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Marvell Receives Top Honor from Network Products Guide's 2014 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards

Marvell's ARMADA 1500 Plus HD media processor named the Gold Winner in the Innovations in Video category for its outstanding graphics performance, industry-leading secure content delivery and exceptional capabilities in enabling seamless multi-screen user experiences

Santa Clara, California (July 1, 2014) – Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) today announced that Network Products Guide, the information technology industry's leading research and advisory guide, has named the Marvell® ARMADA® 1500 Plus (88DE3108) a Gold Winner in the 9th Annual 2014 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards for the Innovations in Video category.  

As a recent addition to the award-winning ARMADA 1500 SoC family, the ARMADA 1500 Plus offers outstanding graphics performance with its OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible graphics engine. Its real-time 1080p video encode capabilities further allow the end product to function as a multi-screen source device, enabling an optimal viewing experience for consumers. Additionally, the ARMADA 1500 Plus incorporates an enhanced security engine that facilitates more seamless adoption by service operators, as well as its award-winning Qdeo® video processing for state-of-the-art HD and 3D video for an immersive entertainment experience. With integrated HDMI receiver and Gigabit Ethernet, the ARMADA 1500 Plus is ideal for a broad range of multimedia products including small set-top-boxes, over-the-top media players, hybrid set-top boxes and internet-connected TVs and has enabled top global service providers and tier-one OEMs such as Swisscom, SFR, SK Broadband and Hisense, in deploying next generation smart home devices for a truly connected consumer experience.

“On behalf of Marvell and our innovative and dedicated engineers around the world, I am very pleased to receive this great recognition from a leading industry guide. I believe it is a true reflection of our industry leading technical capability and our unique contribution to the global ecosystem in empowering the new era of ‘Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle’,” said Weili Dai, President and Co-Founder of Marvell. “I am very proud of our highly talented and passionate engineers who never stop innovating and continue raising the bar for technology excellence.  I would also like to thank Network Products Guide for selecting Marvell for this great honor.”

The annual Hot Companies and Best Products recognition program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, hot technologies, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology.  Only one product, the Marvell ARMADA 1500 Plus, is awarded the Gold Winner in the Innovations in Video category.

At the heart of the ARMADA 1500 Plus are three powerful processing subsystems for applications (dual-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU), video (Marvell Vmeta® Video codec), and graphics (Vivante GC1000 GPU). Combined, this innovative architecture brings impressive processing power to the digital entertainment market, unifying the user experience between the small screens in our homes (mobile, tablet) and the large ones (TV, cable boxes). Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 Plus is designed for a vast array of smart video products based on Google Android. For more information about ARMADA 1500 Plus, please visit

About Marvell
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, Internet of Things (IoT), 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.

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