Marvell Announces Industry's Most Advanced Single-chip Quad-core World Phone Processor to Power High-performance, Smartphones

 Marvell Announces Industry's Most Advanced Single-chip Quad-core World Phone
 Processor to Power High-performance, Smartphones and Tablets with Worldwide
                       Automatic Roaming on 3G Networks

Expecting commercial device production in 2013

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL)
today announced the Marvell^® PXA1088, a highly integrated quad-core
application and communications mobile System-on-Chip (SoC) that provides high
performance, low-power mobile computing; support for all global broadband
standards, enabling seamless global roaming; and the latest wireless
connectivity technology. Marvell's PXA1088 is the industry's most advanced
single-chip solution to feature a quad-core processor with support for 3G
field-proven cellular modems including High Speed Packet Access Plus (HSPA+),
Time division High Speed Packet Access Plus (TD-HSPA+) and Enhanced Data for
GSM Environment (EDGE).


"Marvell is proud to deliver our single-chip quad-core world-mode mobile
platform. This is a testament of our great technology innovation capabilities
and engineering prowess to bring our unified platform from dual-core to
quad-core to the smart device marketplace with multi-mode capabilities and
automatic roaming on 3G networks around the world. We're very excited that
global OEM/ODM partners have embraced and committed to this platform," said
Weili Dai, Co-Founder of Marvell. "I believe our industry leading single-chip
platform will drive mass market adoption of high-quality, high-performance,
very affordable smartphone and tablet solutions worldwide to enrich people's
connected lifestyle."

The Marvell PXA1088 solution incorporates the performance of a quad-core ARM
Cortex-A7 with Marvell's mature and proven WCDMA and TD-SCDMA modem technology
to provide a low-cost 3G platform for both smartphones and tablets. The
advanced application processor technology of the PXA1088 enables a
breakthrough end user experience for multimedia and gaming applications with
universal connectivity. Marvell's complete mobile platform solution includes
the Avastar® 88W8777 WLAN + Bluetooth 4.0 + FM single-chip SoC and the L2000
GNSS Hybrid Location Processor, and an integrated power management and audio
codec IC.

Marvell's PXA1088 is backward pin-to-pin compatible with its dual-core
single-chip Unified 3G Platform, the PXA988/PXA986, enabling device partners
to upgrade their next-generation mobile devices to quad-core without
additional design cost.

Marvell will showcase the PXA1088 alongside a range of mobile devices powering
the Connected Lifestyle at booth 6C44 (in Hall 6) at Mobile World Congress,
February 25-28, at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona.

Additional PXA1088 Features:

  oSupport for advanced WCDMA Release 7, TD-SCDMA HSPA+ Release 8, and class
    12 EDGE
  o3G protocol stack certified on all major carrier networks and validated
    via extensive IOT, GCF and field trail testing
  oSupport for popular full-feature operating systems and industry-standard
    development tools
  oMulti-radio platform capabilities with WLAN/Bluetooth solutions
  oIntegrated power management and audio Codec IC
  oHigh-performance graphics engine for OpenGL ES 2.0 and 1.1, as well as
    OpenVG 1.1
  oHardware 1080p decoder and 1080p encoder
  o12mm x 12mm JEDEC standard package-on-package stacked memory option or
    discrete package option
  oSupports the latest Android OS

Currently, the PXA1088 platform is sampling with leading global customers.
Products based on this platform are expected to be commercially available in

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 the world's most 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 experience.

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Tel: 408-222-2187

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