Swisscom Deploys Industry's First 802.11ac Android IPTV Set-top Box Powered by Marvell's Award Winning ARMADA 1500 Plus

Swisscom Deploys Industry's First 802.11ac Android IPTV Set-top Box Powered by
              Marvell's Award Winning ARMADA 1500 Plus Platform

Leading European telecom provider selects Marvell's ARMADA 1500 Plus platform
to deliver Swisscom TV 2.0-based IPTV set-top box to its over 1 million
subscribers

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 8, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL)
today announced its partnership with Swisscom, a leading European telecom
provider, to introduce the industry's first 802.11ac Android IPTV set-top box
powered by Marvell's ARMADA® 1500 Plus (88DE3108) system-on-chip (SoC)
platform. A full HD media processor designed for a vast array of Smart video
products, the ARMADA 1500 Plus Platform – featuring Marvell's Avastar® 88W8897
Wi-Fi processor – will power Swisscom's TV 2.0 set-top box, delivering high
performance, enhanced connectivity and immersive HD video to the operator's
more than 1 million subscribers to date. The Swisscom TV 2.0 set-top box is
currently available to subscribers.

Marvell is a world leader in the development of storage, communications, and
consumer silicon solutions.

"I am very proud of our close collaboration with Google and the world's
leading telecom providers in bringing high quality, immersive entertainment
experiences to the 'Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle' of global consumers.I
would like to congratulate Swisscom for the successful deployment of the
industry's first 802.11ac Android IPTV set-top box to its more than 1million
subscribers," said Weili Dai, President and Co-Founder of Marvell. "As
consumers increasingly demand seamless access to high quality content, it is
critical that service providers offer the end-to-end solutions for ubiquitous
video delivery of uncompromised image quality at an affordable cost. At
Marvell, it is our passion and commitment to deliver breakthrough technologies
that enable our customers and partners to better the lives of all consumers."

"In selecting a technology partner, Marvell's proven track record in powering
the 'Smart Lifestyle' underscores Swisscom's mission to deliver on the key
attributes for Swisscom TV what you want, when you want and wherever you want,
it's always on," said Volker Dietzel, Head of TV Services at Swisscom. "We are
extremely pleased to introduce our new IPTV set-top box based on the ARMADA
1500 Plus platform that will deliver on the promise of Swisscom TV with
powerful features like unlimited CatchUp TV, blazing channel change speeds and
seamless connectivity."

The ARMADA 1500 Plus platform is designed to enable a broad range of
innovative and low cost form factors such as small set-top-boxes, over-the-top
media players, hybrid set-top boxes and Smart TVs. For this implementation
with Swisscom, Marvell now supports one of today's most prominent wireless
protocols, 802.11ac, delivering high speed connectivity for HD video and
multimedia content delivery.

Key features of the ARMADA 1500 Plus platform:

  oOperator grade conditional access system to secure premium 1080p content
    served over Swisscom's DSL/Fiber network (Verimatrix's VCAS for IPTV and
    VCAS for InternetTV) for LiveTV, VoD and CatchUp TV use cases
  oPremier viewing experience with industry-leading FCC (Fast Channel Change)
    algorithms
  oNetwork PVR with Local Timeshift buffer
  oPlayready DRM and Smooth Streaming for certain VOD services
  oMarvell's advanced Avastar 88W8897 combining 802.11ac 2x2 Wi-Fi solution
    with BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) supporting HOGP for an advanced remote
    controller for the STB

Key features of the Swisscom TV 2.0 Android IPTV Set-top box:

  oSeven day replay on over 250 channels
  oRecord any number of programmes in parallel in the cloud
  oHome TV screen featuring full Teleclub on-demand range, with a
    personalized recommendation engine
  oApp store presenting more than 50 popular Apps

About Marvell

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon
solutions and Kinoma® software enabling the "Smart Life and Smart 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.

About Swisscom

Swisscom is Switzerland's leading telecom provider with its headquarters in
Ittigen, close to the capital city, Berne. With over 20,000 employees it
generated turnover of CHF11.43 billion in 2013. Swisscom is one of the most
sustainable companies in Switzerland and Europe.

Marvell, ARMADA, Avastar, Kinoma 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
Sue Kim
408-222-1942
suekim@marvell.com

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