Santa Clara, California (September 8, 2009) – arvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), a world leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, today announced the culmination of several years of investment in the China smartphone market with the introduction of the Marvell® PXA920, the first single-chip solution enabling mass market availability of TD-SCDMA smartphones by the world's largest carrier, China Mobile. Developed by Marvell's research and development center in Shanghai, the PXA920 is a high performance, super integrated chipset that makes new smartphones far more affordable than feature phones while providing enhanced performance versus current smartphones.
The PXA920 processor is an architectural evolution of Marvell's field proven PXA9 series tri-core architecture solution (codename Tavor), is China Mobile OPhone ready, and supports all leading open OS software platforms. The Marvell PXA920 comes with a dedicated high performance ARM instruction set compliant Sheeva™ processor and an integrated release 7 (TD-SCDMA, TD-HSDPA, TD-HSUPA) TD-SCDMA baseband as well as a China Mobile proven EDGE modem.
"China Mobile Research Institute believes that the OPhone platform operating on the Marvell PXA920 will catalyze the hyper-growth of TD-SCDMA smartphones as it provides a powerful combination of value-added services on a feature rich, high performance and highly affordable platform. We believe that the PXA920 solution will help us realize China Mobile's vision of sub-1000 RMB TD OPhones in the near future," said Bill Huang general manager of China Mobile Research Institute. "Marvell has worked with us from the start of the PXA920 program and we are excited by the rapid progress we have made towards realizing this milestone. China Mobile will work closely with Marvell and handset eco-system partners to deploy the PXA920 and we look forward to the rapid launch of next generation TD-SCDMA OPhones based on the Marvell PXA920."
"It is an especially proud moment for me to work with China Mobile on the mass market launch of TD-SCDMA OPhones in China," said Shanghai-born, Weili Dai, Marvell co-founder and vice president and general manager of the company's Consumer and Computing Business Group. "Marvell's mission is to make technology more useful and more affordable to more of the world's consumers. The PXA920 realizes a shared vision of China Mobile and Marvell to make powerful and affordable smartphones accessible to everyone. With the first single chip solution for TD-SCDMA, Marvell is raising the technology bar for the entire industry. When combined with China Mobile's OPhone Platform, Marvell believes the PXA920 will drive the rapid adoption of China's TD-SCDMA standard. Marvell is honored to contribute to the growth of China's 3G and 4G technology through our joint development with China Mobile."
Marvell's complete cellular chipset platform solutions include powerful applications processors, field-proven cellular modems and 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. Marvell PXA920 solution sampling, pricings and availability dates will be announced shortly.
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