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Marvell Drives $99 Smartphones to Market With New Pantheon Platform

Pantheon-Powered Smartphones Support Android, Windows Mobile, and Other Leading Operating Systems

Santa Clara, California (February 12, 2010) – Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL), a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today reinforced its leadership position in processing, analog, communications, and multimedia technology by announcing a new platform for smartphone manufacturers: the Pantheon™ platforms. The new platforms are designed to provide breakthrough levels of integration that inherently lower the bill of materials for mobile devices while offering consumers excellent performance, connectivity, and compelling user experience.

"Marvell is delivering the platform for a $99 smartphone that provides instant access, live content, high performance 3D mobile gaming, rich HD media and a wealth of applications. That is what today's 'always-on consumers' want," said Ms. Weili Dai, Marvell's Co-founder and Vice President and General Manager of Marvell Semiconductor's Consumer and Computing Business Unit. "Marvell's versatile platform solutions have been making high-volume smartphones more powerful, functional and affordable for more than a decade. The new generation of platforms we are shipping today offer higher performance and greater integration of onboard functionality -- which lowers the manufacturing costs and makes the mass market $99 smartphone very real."

The Pantheon platform incorporates Marvell's advanced modem technology, seamless wireless connectivity, and superior multimedia processing to enable superior mobile Internet experiences. Pantheon-powered smartphones deliver high-quality consumer experiences that are designed to include rich user interfaces; instant live HD quality video; high performance 3D mobile gaming; extended music playback; other popular handset applications; and long battery life.

Pantheon solutions include powerful application processors, field-hardened cellular modems, radio frequency devices, intelligent power management, power-efficient Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/FM connectivity and the software and system expertise needed to bring new features to market more quickly. The Marvell Pantheon platforms are currently sampling to top tier customers. Pricing is available upon request.

Marvell at MWC

Marvell's latest technologies will be showcased at MWC in Barcelona. Customers and press can come by the Marvell booth for demonstrations at the Courtyard 18 location.  

About Pantheon Platforms

The Pantheon platforms reflect an architectural evolution of Marvell's field-proven tri-core architecture solution. Built from the ground-up to deliver extremely cost effective, high performance highly integrated systems, the Pantheon platforms have over 800Mhz dedicated ARM compliant application processors, dual ARM and DSP processors for modem functionality, 720p video, over 20 million triangles, DirectX, Open GL ES 2.0 compliant 3D graphics, MIPI compliant camera, RF interfaces, and support for Android™, Windows Mobile™ and other leading operating systems (OS).

About Marvell

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a world leader in the 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. For more information, visit

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