Marvell Announces Support for UMPC Platform
Company Leverages Power Management and Design Expertise to Deliver WLAN Support to Hotly Anticipated Ultra Mobile PC Platform
Santa Clara, California (April 19, 2007) – arvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), the leader in storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions, today announced that the Company’s industry leading WLAN products fully support the Intel® Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) initiative (codenamed McCaslin). The Marvell® 88W8686 WLAN processor is an excellent solution for the UMPC platform with incredibly low total system power - drawing less than 400mW - and the smallest total WLAN footprint available – less than 50 mm2. The 88W8686 WLAN processor also supports a variety of operating systems including Linux, Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows XP.
The UMPC platform was designed to offer full PC capabilities and “always on” connectivity in a small, thin and light platform. The small footprint, ultra-low power of the 88W8686 WLAN processor will enable UMPC users to have the ultimate mobile experience with instant access to content and information in a perfectly portable formfactor.
“We see a growing opportunity for the UMPC platform, bridging the gap between notebooks and high end smart phones,” said Iain Gillott, principal analyst, iGR. “Since good battery life is critical to the success of any mobile device, UMPC devices will require low-power solutions such as WLAN chips from Marvell Semiconductor.”
“Marvell is thrilled to offer continued support for the Intel UMPC initiative,” said Dr. Paramesh Gopi, Vice President and General Manager of the Embedded and Emerging Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group at Marvell. “The UMPC platform represents a radical change in the level of productivity road warriors can expect. The Marvell 88W8686 WLAN gives our customers the ability to dramatically enhance battery life over traditional notebook designs.”
For further information about these products please contact a Marvell sales representative or distributor through the Company’s website at: http://www.marvell.com/sales/index.jsp.
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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