Marvell-Based Consumer Electronics Devices Now Feature Seamless Integration with BitTorrent
Marvell 88F5182 SoC Optimized for the Internet’s Leading Content Delivery Protocol
Santa Clara, California (June 4, 2007) – arvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), the leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, today announced that BitTorrent, Inc. has delivered an optimized software solution for the Marvell® 88F5182 system-on-chip (SoC) platform, to be made available for consumer electronics devices such as network attached storage (NAS) devices, set-top boxes, and media vault solutions. Consumer electronics manufacturers that utilize the BitTorrent-certified 88F5182 chipset in their devices will now have the ability to provide a complete media solution featuring compatibility with BitTorrent, the global standard for high-quality content delivery on the Internet.
“There is a growing demand for consumer electronics devices that enable BitTorrent. By coupling BitTorrent with our high-performance SoCs, Marvell is providing a complete digital solution to our customers that will facilitate consumer access to rich multimedia content and data,” said Paramesh Gopi, vice president and general manager of the Embedded and Emerging Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group at Marvell.
Designed to power a truly integrated digital experience in the home and small-to-medium-sized businesses, Marvell media vault SoCs deliver unprecedented levels of performance and ease of use on a variety of leading NAS and consumer electronic devices. Marvell SoCs feature a CPU, peripherals, and controllers in a single integrated package, enabling the convergence of storage, networking, and smart media processing for a digital lifestyle. Additional features include a quality-of-service (QoS) architecture that prioritizes real-time audio and video traffic, and a superscalar pipeline that enables high-end imaging applications such as laser printing.
“With an installed base of over 150 million BitTorrent users worldwide, the next generation of Internet-connected devices are integrating BitTorrent to ensure a simple and seamless digital entertainment experience for consumers,” said Ashwin Navin, president of BitTorrent, Inc. “Optimizing BitTorrent to work with Marvell silicon at the component-level not only provides manufacturers high-performance and quick time-to-market, but takes full advantage of the entertainment content and commercial content delivery services offered by BitTorrent.”
BitTorrent is the global standard for delivering high-quality files over the Internet. Millions of users worldwide are using BitTorrent’s leading peer-assisted content delivery platform to publish, discover and download digital entertainment content quickly, easily and securely. Founded in 2004, BitTorrent is a privately held company backed by venture capital firms, Accel and DCM (formerly known as Doll Capital Management). The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit www.bittorrent.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), Marvell Software Solutions Israel 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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