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Marvell Introduces Orion – Powering Digital Life in the Home

Company Introduces World’s First Media Vault Platform for Multi-room HDTV

Las Vegas, Nevada (January 4, 2006) – img width="150" vspace="5" hspace="10" height="148" border="0" align="right" src="/products/orion.jpg" alt="Orion - Powering Digital Life in the Home" />Marvell, (NASDAQ: MRVL), the leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, today announced the Marvell Orion product family, which enables groundbreaking media vault platforms that allow users to instantly access rich multimedia and data content throughout the home.  Powering digital life in the home with the industry’s first guaranteed, home-wide Quality of Service (QoS), the Marvell Orion family offers true, uninterrupted multi-streaming performance.  

Marvell will be demonstrating the Orion product family at CES.  The Marvell booth is located in South Hall 4 of the Las Vegas Convention Center, space #36207.

The Marvell Orion product family powers a range of media vault platforms, each capable of delivering simultaneous streams of rich, multimedia content seamlessly across wired and wireless networks.  With an outstanding price/performance advantage, the scalable storage, networking and smart media processing architecture of Orion will play a key component in the following markets:

  • Standalone home storage appliances
  • Integrated storage appliances, such as access points and digital video recorders
  • Next generation broadband service provider products

Marvell is an established leader in storage and wireless networking technology, creating innovative solutions that deliver the industry’s fastest data rates and lowest power requirements.  Marvell is recognized for having introduced revolutionary technologies such as gigabit ethernet and consumer WLAN.  Building on this track record of innovation, the Marvell Orion family takes storage networking for the home to new levels of performance and ease of use for the consumer. 

“The Marvell vision of the digital lifestyle drove the development of our Orion product family.  The richest multimedia,  seamlessly accessible at consumer price points, will be a requirement for every connected home in the near future,” said Dr. Paramesh Gopi, General Manager of the Embedded and Emerging Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group at Marvell.  “The Orion family of products builds on our work in storage and connectivity to go far beyond historical NAS technology, and delivers a media vault platform that brings new levels of user experience to the digital home.”

About Marvell

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is the leader in 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 SysKonnect GmbH.  MSI is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., 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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