Marvell Announces Support for New Intel XScale® Platform Family & UMPC Initiative


Company Leverages Power Management and Design Expertise to Deliver WLAN Support to New Mobile Market Segments

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 8 -- Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL), the leader in storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions, today announced that the Company's industry leading WLAN products have been optimized to work with Intel Corporation's newest processor family (codenamed Monahans) based on third generation Intel XScale® architecture. The Company will also fully support the Intel Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) initiative. Both the Monahans platform family and the UMPC initiative were outlined earlier today during a keynote by Shmuel (Mooly) Eden, the Vice President and General Manager of the Intel Mobile Platforms Group, today at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco.

Marvell® WLAN solutions will be combined with Intel Monahans processors to enable new usage models across multiple target segments including: cellphones, PDAs, portable game devices and other embedded devices. The Company's WLAN solutions, particularly the Marvell 88W8686 will also offer full support for the Intel UMPC platform. Perfectly suited for all mobile market segments, the latest generation Marvell WLAN offers the industry's lowest total system power -- drawing less than 400mW -- and the smallest total system footprint -- less than 50 mm2.

"The Monahans Platform family delivers high performance combined with extremely low power consumption," said Mark Casey, general manager of Intel's Applications Processor Business Unit. "By combining Intel's Monahans Platform family with Marvell WLAN technology, we will enable exciting usage models for multiple market segments across a broad range of consumer devices. And, the combination of Marvell WLAN technology with the Intel UMPC initiative will result in a new usage model for notebook PCs."

"Marvell is thrilled to offer continued support of Intel's XScale architecture as well as the UMPC initiative," said Dr. Paramesh Gopi, Vice President and General Manager of the Embedded and Emerging Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group at Marvell. "These platforms, introduced today at IDF, represent a radical change in media processing for mobile devices. The Marvell 88W8686 will give UMPC OEMs the ability to dramatically enhance battery life over traditional notebook designs, while the compact size and ultra low-power of our WLAN solutions is a perfect match for the mobile consumer devices targeted by the Intel Monahans platform."

As the recognized leader in embedded consumer WLAN, Marvell has numerous customers shipping game devices, cellular handsets, digital cameras, MP3 players, VoIP handsets, notebook PCs and many other consumer devices. An established leader in storage and wireless networking technology, Marvell is recognized for creating innovative solutions that deliver the industry's fastest data rates and lowest power requirements.

For further information about these products please contact a Marvell sales representative or distributor through the Company's website at: www.marvell.com/sales/index.jsp.

About Marvell

Marvell is the leader in development of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions. The company's diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure including enterprise, metro, home and storage networking. As used in this release, the terms "company" and "Marvell" refer to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. And its subsidiaries, including Marvell Semiconductor Inc. (MSI), Marvell Asia Pte Ltd (MAPL), Marvell Japan K.K., Marvell Taiwan Ltd., Marvell International Ltd. (MIL), Marvell U.K. limited, Marvell Semiconductor Israel Ltd. (MSIL), RADLAN Computer Communications Ltd., and SysKonnect GmbH. MSI is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL. MSI may be contacted at (408) 222-2500 or at www.marvell.com.

Source: Marvell

CONTACT: Diane Vanasse of Marvell Public Relations, +1-408-242-0027, or
dvanasse@marvell.com

Web site: www.marvell.com/

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