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Marvell: A Next Generation Semiconductor Company

Founded in 1995, Marvell® Technology Group is based in Santa Clara, California and has more than 5,000 employees worldwide. International design centers are located in the U.S., Europe, Israel, Singapore and China. A leading fabless semiconductor company, Marvell ships one billion chips a year. Marvell’s expertise in microprocessor architecture and digital signal processing, drives multiple platforms including high volume storage solutions, mobile and wireless, networking, consumer and green products. World class engineering and mixed-signal design expertise helps Marvell deliver critical building blocks to its customers, giving them the competitive edge to succeed in today’s dynamic market.

Key Markets

Storage Solutions: Marvell is the market leader in data storage silicon solutions spanning consumer, mobile, desktop and enterprise market segments. The company’s storage solutions enable customers to engineer high-volume products for hard disk drives, tape drives, optical disks, and solid state drives, as well as host adaptors and bridges.

Mobile and Wireless: From laptops to smart phones to gaming devices; from the home to the office to a hotel room: wireless and mobile technologies now touch nearly every facet of our lives. And Marvell solutions power these devices, providing full-featured, media-rich experiences and robust services to everyone from the business user to the consumer.

Networking: Marvell networking products are designed for the utmost reliability and resiliency. From robust enterprise networking applications to consumer and small business solutions Marvell’s networking products seamlessly power every point in the networking ecosystem and ensure that “it just works.”

Consumer Solutions: From industry-leading storage, networking, wireless and mobile technologies, to award-winning video processing products, Marvell solutions power some of today’s most cutting-edge consumer devices. Combined with a history of innovations in microprocessor architecture that have enabled high integration and scalability, Marvell technology empowers consumers to manage and consume content at home or on the go, without compromising performance.

Green Technology: Marvell is committed to developing and implementing green technology as both a supplier and user of technology to save energy and to help reduce our collective carbon footprint. With its DSP-based Power Factor Correction (PFC) controllers, Marvell is using its power management expertise to take the lead in energy-efficient technology for AC/ DC power supplies and notebook computer adapters.

Technology Advantage
Breakthrough technology and innovative products, combined with dedication to customers and the consistent delivery of high-quality products, are the foundation for Marvell’s growth and leadership in today’s highly competitive semiconductor industry. Marvell brings together worldclass engineering talent and exhibits its technology leadership through:

Proprietary DSP, mixed-signal IP portfolio
Marvell Sheeva™ CPU technology for industry-leading performance and power optimization
Low power, complex system-on-chip (SoC) design techniques
System-level and software expertise

Sheeva Technology

The Marvell Sheeva embedded Central Processing Unit (CPU) technology is at the heart of a broad range of applications – from mobile devices and consumer electronics to enterprise IT infrastructure equipment. Optimized for high performance and low power consumption, Marvell Sheeva technology is embedded in tightly integrated system-onchip (SoC) solutions that go into a broad range of products spanning mobile, consumer and enterprise infrastructure applications including smart phones, disk drives, routers and switches – and more.

Building upon Marvell’s deep expertise in embedded CPU technology, including the prior generation of Feroceon® CPUs as well as the Company’s acquisition of Intel’s XScale® technology, Marvell Sheeva embedded CPU technology is highly scalable, in terms of die size, performance and power consumption, depending on the needs of a specific application.

By leveraging the Sheeva cores across multiple applications, Marvell achieves economies of scale and provides cost effective solutions. Marvell’s Sheeva CPU technology is fully compliant with the ARM instruction set, which is supported by a global ecosystem of developers and engineers.

The Marvell Advantage

Marvell products come with complete reference designs which include board layout designs, software, manufacturing diagnostic tools, documentation, and other items to assist customers with product evaluation and production. Marvell collaborates closely with customers to develop and deliver new leading-edge products for quick time-to-market. Marvell uses world-class semiconductor foundry and packaging services to reliably deliver high-volume and low-cost total solutions.

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