Marvell Announces Advanced Remote Control Platform with User-friendly Voice Search and Gesture Recognition for Smart TVs and

 Marvell Announces Advanced Remote Control Platform with User-friendly Voice
         Search and Gesture Recognition for Smart TVs and Smart Homes

Marvell's total solution complements its award-winning ARMADA 1500 series SoC
platform for Google TV, Smart TVs and Smart furnishings

PR Newswire

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

LAS VEGAS and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell
(Nasdaq: MRVL) announced today at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) a
new advanced remote control platform with user-friendly voice search and
gesture recognition for Smart TVs and Smart Homes. The remote control platform
is designed to serve as a multi-purpose, central command point for
next-generation digital media experiences and home furnishings control in the
new-era Smart home. Marvell's advanced remote control platform is a highly
flexible, cost effective and easy-to-use solution that includes voice and
gesture recognition, Internet-based multimedia search and discovery
capabilities, support for the latest in cloud gaming and more.


"By offering this integrated advanced Smart remote control platform to
complement Marvell's award-winning ARMADA® 1500 series SoC for Smart TVs and
Smart homes, we've created a total solution for voice- and gesture-enhanced,
human-machine interaction that is user friendly," said Winston Chen, vice
president of the Smart Home Business Unit at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
"Consistent with Marvell's vision for improving the way the world enjoys the
always-on , always-connected lifestyle, the Marvell platform demonstrates
Marvell's leadership in designing end-to-end, cost-effective and user-friendly
entertainment options for Google TV and Smart TVs."

The Marvell remote control platform represents Marvell's ongoing innovation in
helping consumers achieve a completely seamless experience with Smart TVs and
other smart devices in the home. From cloud gaming, to controlling home
furnishings, to searching, discovering and enjoying multimedia content from
providers like YouTube and Netflix, the new platform makes today's exciting
new era of Smart home experiences more accessible and enjoyable to consumers
than ever before.

The Marvell remote control platform is an integrated, customizable, turnkey
solution for mass-market remote control applications. An easy-to-use software
stack and tool chains will help OEMs, ODMs and service providers quickly build
products to meet the needs of an ever-changing consumer market.

The platform offers four advanced functions in addition to standard remote
control capabilities:

  oVoice control: Users can speak into the integrated built-in microphone and
    command the Smart TV to check weather, find directions, display movie show
    times and more
  oNine-axis motion and gesture: Provides joystick-like functionality for
    gaming control
  oAir Mouse: For use as a wireless mouse to operate a Smart TV for
    activities such as Web surfing, gaming, etc.
  oTouch and keypad: Supports an optional full-size keyboard on the back of
    the device for easy text input

The platform is powered by Marvell's 88MZ100 ARM microcontroller and is the
first of its kind to support Bluetooth and ZigBee RF4CE connectivity,
extending its functionality to more devices in the household and offering the
highest level of integrated features for home automation and LED lighting
control applications.

Marvell will showcase the new remote control platform at CES, at the Las Vegas
Convention Center, January 8-11, 2013, in booth No. 31423, located on the
upper level of South Hall 3.

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'sdiverse product portfolioaligns 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 toalways 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

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For Further Information Contact:
Marvell Media Relations
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