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Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Reports Preliminary Revenue for Second Quarter of Fiscal 2007

Santa Clara, California (August 17, 2006) –

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL), leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, today reported preliminary, unaudited revenue for its second fiscal quarter ended July 29, 2006.

Net revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2007 was $574.0 million, an increase of 47% over net revenue of $390.5 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2006 and a 10.1% sequential increase from net revenue of $521.2 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2007.

All results reported are preliminary because Marvell is in the midst of a previously announced internal review by a special committee of its Board of Directors relating to the Company’s historical stock option practices and related accounting matters. The special committee is conducting its review with the assistance of independent legal counsel and outside accounting experts.   The Company does not expect to be in a position to announce additional financial results for the second quarter until the special committee has completed its review.  The special committee is working to complete its stock option review in a timely manner; however, in light of the review, Marvell does not expect to be in a position to file its Form 10-Q for the second fiscal quarter by the September 7, 2006 filing deadline or the permitted extension to September 12, 2006.

“Our Q2 revenues marked our 35th consecutive quarter of revenue growth” stated Dr. Sehat Sutardja , Marvell’s President and CEO. “During the quarter our revenue growth was limited due to some near term challenges in some of our end markets.  However, we remain very focused on the execution of our long term growth strategies and are excited about the expanding reach of our technology into an increasing number of end markets and applications.”

Marvell will be conducting a conference call today at 1:45 p.m. PST to discuss its first quarter financial results.  The call is being webcast by Thomson/CCBN and can be accessed at Marvell’s web site at  The webcast is also being distributed through Thomson StreetEvents Network.  Individual investors can listen to the call at, Thomson’s individual investor portal, powered by StreetEvents.  Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson StreetEvents (, a password-protected event management site.  The conference call will also be available via the web at Please visit the Investor Events section.  Replay on the Internet will be available until February 23, 2007.

About Marvell

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a leader in 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 Santa Clara , Calif. , and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL.  MSI may be contacted at (408) 222-2500 or at

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