Marvell WLAN Solutions Among First Selected for Wi-Fi Protected Setup Testbed
Marvell Silicon Selected for Stability, Security and High-speed Connectivity
Santa Clara, California (January 8, 2007) – arvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), the leader in storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions, today announced that Marvell’s TopDog™ 802.11n access point solutions and 802.11a/b/g wireless USB client solutions have been selected as part of the Wi-Fi Alliance® Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ testbed. Marvell silicon is among the first to be certified for the Wi-Fi Protected Setup, an optional certification program based on a standardized method for security setup in home Wi-FI networks.
Consumers regard security for home Wi-Fi networks as a top three essential element of home security with more than 40 percent of respondents feeling that a protected Wi-FI network is an important part of creating a safe home. By selecting products used in the Wi-Fi Protected Setup, consumers will benefit from ease of installation and activation of security features on wireless networks in the home.
“Marvell is pleased to support the Wi-Fi Protected Setup initiative and see it as a crucial enabling technology for the wider deployment of Wi-Fi products,” said Dr. Paramesh Gopi, Vice President and General Manager, Marvell’s Emerging and Embedded Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group. “The proliferation of stable, secure, high-speed connectivity will enable multiple ecosystems of products within the consumer home and mobile markets. It’s a win-win situation for semiconductor companies, our OEM partners and consumers.”
“We congratulate Marvell for achieving Wi-Fi Protected Setup certification for their TopDog and 802.11a/b/g WLAN products, and their inclusion in the Wi-Fi Protected Setup test bed. By implementing an industry-wide approach for easier setup of security-enabled Wi-Fi networks, Marvell demonstrates their commitment to the best user experience with Wi-Fi networks and helps enable the growth of the Wi-Fi market,” said Wi-Fi Alliance Managing Director Frank Hanzlik.
Marvell revolutionized WLAN by offering the first embedded solutions for consumer devices such as cellphones and portable devices. A recognized leader in the 802.11 market, Marvell has numerous customers shipping game devices, cellular handsets, digital cameras, MP3 players, VoIP handsets, PCs, access points and other consumer devices. Marvell WLAN technology connects all the elements of the digital consumer lifestyle, enabling unprecedented levels of wireless performance without compromising long range and the broad coverage demanded by the next generation of integrated audio/video/data applications and devices.
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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