Marvell Expands its 3G Portfolio
Marvell to License 3G Protocol Software Stack from Motorola
Mobile World Congress - Barcelona
(February 12, 2007) –
arvell, (NASDAQ: MRVL), the leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, today announced that it has added a critical piece of 3G smartphone technology to its Cellular and Handheld solutions portfolio. Marvell has reached an agreement with Motorola to license the Motorola TTPCom cellular protocol software stack, which will enable the company to deliver a comprehensive hardware and software platforms for 3G smartphone manufacturers. The terms of the agreement provide Marvell with a complete manufacturing and distribution license.
“As the protocols stack is the heart of the phone’s communications engine, it is critical to Marvell’s strategy of providing a complete smartphone platform to our customers.” said Sam Arditi, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Marvell’s Cellular and Handheld Business Group. “The Marvell® PXA family of communications processors has been running the Motorola TTPCom protocol stack for years. We know the code and are excited to quickly provide a complete and customized 3G solution directly to our OEM partners, enabling lower cost and faster time-to-market.”
Motorola’s TTPCom technology has shipped in hundred of millions of handsets worldwide. The software stack Marvell is licensing enables dual-mode, low-power, ultra-low cost 2.5 and 3G cellular handsets and will further enhance the Company’s initiative to drive smartphone features into low-cost mainstream markets. Marvell’s Cellular and Handheld Business Group has worked with Motorola TTPCom technology for several years, porting the Motorola TTPCom stack to the PXA800 and PXA900 series of communications processors, which are already shipping in high volume. With this agreement Marvell will be able to provide customized solutions for its wireless communications processors and platforms.
“Motorola is committed to lowering development costs and driving industry-wide standards for mobile devices,” said Tony Milbourn, Motorola TTPCom Product Group. “I am very pleased that Marvell’s Cellular and Handheld Business Group has chosen to continue to use our best-in-class 3GPP protocol stack, thereby reducing complexity and increasing speed-to-market for its solutions.”
Marvell PXA processors are currently shipping in volume in popular handheld devices like Motorola Q, Motorola A1200 Ming, Motorola ROKR2, and RIM Blackberry Pearl. Marvell products provide the headroom for advanced applications and communications with intelligent power management, allowing manufacturers to differentiate current and future offerings. For further information about Marvell products please visit www.marvell.com.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is the leader in development of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure including enterprise, metro, home and storage networking. As used in this release, the terms “company” and “Marvell” refer to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries, including Marvell Semiconductor Inc. (MSI), Marvell Asia Pte Ltd (MAPL), Marvell Japan K.K., Marvell Taiwan Ltd., Marvell International Ltd. (MIL), Marvell U.K. Limited, Marvell Semiconductor Israel Ltd. (MSIL), RADLAN Computer Communications Ltd., and Marvell Semiconductor Germany GmbH. MSI is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL. MSI may be contacted at (408) 222-2500 or at www.marvell.com.
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