Marvell Silicon Achieves World's First HomeGrid Forum G.hn Certification

   Marvell Silicon Achieves World's First HomeGrid Forum G.hn Certification

Certification paves the way for mass G.hn deployments and reinforces Marvell's
leadership in the connected home

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 5, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) today
announced that HomeGrid Forum has awarded full compliance certification to
Marvell's ITU-T G.hn chipset. Marvell is the first silicon vendor worldwide to
achieve compliance with G.hn, an international standard for home networking
over any wire (power lines, coaxial cables and twisted pairs) that can operate
at data rates up to 1 Gigabit/second. G.hn technology is a key building block
of Marvell's Smart Home strategy, and will be embedded into a wide range of
G.hn-enabled platforms, including the Marvell^® Avanta^® PON gateways,
ARMADA^® Smart TVs and Avastar^® Wi-Fi extenders.

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HomeGrid Forum's Compliance and Interoperability (C&I) program has developed
rigorous testing to ensure the highest levels of compliance, interoperability,
and performance for G.hn branded silicon and systems; providing system
companies, retailers, service providers and consumers with strong assurance of
the product's quality and performance. The test suite includes certification
for G.hn's state-of-the art neighboring networks technology for robust
performance in high-density multi-dwelling unit (MDU) buildings, a technology
that Marvell pioneered.

"With HomeGrid Forum certification of Marvell's G.hn chipset, Marvell's
customers can develop systems with high performance, flexibility and
reliability for streaming multimedia content across multiple platforms in
next-generation networked homes," said Winston Chen, vice president of the
Smart Home Business Unit at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. "Marvell has always
been deeply committed to interoperability among G.hn silicon vendors, and
certification is a huge step forward in fostering market growth and enabling
more G.hn deployments globally. It also brings Marvell one step closer to its
goal of providing the widest possible range of communications choices for the
connected lifestyle."

Marvell's ITU-T G.hn compliant chipset provides for unification of the home
wireline network for distributing more content to more screens in more rooms
throughout the home. Marvell's G.hn chipset is available to customers as part
of the GE-DW360F reference design, which includes the Marvell® 88LX3142 G.hn
digital baseband processor, the Marvell 88LX2718 G.hn analog front end, the
Marvell 88E1510 Gigabit PHY, a built-in pass-through power socket, a complete
TCP/IP protocol stack and a flexible software API. The chipset is an ideal
solution for distributing bandwidth-intensive and real-time applications like
HD IPTV, VoIP, gaming, and multi-room DVR.

"Marvell is a very hard-working member of the HomeGrid Forum, contributing
enormously to our overall success. The company has made great efforts to push
its G.hn development ahead and we are pleased to congratulate its team on
becoming the first to achieve G.hn silicon Certification," said Matt Theall,
President of the HomeGrid Forum. "We also applaud the collaborative approach
Marvell has taken with fellow HomeGrid members in their G.hn development and
at all of the plugfests. We look forward to announcing certified systems based
on the Marvell silicon soon."

"This first HomeGrid Forum G.hn chipset certification is an important
milestone in the use of 'no new wires' technologies for the connected-home,"
said Liam Quirke, analyst at IHS. "Service providers and OEMs can now begin to
roll out mass-market solutions based on the standard that allow unprecedented
'no new wires' interoperability, aiding the delivery of cloud-based content to
more screens in the home."

Since launching in September 2011, Marvell's award-winning G.hn chipset has
already received widespread recognition. The chipset won both the Best
Electronic Design Award in 2011 and the Connected Home Award in 2012 for G.hn
silicon. Marvell generated great interest for G.hn during successful coax and
powerline demonstrations at CES last year, the world's first G.hn full live
demo, and the Asia Plugfest in 2012.

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, Avanta, 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
Daniel Yoo                       Kim Anderson
Tel: 408-222-2187                Tel: 408-222-0950
yoo@marvell.com                  kimander@marvell.com

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