Marvell Teams with Lenovo to Bring Best-in-Class Android Smart TVs to the Mass Market at Mainstream Price Points Powered by

Marvell Teams with Lenovo to Bring Best-in-Class Android Smart TVs to the Mass
 Market at Mainstream Price Points Powered by Marvell's Award-winning ARMADA
                                 1500 Series

With Marvell's award-winning and Innovative DTV ARMADA 1500 SoC Platform
(88DE3100), Lenovo's New S-Series of Smart TVs Enables Mainstream Consumers to
Enjoy an Immersive Home Entertainment Experience

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 22, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL)
today announced a collaboration with Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (ADR: LNVGY) in which
Marvell's award-winning and best-in-class ARMADA® 1500 Series DTV SoC platform
(88DE3100) will power Lenovo's new groundbreaking S-Series of Android Smart
TVs. Lenovo's latest series of advanced and cost effective Smart TVs are
geared specifically for the mass market representing Marvell's continued
leadership and dedication in helping to drive the global adoption of Smart
TVs.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121022/SF96808)

"I'm very proud that Marvell's world-classadvanced and innovative
technologies and close collaboration with Google have delivered and enabled a
breakthrough in bringing interactive two-way experiences to the big smart
screen in our living rooms. This is just the beginning of the revolution of
the big screen in our homes becoming smarter, much like what we've experienced
in the mobile industry the past few years with the transition from feature
phones to smartphones," said Weili Dai, Co-Founder of Marvell. "I'm so pleased
to see the successful launch of our Google TV and now our Android Smart TVs
for Lenovo. I believe the ultimate success of Google TV and Android Smart TVs
is just the beginning for Google to drive and empower big smart screen to the
masses similar to the movement that led to the wide adoption of Android
smartphones globally. We're thankful for the industry recognition of our
vision and leadership. I would like to thank Lenovo and our engineers for
their passion, dedication, talent and hard work in developing the advanced
products that will bring the connected and smart living room experience to
consumers around the world."

The ARMADA 1500 SoC platform (88DE3100) recently received two esteemed
American Business Awards in the "Best New Hardware Product or Service" and
"Favorite Hardware People's Choice" categories. Marvell was recognized for
delivering an innovative connected TV solution, meeting the demands of OEMs,
service providers and consumers as smart TVs and connected media player
devices take a stronghold in the marketplace. Powerful, energy-efficient,
ultra-scalable and very affordable, the Marvell ARMADA 1500 Series contains
high-performing ARM compatible dual-core CPU and is designed to enable PC-like
processing power to support robust web browsing with support for Flash and
other key technologies. Qdeo® video processing enables an immersive HD and 3D
video experience, including scaling, noise reduction, de-interlacing, low
bit-rate Internet video enhancement and FRC.

"Lenovo is very pleased to see its vision for China realized via Marvell's
outstanding ARMADA 1500 DTV platform," said Xiong Wen, Executive Director & GM
Digital Home BU of Lenovo. "From the outset, we knew success in the region
would require a next-generation platform coupled with palatable pricing. In
addition, Marvell's holistic approach to the connected lifestyle gives Chinese
consumers a completely immersive experience today – and a greater degree of
seamlessness between their connected platforms and devices in the future."

As the volume shipment leader and fastest growing PC vendor in the world
according to Gartner and IDC respectively, Lenovo has been closely monitoring
the China Smart TV market for a number of years. Based on critical initial
success in other markets, Marvell's cutting edge DTV platform emerged as a
must-have solution for Lenovo to make a compelling Chinese Smart TV business
case. Among other attributes, key to the S-Series' promise is its ARMADA 1500
powered Android-based operating system and powerful GPU engine, which will
give users the irresistible ease of an apps-based user interface – along with
two-way streaming – on the most important screen in the house.

Lenovo's much-anticipated S51 and S61 Smart TVs offer an attractive price
point range of $700 – $1,500, which places the line well within reach of
mainstream buyers. Available in 42, 47 and 55 inches, key features include a
sleek, frameless, mirror-like screen, Full HD 1080p resolution, support for
VOD and customized Smart TV apps. Additional features include:

  oCustom, Lenovo-branded movie channel
  oLenovo TV Apps marketplace
  oThree-layer interface: apps, VOD and traditional TV
  oVoice Control with natural language
  oMotion Control for Somatic Game
  oPremium Game controller (Motion Sensor and Bluetooth)
  oSocial TV: chat live with friends while watching live TV
  oPolarized 3D Display
  oMultiple connection protocols: Wi-Fi, USB, HDMI

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US30 billion personal technology
company – and the second largest PC company in the world, serving customers in
more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs
and mobile internet devices, Lenovo's business is built on product innovation,
a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed
by Lenovo Group's acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division,
the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure
and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include
legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well
as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including
tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan;
Beijing, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see
www.lenovo.com.

About Marvell
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a world leader in the development of storage,
communications and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell'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 term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its
subsidiaries. For more information, visit Marvell.com.

Marvell, ARMADA, Qdeo and the M logo are registered trademarks of Marvell
and/or its affiliates. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property
of others.

For Further Information Contact:

Marvell Media Relations
                        Kim Anderson
Daniel Yoo
                        Tel: 408-222-0950
Tel: 408-222-2187
                        kimander@marvell.com
yoo@marvell.com

SOURCE Marvell

Website: http://www.marvell.com
 
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