Barcelona and Santa Clara, California (February 25, 2014) – Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) today announced the Marvell® ARMADA® Mobile PXA1088 LTE, a 5-mode 4G LTE system-on-chip (SoC) platform, received the prestigious Global TD-LTE Initiative’s (GTI) Innovation Award 2014 in the Multi-Mode Multi-Band Products category from global mobile operators and partners. As a founding member of GTI, China Mobile is projected to deploy100 million 4G LTE smartphones in 2014, enabled by the recent launches of affordable 1,000 RMB (approx USD $165) smartphones from leading OEMs including Yulong Coolpad, Lenovo, and Hisense. Combined with the new Kinoma® Connect application software, the latest eMMC mobile storage and mobile printing technologies, the ARMADA Mobile PXA1088 LTE is an integral part of Marvell’s end-to-end complete mobile solution to advance the “Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle” for users across the globe. The GTI Innovation Awards recognize innovation in the Long Term Evolution (LTE) industry and encourage the development of innovative products that address challenges faced by GTI operators. Winners were announced at GTI Night held Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.
“On behalf of Marvell, I am very humbled and honored to receive this prestigious GTI Innovation Award. As a pioneer inventor and design innovator of many silicon technologies, Marvell is very proud of our close collaboration with top mobile carriers and global device OEMs in accomplishing world’s first voice over TD-LTE calls, launching world’s first TD-LTE smartphones, and enabling first affordable 1,000 RMB 4G LTE smartphones for the mass market. I believe that 2014 will be a big year for global deployment of LTE,” said Weili Dai, President and Co-Founder of Marvell. “It is our pride to do business in a beautiful way and our great passion to better people’s lives through invention, innovation, and dedication to bring the ‘Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle’ to the billions of consumers around the world.”
The ARMADA Mobile PXA1088 LTE is industry’s first quad-core single-chip LTE platform that supports Tme Division Duplexing (TDD) technology in addition to Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD) technology. As the industry’s leading multi-mode multi-band LTE SoC platform, Marvell’s ARMADA Mobile PXA1088 LTE addresses the explosive demands of high performance and low power mobile computing, enabling access to ubiquitous and worldwide connectivity. The platform incorporates Marvell’s mature and proven multi-mode modem technology, supporting TD-LTE, LTE FDD, Evolved High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA+), Time-Division Evolved High-Speed Packet Access (TD-HSPA+) and Global System for Mobile (GSM/EDGE). Marvell ARMADA PXA 1088 LTE features a high-performance quad-core application processor with advanced graphics processor and video processing capability. The ARMADA PXA 1088 LTE platform drives mass-market adoption of high quality and high performance, yet affordable smartphone and tablet solutions worldwide. To learn more about the ARMADA Mobile PXA1088 LTE, please visit http://www.marvell.com/communication-processors/pxa1088/assets/Marvell_Armada_PXA1088LTE-03_platform_brief.pdf
Marvell at Mobile World Congress
Marvell’s latest technologies will be showcased at Mobile World Congress 2014, being held Feb. 24 – 27, at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. To see demonstrations and learn more, show attendees and media can visit the Marvell booth, located in Hall 8.1, Stand No. CC8.13.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions and Kinoma software enabling the “Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle.” From mobile communications to storage, cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery, Marvell’s diverse product portfolio aligns complete platform designs with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At the core of the world’s most powerful consumer, network and enterprise systems, Marvell empowers partners and their customers to always stand at the forefront of innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people around the world with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to their social, private and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the human experience.
About Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI)
The LTE TDD/FDD International Summit 2014 (GTI Summit Barcelona), hosted by GTI, is aiming to promote the TD-LTE global large scale commercialization, the convergence of TDD and FDD, as well as the service development of 4G including VoLTE/RCS, roaming etc. This Summit will invite top leaders from government agencies, pioneering operators and international organizations to share the vision and global strategy of 4G developments. To learn more about more about the GTI Night and GTI Innovation Awards, please visit http://www.lte-tdd.org/events/other/2014-01-06/1987.html
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