Marvell Named CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

   Marvell Named CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell today announced
that the Marvell^® SMILE Plug has been named an International CES Innovations
2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree in the NEW! Tech For A Better World
category. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a
preeminent panel ofindependent industrial designers, engineers and members of
the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer
electronics products across 29 product categories.



The Marvell SMILE Plug is an innovative, easy-to-use, low-power cloud computer
designed to enable the digital classroom – "Classroom 3.0" – a connected,
secure and highly interactive learning environment that simplifies and speeds
the deployment of technology to students worldwide. The SMILE Plug creates a
secure micro-cloud that facilitates the delivery of educational content and
applications to up to 60 students via a range of mobile devices, including
smartphones and tablets. Powered by Marvell's high-performance, low-power
ARMADA® 300 series System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and the company's industry leading
Avastar® 88W8764 wireless chip, the SMILE Plug turns traditional classrooms
into social networked and media-integrated mobile learning environments,
improving learning practices for students around the world, specifically in
underprivileged communities. The SMILE Plug provides teachers with a platform
to expand access to and utilization of new or existing educational content and
the ability to control mobile devices within the classroom, resulting in
overall better lesson planning and student evaluation. Initially developed to
help support the Stanford Mobile Inquiry-Based Learning Environment, the SMILE
Plug is an open platform, which makes it ideal for developing or porting
additional learning applications or modules.

"Marvell is very thankful to receive the prestigious CES Design and
Engineering Awards Honoree recognition. Marvell has been a long-standing and
passionate supporter of education and helping to build better and affordable
technologies for the digital classroom. We are extremely proud of our team's
innovation and contributions to this very meaningful cause to help improve our
education systems. I believe the SMILE Plug will bring the joy of learning to
students around the world and lay the foundation for the future of global
education," said Weili Dai, Co-Founder of Marvell. "Our vision is to continue
to advance the concept of 'Classroom 3.0' and work with our partners to deploy
a SMILE Plug in every classroom across the globe. I believe this new
interactive learning environment will give students the power to learn,
create, connect and collaborate in new ways and propel education into the
21^st century."

The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the producer of the International CES,
the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been recognizing
achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

Marvell's SMILE Plug will be displayed in The Venetian at the 2013
International CES, which runs January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of
the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 6 in the South Seas
Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay.

The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:

  oEngineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
  oAesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
  oThe product's intended use/function and user value
  oUnique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
  oHow the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in
    the marketplace

Products chosen as an Innovations honoree reflect innovative design and
engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various
technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to
previous product designs.

Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on, which lists product
categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer,
description, photo and URL.

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,

Marvell, ARMADA, Avastar 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

SOURCE Marvell

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