Marvell Joins with Gateway on First TopDog™ 802.11n Enabled Consumer PCs
New Desktop and Notebook PCs Offer Unprecedented Levels of Wireless Connectivity and Bandwidth for the Digital Home
Santa Clara, California (November 30, 2006) – arvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), the leader in storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions, today announced that Marvell’s TopDog™ draft 802.11n1 WLAN technology is now available in Gateway’s consumer lines of desktop and notebook PCs. Marvell TopDog WLAN includes Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology which enables higher throughput and improved range over currently available
802.11-based products. Supporting the 2.4 GHz and the 5GHz bands, as well as 20MHz and 40MHz channels, Marvell TopDog WLAN technology offers unprecedented levels of wireless connectivity with a peak performance of 300Mbps. Marvell TopDog is also completely interoperable and backwards compatible with existing 802.11 solutions.
“Gateway PCs are designed to provide industry-leading performance and value, combined with the seamless connectivity and massive levels of bandwidth that consumers desire,” said Gary Elsasser, vice president of products for Gateway. “The Marvell TopDog WLAN technology enables an exceptional customer experience by transforming the PC into a central hub for distribution of multimedia intensive content throughout the home.”
From advanced multimedia capabilities to bandwidth-intensive applications, Gateway’s desktop and notebook PCs allow the consumer to multitask with ease—whether surfing the Internet, streaming high-definition video or even gaming over a network. And, with Marvell TopDog 802.11n draft compliant technology, Gateway enables the highest wireless performance and greatest reach of any 802.11 solutions.
"Consumers expect reliable and rich media transport which makes 802.11n an ideal choice for home and consumer electronics networks," said Dr. Paramesh Gopi, Vice President and General Manager of the Embedded and Emerging Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group at Marvell. "Gateway’s new PCs with Marvell TopDog technology combine to deliver levels of performance and quality that can handle the flawless distribution of any type of digital content throughout a home or office environment."
As the recognized leader in embedded consumer WLAN, Marvell has numerous customers shipping game devices, cellular handsets, digital cameras, MP3 players, VoIP handsets and other consumer devices. Marvell TopDog technology ties together all the elements of the digital lifestyle by enabling consumers to enjoy unprecedented levels of wireless performance and coverage demanded by the next generation of integrated audio/video/data consumer appliances.
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 SysKonnect 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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