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Marvell and Global Consumer Electronics Leader Hisense Introduce New Generation of Smart TVs and Set-top Boxes with Google TV



     Marvell and Global Consumer Electronics Leader Hisense Introduce New
           Generation of Smart TVs and Set-top Boxes with Google TV

Marvell's award-winning ARMADA 1500 series SoC platform continues to lead the
way for global OEMs to deliver high-performance, low-power and affordable
Smart TV devices for the mass market

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 8, 2013

LAS VEGAS and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell
(Nasdaq: MRVL) today announced that the award-winning Marvell® ARMADA®^1500
series System-on-Chip (SoC) platform (88DE3100) is at the core of new Google
TV products from Hisense, including the Hisense Pulse and the XT780 Smart TV
series. Hisense's expanding U.S. footprint underscores Marvell's role in a
growing global ecosystem for Google TV-enabled entertainment. Marvell and
Hisense will demonstrate the new products – including the XT780, which has
been recognized as a CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award Honoree
– at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Booth Nos. 31423 (South Hall 3) and
7243 (Central Hall), respectively.

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"Our vision, belief and tireless efforts have enabled a breakthrough in Smart
TVs by powering Google TVs with high-performance, high-quality, low-power and
cost-effective semiconductor solutions for revolutionary entertainment
experiences on the big Smart screen in homes around the world. Today, Marvell
is extremely proud to see our hard work and collaboration with Google and our
partner companies lead to the milestone of Hisense's entry into the Smart TV
market worldwide," said Weili Dai, Co-Founder of Marvell. "I believe it will
accelerate the adoption of big Smart screens to the masses, similar to the
movement that led to the wide adoption of smartphones worldwide. We are very
pleased to see Hisense, a leading global manufacturer, showcase the best that
Marvell and Google have to offer on a world stage at CES, representing the
company's foray into the U.S. market."

The Hisense Pulse with Google TV offers true plug-and-play versatility, with
easy setup and connectivity right out of the box. Built on Android, Google TV
delivers TV-optimized versions of consumers' favorite Google services: Chrome,
Google Play, Search, PrimeTime and YouTube. Similar to Google's well-known Web
search functionality, Google TV enables a new way to find the most relevant
television content. Google TV can intuitively search and sort through millions
of channels and shows across live television, content services, home networks,
applications and the Web, discovering and delivering what is most meaningful
to each viewer. Hisense also will be releasing a series of Smart TVs
leveraging the Google TV platform in the first half of 2013, ranging in size
from 42 inches to 65 inches, with a Qwerty remote control and touch pad. The
new Google TV series will include breakthrough features such as Social TV and
support for second screen displays.

"Hisense is very pleased to leverage Marvell's turnkey Smart TV technology and
the popularity of the Google TV platform as we set out to introduce our Smart
Home solutions to the U.S. market," said Peter Erdman, Vice President of
consumer electronics, of Hisense USA. "The ARMADA 1500 chipset allows us to
offer Smart TV products at an extremely competitive price point without
sacrificing speed or quality. We're confident consumers will enjoy a
world-class digital entertainment experience made possible by the combined
technical contributions of Hisense, Google and Marvell."

"We continue to team with Google TV ecosystem partners such as Marvell to
bring more ways to offer entertainment and Google services on your TV. With
Marvell, we're able to offer a growing array of products at attractive price
points," said Suveer Kothari, Director of Business Development for Google TV.

Powerful, energy-efficient, ultra-scalable and affordable, the ARMADA 1500
series SoC platform contains Marvell's highest-performing ARM v7-compatible
PJ4B SMP super-scalar dual-core CPU. The chip is designed to enable PC-like
processing power to support Web browsing with support for Flash™ and other key
technologies – with the aid of more than 6,000 Dhrystone MIPS of computing
horsepower, FPU v3.0, 512 kilobytes (KB) of L2 cache and NEON. With advanced,
cell phone-like power management, the platform is also incredibly
energy-efficient.

The ARMADA 1500 also contains Marvell's award-winning Qdeo® video processing
for state-of-the-art HD and 3D video, including scaling, noise reduction,
de-interlacing, low bit-rate Internet video enhancement and FRC, and
color/contrast enhancement. The chip offers VMeta™, a multi-format video
decoder that can decode up to two simultaneous 1080p streams, as well as a
host of other video formats and containers.

About Hisense USA Corporation

Established in 2001, Hisense USA Corporation is a Georgia-based subsidiary of
the Hisense Company Ltd., headquartered in Qingdao, China. Hisense USA offers
a broad range of highly affordable consumer electronics products in the North
American market, including televisions, refrigerators, air-conditioners,
dehumidifiers, beverage coolers and freezers. In 2010 Hisense established an
R&D center in Georgia to enable localized product development and innovation.

Hisense USA sells into retailers across North America, including hhgregg, Best
Buy, Walmart, Costco.com, Canadian Tire and more. Around the world, Hisense
has production bases in South Africa, Algeria, Egypt and sales offices in the
USA, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Hisense products
are exported to over 130 countries and regions throughout the world.

About Marvell

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon
solutions enabling the digital connected lifestyle. From mobile communications
to storage, cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content
delivery, Marvell's diverse product portfolio aligns complete platform designs
with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At
the core of powerful consumer, network and enterprise systems, Marvell
empowers partners and their customers to always stand at the forefront of
innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people around the world
with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to their social,
private and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the human
experience.

As used in this release, the term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group
Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.Marvell.com.

Marvell, the M logo, ARMADA, Qdeo are registered trademarks of Marvell and/or
its affiliates. VMeta is a trademark 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

SOURCE Marvell

Website: http://www.marvell.com
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