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Marvell Recognized Four Consecutive Years by Wi-Fi Alliance® for its Outstanding Leadership, Contributions and Commitment to



     Marvell Recognized Four Consecutive Years by Wi-Fi Alliance® for its
 Outstanding Leadership, Contributions and Commitment to the Wi-Fi® Industry

The honor marks Marvell's contributions to Wi-Fi Alliance industry-driving
programs and certifications; Marvell receives Award at decade milestone in the
wireless space

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 1, 2013

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL)
today announced that its award-winning wireless team was honored as a
recipient of the Outstanding Leadership & Contribution Award by Wi-Fi
Alliance^® for the fourth consecutive year. The annual award recognizes member
companies that have demonstrated exemplary leadership that positively impacts
the Wi-Fi^® industry. Having been honored in 2009, 2010, 2011 and now in 2012,
this prestigious recognition reflects Marvell's ongoing participation in Wi-Fi
Alliance technology certification and development activities.  Marvell's
wireless team received the Award during the March 2013 Wi-Fi Alliance member
meeting in Shanghai.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/SF36559LOGO-b)

"Marvell is continuously investing in and expanding our wireless solutions to
meet the needs of consumers around the world. We are very humbled to be
honored four years in a row by Wi-Fi Alliance, the industry's premier
organization, for our leadership and contributions to the Wi-Fi industry,"
said Weili Dai, Co-Founder of Marvell. "During the past 10 years, we have
built a strong foundation that delivers robust carrier-grade wireless networks
and an Always-On Always-Connected experience for next generation smart
devices. Our breakthrough wireless solutions power today's most advanced
enterprise access points, mobile and imaging devices, gaming consoles,
in-vehicle infotainment systems, Smart TVs and Smart homes. I am very thankful
to our talented engineers globally for their dedication, innovation and hard
work. I believe our commitment to delivering an excellent user experience,
which drives our continued work with Wi-Fi Alliance, will strengthen our
leadership in the mobile industry and ensure that our legacy of wireless
excellence continues into the next decade and beyond."

"Thought leadership is a key component that will continue to drive new Wi-Fi
applications and products," said Wi-Fi Alliance marketing and program
management director Kelly Davis-Felner. "Wi-Fi Alliance's vision for seamless
connectivity among devices is made a reality through innovations brought forth
by our member companies such as Marvell."

During the past decade, Marvell has established a strong track record of
consistently delivering robust, breakthrough wireless solutions, which include
the latest advancements such as 802.11ac, mobile multiple input multiple
output (MIMO), near field communications (NFC), FM, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and
Miracast and Passpoint support. Marvell's extensive and secure wireless
product portfolio, which includes 1x1, 2x2, 3x3 and 4x4 solutions, is the key
foundation that unites Marvell's vast portfolio of advanced end-to-end
platform solutions – from mobile to digital entertainment to "smart
furnishings."

From highly integrated combination radios to a power-efficient connected
standby architecture that enables smart devices to maintain a Wi-Fi connection
even when powered off, Marvell remains at the forefront of delivering secure
and advanced wireless solutions for a superior seamless quality of experience.
Last year, Marvell updated its 2x2 solution, offering the industry's first
802.11ac 2x2 combination radio chip with NFC, the Avastar^® 88W8897. The
88W8897 pairs today's most cutting-edge wireless technologies – NFC, GPS and
Bluetooth 4.0 – with support for 802.11ac and Miracast, making it an ideal
solution for ultrabooks, gaming consoles, tablets and smart TVs.

Marvell has also solidified itself as one of the foremost providers of 4x4
Wi-Fi solutions in the enterprise space. Building upon its legacy of superior
enterprise and carrier-grade wireless solutions, Marvell announced the Avastar
88W8864, the industry's first 802.11ac 4x4 solution, which improves the
throughput of enterprise APs and the robustness of wireless video
distribution. The best-in-class, high-performance, low-power 88W8864 triples
the performance of the previous generation of 802.11n chips. In addition, the
inclusion of implicit beamforming technology across Marvell's entire family of
Avastar products greatly improves wireless performance and provides a
two-to-three times improvement over previous solutions. 

Marvell's enterprise and mobile wireless solutions also enable the convergence
of devices in the Smart home. The powerful 4x4 802.11ac Avastar solutions are
designed to enable service providers to deliver carrier-grade HD multi-stream
video distribution over Wi-Fi networks, while Miracast in 2x2 802.11ac
solutions ensure consumers can enjoy HD videos among devices, from smartphones
to TVs, without cables or a network connection. Due to Marvell's integration
of implicit beamforming, even devices that don't contain a Marvell Wi-Fi SoC
can enjoy better wireless performance. 

"The recognition from Wi-Fi Alliance and the company's 10-year anniversary in
the wireless space are important milestones that demonstrate our commitment to
technology innovation in the consumer and enterprise wireless connectivity
markets. To be honored four consecutive years is a testament to our team's
dedication and service to the wireless community," said Cesar Johnston, vice
president of R&D engineering for Wireless Connectivity at Marvell. "Our
world-class team of dedicated engineers will continue to work to develop
breakthrough solutions that provide the best possible connectivity experience
befitting the next generation of end-users and OEMs. We also remain committed
to working with industry-leading organizations, such as Wi-Fi Alliance, to
drive the technical standards that deliver best-of-class, low-power, seamless,
always-on connectivity well into the future."

About Wi-Fi Alliance

www.wi-fi.org

Wi-Fi Alliance is a global non-profit industry association of hundreds of
leading companies (http://www.wi-fi.org/about/member-companies) devoted to
seamless connectivity. With technology development, market building, and
regulatory programs, Wi-Fi Alliance has enabled widespread adoption of Wi-Fi
worldwide. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED^™ program was launched in March 2000. It
provides a widely-recognized designation of interoperability and quality, and
it helps to ensure that Wi-Fi-enabled products deliver the best user
experience. Wi-Fi Alliance has certified more than 14,000 products,
encouraging the expanded use of Wi-Fi products and services in new and
established markets.  Wi-Fi^®, Wi-Fi Alliance^®, WMM^®, Wi-Fi Protected
Access^® (WPA), the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo, the Wi-Fi logo, the Wi-Fi ZONE logo
and the Wi-Fi Protected Setup logo are registered trademarks of Wi-Fi
Alliance. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED^™, Wi-Fi Direct^™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup^™, Wi-Fi
Multimedia^™, WPA2^™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint^™, Passpoint^™, Wi-Fi
CERTIFIED Miracast^™, Miracast^™, Wi-Fi ZONE^™ and the Wi-Fi Alliance logo are
trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance. WiGig^® is a registered trademark of the WiGig
Alliance.

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 the world's most 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, 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
                        Kim Anderson
Daniel Yoo
                        Tel: 408-222-0950
Tel: 408-222-2187
                        kimander@marvell.com
yoo@marvell.com

 

SOURCE Marvell

Website: http://www.Marvell.com
Website: http://www.wi-fi.org
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