Marvell Offers Windows CE .NET-Based SOHO Gateway Router Solution

Sunnyvale, California (November 12, 2002) – arvell® (NASDAQ: MRVL), a technology leader in the development of extreme broadband communications solutions, today announced its Windows CE .NET-based small office/home office gateway board support package. By utilizing Marvell's expertise in broadband communications and Windows CE .NET, the operating system designed specifically for embedded applications, Marvell has developed a board support package that demonstrates the ability to run the Windows CE .NET operating system on SOHO gateway routers. Marvell has delivered a software development board that allows OEMs to more easily create a variety of gateway routers that can be used for the home, small office or remote offices of a larger enterprise. The global home gateway market, fueled by demand for broadband Internet access by consumers, is expected to rise to $7.1 billion in 2006 as stated by Allied Business Intelligence (ABI).

"Marvells SOHO gateway router solution, coupled with the Windows CE .NET operating system, offers OEMs in the SOHO market a robust platform to rapidly create high-performance networking hardware that supports advanced security, multimedia and Internet capabilities," said Scott Horn, Director of the Embedded and Appliance Platforms Group at Microsoft Corporation.

"We are pleased to be utilizing Windows CE in order to expand our reach into the SOHO gateway market," stated Gary Smerdon, Marvell's Vice President of Marketing for the Communications Business Group. "By working with Microsoft, Marvell has been able to demonstrate to OEMs how the Windows CE .NET operating system and Marvell can provide a powerful, cost-effective solution."

Marvell Brings Leadership to the SOHO Gateway Market

Marvell brings years of broadband communications leadership, expertise and technology to the SOHO gateway market. As OEMs seek to introduce Marvell components into a variety of SOHO gateways, they will take advantage of Marvell's proven track record:

  • Established leader in high-performance router and gateway solutions
  • Proven hardware-based security acceleration of IPsec Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Industry's broadest portfolio of Ethernet switch solutions with millions of chips in use today
  • Ethernet physical layer expertise with rich feature set including Virtual Cable Tester™ (VCT) technology
  • Windows CE .NET

Windows CE .NET is a robust small-footprint and feature-rich embedded operating system for building the next generation of smart gateway devices. Windows CE .NET version 4.1 includes multiple features that make it easy for OEM and ODM customers to rapidly build low-footprint gateway operating systems. The operating systems enable rapid development of existing and new scenarios of benefit to end-users, businesses and service providers. These include integrated WAN and LAN connection services including Internet Connection Sharing and NAT, flexible remote management capabilities, integrated wireless LAN support, VPN and RAS support, PPTP, FTP and HTTP server capabilities, UPnP support profiles, the latest authentication and secure networking services, and a rich application development environment enabling third parties to rapidly implement custom firewalls, parental controls, custom Uis, and many other applications based on XML, SOAP and the Win32 API.

About Marvell

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is the leading global semiconductor provider of complete broadband communications solutions for the data communications and storage markets. 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), Galileo Technology Ltd., and SysKonnect GmbH. MSI is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL. MSI may be contacted at (408) 222-2500 or at

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