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Marvell and NuTune Collaborate on New Hybrid NIM for European Integrated Digital Television Sets

Marvell's turnkey hybrid demodulator offers manufacturers the opportunity to develop low profile, low power, cost-effective products for the iDTV market.

Santa Clara, California (September 3, 2009) – arvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), an industry leader in storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions and NuTune, an industry leader in TV tuners, today announced the availability of a new Hybrid Network Interface Module (NIM) design for reception of Digital Video Broadcasting – Cable (DVB-C), Digital Video Broadcasting – Terrestrial (DVB-T) and Analog TV signals. The NuTune Hybrid NIM, designed for terrestrial and cable reception, features a low profile, low power multi-standard (DVB-C, DVB-T, NTSC/PAL/SECAM) Marvell® 88DE8020 hybrid demodulator, large RF dynamic range and significant margins in NORDIG 2.0, D-Book v5 and E-Book standards, excellent Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR), low RF sensitivity and over-modulation tolerance for analog TV signals.

"Marvell is pleased to collaborate with one of the leading tuner companies in the world to introduce a compelling product into the market," said Vasanth Shreesha, Senior Product Marketing Manager for DTV in the Digital Entertainment Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. "We believe that top tier TV companies rolling out products for 2010 will benefit from the time-to-market savings, performance, and form of the design."

"We are very excited with this collaboration which brings together two market leading companies to create a product we believe will bring significant value to our TV customers," said Mr. Lim Kui Yong, NuTune's Marketing Director for TV Solutions. "With much of the world going through a transition period from analog to digital, this solution allows the consumer to continue to enjoy current analog broadcasts and to receive new digital services, either through terrestrial or cable means."

RF signals from either terrestrial or cable network is tuned with the field proven NuTune TD1318AF tuner and Intermediate Frequency (IF) signals are fed to the single chip hybrid demodulator, Marvell 88DE8020 – together to output MPEG digital stream or composite video with Sound Intermediate Frequency (SIF).

TV makers interested in the design can see a demonstration at Marvell's Crowne Plaza Suite during the IFA show in Berlin, Germany from Sept. 4- 9. Please contact Marvell or NuTune representatives for more information.

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About NuTune

NuTune is a joint venture technology company between NXP Semiconductors and Thomson and a global leader in providing RF Tuner Modules and Solutions to the TV and STB market. Headquartered in Singapore and with R&D centers in Singapore and Germany, NuTune employs over 2000 people all over the world. For more information visit

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