Marvell Smart Bulb Residential Platform Provides Complete, Open Solution for Smart Lighting

 Marvell Smart Bulb Residential Platform Provides Complete, Open Solution for
                                Smart Lighting

Marvell's new ultra-low-power controller and wireless control technologies
enable low-cost, energy-efficient intelligent LED lamps for the mass market

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 22, 2013

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL)
today announced the availability of its Smart Bulb Residential Wireless
Platform, which provides a cost-effective, open, end-to-end solution for
manufacturers developing smart lighting systems that adhere to Energy Star
power consumption requirements. The new Marvell Smart Bulb Residential
Platform – featuring the new Marvell® 88EM8511 low-power AC/DC controller and
wireless microcontroller embedded inside a smart LED bulb – is a highly
integrated System on Chip (SoC) environment that results in a 50 percent
reduction in the number of integrated circuits (ICs) compared to a typical
wireless connected bulb. The first products based on this open platform are
Smart bulbs from Leedarson connected to home gateways from Zonoff.


The Marvell platform includes a low-cost, simple ZigBee® remote control or a
dedicated Wi-Fi-to-ZigBee lighting bridge based on Marvell's MC200+8782 Wi-Fi
microcontroller module. The Platform fully supports a wide array of ZigBee
protocols and is accessible by mobile devices via Wi-Fi. Additionally,
Marvell's open architecture allows the Smart bulb to be connected to
multi-service home gateways offered by large retailers and service providers
or directly to wireless routers when Wi-Fi is embedded in the Smart bulb

"Turnkey Marvell LED solutions like the new Smart Bulb Residential Platform
are furthering the rapid, mainstream adoption of Smart lighting by enabling
manufacturers like Leedarson and Zonoff to quickly deliver a wide range of new
lighting products," said Kishore Manghnani, vice president of Green Technology
Products at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. "With its advanced portfolio of
innovations, Marvell is able to provide the ICs for end-to-end lighting
solutions that feature a low price point and help reduce the consumption of
energy resources around the world."

Other technologies built on the Smart Bulb Residential Wireless Platform

  oIntegrated Smart bulb product and remote control from Leedarson
  oAdditional bulb development by Eastfield and other ODMs
  oMulti-service home gateway and lighting control software from Zonoff
  oHome light controller app for phones and tablets created with Marvell's
    Kinoma® software platform

"We chose to work with Marvell on our latest Smart lighting designs because
its highly integrated LED power supply ICs and low-power wireless technologies
helped us develop a Smart bulb with a low bill of materials cost that meets
the Energy Star consumption requirement. We are excited that this
collaboration allows us to bring cutting-edge lighting technology to consumers
at an affordable price," said George Xu, Vice President of Leedarson

"The quick and easy process of connecting Zonoff's home gateway with the
Leedarson bulb based on Marvell's Platform is a testament to its open nature.
Moreover, the Platform enables us to simply update software over the air,"
said Mike Harris, CEO, Zonoff. "Systems like this, built on Marvell's Smart
Bulb Residential Platform, are truly Smart, offering manufacturers and
consumers alike the best lighting innovations in a cost-effective and
environmentally friendly product."

Marvell will showcase the Smart Bulb Residential Wireless Platform at
LIGHTFAIR International, April 22-25, 2013. For more information about
Marvell's LED reference designs, visit

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.

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

Marvell, the M logo and Kinoma are registered trademarks of Marvell and/or its
affiliates. ZigBee is a registered trademark of the ZigBee Alliance. Other
names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

For Further Information Contact:

Marvell Media Relations

Daniel Yoo

Tel: 408-222-2187

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