Marvell Completes Divestiture of Wi-Fi Connectivity Business to NXP
Updates Revenue Guidance to Reflect Recent Transactions
Santa Clara, California (December 6, 2019) – Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) today announced the completion of the sale of its Wi-Fi Connectivity business to NXP (NASDAQ: NXPI). The divestiture encompasses Marvell’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology portfolios and related assets.
Updated Revenue Guidance
Marvell is updating its current quarter revenue guidance to reflect the Wi-Fi Connectivity business sale to NXP. The Company now anticipates fourth quarter FY20 revenue of $710 million +/- 3% vs. original guidance for $750 million +/- 3% as provided at the time of the third quarter earnings announcement on December 3, 2019.
Marvell first revolutionized the digital storage industry by moving information at speeds never thought possible. Today, that same breakthrough innovation remains at the heart of the company's storage, processing, networking, security and connectivity solutions. With leading intellectual property and deep system-level knowledge, Marvell's semiconductor solutions continue to transform the enterprise, cloud, automotive, industrial and consumer markets. To learn more, visit: https://www.marvell.com.
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