Leading European Service Provider SFR Launches Hybrid Set-Top Box for Both Broadcasting and Streaming with Google Services for

  Leading European Service Provider SFR Launches Hybrid Set-Top Box for Both
   Broadcasting and Streaming with Google Services for Smart TV Powered by
                 Marvell's ARMADA 1500 Plus HD Media Platform

Marvell's award-winning SoC platform powers Europe's first hybrid set-top box
offering Google services for Smart TV

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 14, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL), a
worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today announced that
European leading service provider, SFR, has launched its hybrid set-top box
powered by Marvell's ARMADA® 1500 Plus (88DE3108) system-on-chip (SoC)
platform. The ARMADA 1500 Plus is a full HD media processor designed for a
wide range of Smart video products. Underscoring its leadership in the Smart
Home ecosystem, the ARMADA 1500 Plus will power SFR's hybrid set-top boxes to
enable Google services for Smart TV.

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"I'm very proud of Marvell's long-term collaboration with Google in empowering
leading service providers to deliver immersive entertainment experiences with
new products and services. The successful launch of this innovative device by
SFR is a great example of how consumers can enjoy quality content delivered
seamlessly through both broadcasting and streaming," said Weili Dai, President
and Co-Founder of Marvell. "I would like to thank the passionate and dedicated
engineering teams of Google, SFR, and Marvell in delivering this exciting new
product and driving the 'Connected Digital Lifestyle' vision to serve today's
global consumers for better lives."

"Through our joint collaboration with Marvell, SFR is pleased to be the first
service provider in Europe to offer consumers Google services for Smart TV
powered by Marvell's ARMADA 1500 Plus," said Frank Cadoret, Executive Vice
President of SFR. "Offering set-top boxes with Google services will further
allow us to differentiate our services, while giving subscribers a powerful
and enhanced entertainment experience in today's digital home."

SFR's hybrid set-top box offering Google services for Smart TV, available in a
compact form factor and simple set up, provides both broadcast and IPTV
services to consumers, at an attractive 3€ per month. Customers, who have xDSL
can enjoy IPTV services whereas other subscribers can get a bundled SFR TV/OTT
experience. The platform is the first hybrid set-top box in the Europe
enabling Google services for Smart TV, and its applications enable the
convergence between mobiles, tablets and TV services.

The ARMADA 1500 Plus offers significantly improved graphics performance due to
its OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible graphics engine, while real-time 1080p video
encode capabilities allow the platform to function as a multi-screen source
device, enabling an optimal viewing experience for consumers. Additionally,
the ARMADA 1500 Plus incorporates an enhanced security engine that further
facilitates more seamless adoption by service operators, as well as its
award-winning Qdeo® video processing for state-of-the-art HD and 3D video for
an immersive entertainment experience. The SoC has integrated HDMI receiver
and Gigabit Ethernet, enabling a broad range of low-cost form factors that
make the ARMADA 1500 Plus ideal for small set-top-boxes, over-the-top media
players, hybrid set-top boxes and Smart TVs at mass-market price points.

To learn more about ARMADA 1500 Plus please 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 www.Marvell.com.

About SFR

With revenues of more than €11 billion in 2012, SFR is the second largest
telecommunications operator in France. As a global operator, SFR responds to
the needs of all its customers, whether members of the general public,
professionals, businesses, local authorities or operators, providing mobile,
fixed, internet and television services. As the owner of its infrastructures
and with more than €1.5 billion annual investments, SFR is equipped with the
most complete network, and is actively deploying very high speed fixed and
mobile broadband in order to facilitate future use of its services.

SFR was the first to provide 4G in France to the general public and businesses
in 2012. Its consumer offers are among the best in the marketplace, both for
fixed services, with its Evolution box and for the mobile segment, whether
with its "Formules Carrees" full-service offers or with low cost offers called
Red. SFR is also an expert for solutions in the fields of unified
communications, Machine-to-Machine and cloud computing for businesses.

SFR has more than 21 million mobile customers, including some 18 million
subscribers, and more than 5 million high-speed home Internet subscribers. SFR
is a fully-owned subsidiary of Vivendi and has around 9,000 employees. For
more information, please visit groupe.sfr.fr

Marvell, the M logo, ARMADA, and Qdeo 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

Holly Zheng



SOURCE Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.

Website: http://www.marvell.com
Website: http://www.groupe.sfr.fr
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