macintosh Hardware Systems Engineering at Apple from 2009 to 2013 and, prior to Apple, worked at Broadcom Corporation from 1999 to 2009 where he was corporate vice president of Research and Development. Dr. Frank also serves on the boards of directors of Analog Devices and Quantenna. He holds a B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. In 2018. Dr. Frank was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to the development and commercialisation of wireless networking products.

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