COMTREND Selects Marvell's Certified Silicon to Enable the Connected Home

COMTREND Selects Marvell's Certified Silicon to Enable the Connected Home

Marvell's award-winning chipset powers high-performance, streaming
multimedia content over hybrid home networks

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 COMTREND has selected Marvell's ITU-T
compliant and HomeGrid Forum-certified transceiver chipset for use in
COMTREND's PowerGrid Ethernet Adapter for home wireline networking. COMTREND
joins a growing list of OEM partners in the second wave of design wins
for Marvell, accelerating the global adoption of the extensible ITU-T standard
designed to provide connectivity at data rates up to 1 Gbit/s over standard
home wiring, including electrical wires, coaxial cables, twisted pair and
optical fiber.


The COMTREND PowerGrid 9070 and PowerGrid 9170 are based on Marvell's
GE-DW360F powerline reference design, which includes the Marvell® 88LX3142 digital baseband processor, the Marvell 88LX2718 analog front end,
and the Marvell 88E1510 Gigabit PHY with a complete TCP/IP protocol stack.
With a built-in pass-through power socket in the PowerGrid 9070 and a smaller
form factor case for the UL certified PowerGrid 9170, both models are designed
to round out COMTREND's product line portfolio, offering high-performance
connectivity for distributing bandwidth-intensive and real-time applications
like HD IPTV, VoIP, gaming, and multi-room DVR over powerlines throughout the

"Our expanded collaboration with Marvell ensures the highest level of
performance for delivery of high-bandwidth multimedia applications," said
Frank Chuang, vice p resident of ma rketing for COMTREND. "By implementing
designs based on Marvell's certified chipset, we are confident we are
providing the best communications platforms for next-generation home

Since its debut in September 2011, Marvell's silicon continues to garner
industry support. Marvell's chipset won a Best Electronic Design Award in
December 2011 and a Connected Home Award in April 2012. Demonstrations at CES
and the Asia Plugfest in 2012 generated even more interest in Marvell's
vision and potential applications of the technology. Most recently, in
December 2012, Marvell became the first silicon vendor worldwide to have its
silicon achieve full compliance certification from the HomeGrid Forum, paving
the way for mass deployments by OEMs of systems based on the Marvell

"Marvell is pleased to expand our relationship with COMTREND to grow its
portfolio with products for the connected home," said Winston Chen, vice
president of the Smart Home Business Unit at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
" PowerGrid powerline products enable COMTREND's customers to
access cloud-based multimedia content with a degree of speed and flexibility
hard to match in the industry. Most importantly, designs based on our
chipset bring the entire hybrid home network closer to being realized, with
its ideals of total connectivity in an always-on world."

Marvell powered COMTREND adapters will be showcased at the Marvell booth
(South Hall 3 – Booth 31423) and at the HomeGrid Forum booth (South Hall 1,
Booth 21906) during CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 8-11,

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
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For Further Information Contact:

Marvell Media Relations
                        Kim Anderson
Daniel Yoo
                        Tel: 408-222-0950
Tel: 408-222-2187

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