The founders of the Marvell Technology Group, all UC Berkeley alumni, donated more than $20 million to create the new on-campus headquarters for the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, the Daily Californian reports. Sutardja Dai Hall, which held its opening celebration Feb. 27, was named to recognize the support provided for the project by Sehat Sutardja, Weili Dai and Pantas Sutardja, said Karen Rhodes, executive director of marketing and communication for Berkeley’s College of Engineering. "The gift helped to facilitate the construction of the CITRIS headquarters," she said. Rhodes said the funding for the construction came from a combination of about $87.3 million in state-provided funds and about $70 million from private sources. The billion-dollar company, Marvell Technology Group, is responsible for manufacturing and selling semiconductor chips. According to Dianne Vanasse, public relations manager for the company, the founders hoped to foster education with their gift. "They are donating to the center because they have a passion for education and believe that it is time for business leaders to step up and support education and the future of our country," she said…

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