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Marvell and RADLAN Announce Availability of Complete Layer 2/3/4 Switch Reference Design Supporting Converged Voice/Video/Data

The GalNet-3-Based SR8900 with the RADLAN OpENS™ Portable Software, Featuring Complete Routing, QoS and IP Multicast, Will Be Demonstrated at NetWorld+Interop, Las Vegas

Networld + Interop, Las Vegas, Nevada (May 8, 2001) –

Marvell® (NASDAQ: MRVL), a technology leader in the development of extreme broadband communications solutions, and RADLAN, Inc., a leading provider of innovative routing software and networking technologies, today announced that the SR8900 router, based on Marvell's GalNet®-3 converged voice/video/data switch processors and running RADLAN's OpENS™ Portable Software, is available for production. Marvell and RADLAN are offering the SR8900 mini-chassis-- the first generic and portable system with complete switching, routing, QoS, and IP multicast support -to datacom and telecom system vendors as a complete reference design, allowing customers to significantly speed time-to-market. The fully featured SR8900 system will be demonstrated at both the Marvell and the RADLAN booths (8217 and 8641, respectively) during the NetWorld+Interop show in Las Vegas.

The SR8900 system enables Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to deploy GalNet-3-based systems that provide enhanced QoS and IP multicast features. This combination of hardware and system software allows OEMs to operate both mission-critical applications as well as bandwidth-hungry multicast/multimedia web traffic.

RADLAN's Open and Portable Networking Systems (OpENS) is a portable software package that takes full advantage of GalNet-3 ASIC capabilities and is used to build data communications and telecommunication systems. Its open architecture makes it easy for developers to integrate with different processors or real-time operating systems with minimal effort.

"The GalNet-3 family provides some of the most advanced features available today from any merchant switching semiconductor vendor, and the SR8900 is the most complete reference design in production with these features," said Gary Smerdon, Marvell's Vice President of Marketing for the Switching Products Business Unit. "This product, along with its integrated software system, will significantly speed customers' time-to-market with systems fully utilizing GalNet-3's complete routing and QoS features."

"GalNet-3, coupled with the RADLAN software, provides a cutting-edge, complete networking routing platform that efficiently integrates voice, video and data traffic with QoS and IP multicast," said Yoram Valent, President of RADLAN, Inc. "The OpENS software architecture, together with its advanced development and testing tools, saves OEMs from the complex task of integrating IP routing functionality and allows them to focus on their core competency applications - all while significantly reducing costs and substantially speeding time-to-market."

RADLAN's Op-ROS takes full advantage of the GalNet-3 capabilities for packet classification, traffic filtering and bandwidth management using the FACS (Filtering and Classification System) scheme to classify packets by:

  • Destination IP

  • Source IP

  • Protocol

  • Destination Port

  • Source Port

  • DiffServ Code Point

QoS uses the above statements to efficiently sort and classify traffic into service levels, allowing specific amounts of bandwidth to be allocated for particular services. IP multicast offers further bandwidth preservation by preventing duplicate packets to multiple destinations. In addition, the powerful FACS mechanism can be used for filtering traffic traversing numerous VLANs and routing destinations.

Core Technologies

  • The OpENS platform is comprised of four highly integrated components:

  • Op-ROS: the Routing Operating System (ROS) is a generic software package that allows for quick integration with a variety of CPUs or real-time operating systems

  • Op-IDS: the Integrated Development and Simulation environment combined with enhanced testing tools makes it easy for vendors to customize, add applications and integrate with custom designs

  • Op-RTG: the Regression Testing Generator offers over 2,500 pre-defined testing scenarios, for routing and networking functional testing

  • Op-NMS: the Network Management System is a JAVA-based SNMP application that can easily be customized to suit customer needs

About Marvell

Marvell, a technology leader in the development of extreme broadband communications solutions, comprises Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (MTGL) and its subsidiaries, Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. (MSI), Marvell Asia Pte Ltd. (MAPL), Marvell Japan K.K. (MJKK), and Galileo Technology Ltd. (GTL). On behalf of MTGL, MSI designs, develops and markets integrated circuits utilizing proprietary Communications Mixed-Signal Processing (CMSP) and digital signal processing technologies for communications signal processing markets. MAPL is headquartered in Singapore and is responsible for Marvell's production and distribution operations. GTL develops high-performance communications Internet working and switching products for the broadband communications market. MSI is headquartered at 645 Almanor Avenue, Sunnyvale, Calif., 94085; phone: (408) 222-2500, fax: (408) 328-0120.

Safe Harbor Statement of Marvell under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

This release may contain forward-looking statements based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our products, our industry, our markets, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions made by us. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," and variations of these words or similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, market results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements in this release.

Important risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause such a difference for Marvell in connection with any introduction of the GalNet®-3-based SR8900 with the RADLAN OpENS™ Portable Software include but are not limited to, the presence of volume production opportunities for products incorporating such technology; the rate at which our present and future customers and end-users adopt this product; the timing and results of customer-industry qualification and certification of this technology; and, the timing, pricing, rescheduling, or cancellation of significant customer orders for GalNet®-3-based SR8900 with the RADLAN OpENS™ Portable Software.

For other factors that could cause the Company's results to vary from expectations, please see the 'Risk Factors' section of Marvell's joint proxy/prospectus on Form S-4 relating to the Company's merger and the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended January 27, 2001.

We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

About RADLAN

RADLAN recently won a top position on the prestigious Deloitte & Touche "Israel Technology Fast 50" list. With over 400 companies competing, the Technology Fast 50 recognizes the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Israel.

RADLAN has more than a decade of networking experience in design, development and manufacturing of advanced routing and switching systems and technologies. More than 70 percent of the Company's employees are engineers with expertise in silicon-based Layer 2/3/4 switching, routing software and network management applications. RADLAN offers system vendors a technology that fills the gap between the applications and the hardware components-to create a complete carrier-class system in the fastest time. RADLAN is a member of the multi-billion dollar RAD Group of companies with headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel and Cupertino, Calif., USA.

For more information on RADLAN, contact RADLAN at (U. S. 408-996-2121), (Israel +972-3-645-8531) or email info.us@radlan