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Marvell's Industry-Leading 3G Platform and Wireless Solutions Power Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 7.0 Tablet

Marvell continues to drive development and adoption of high-performance and affordable global mobile solutions with ground-breaking, unified ARMADA Mobile PXA986 platform

Santa Clara, California (July 29, 2013) – Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) today announced that Samsung’s GALAXY Tab 3 7.0 is powered by the Marvell® ARMADA® Mobile PXA986 platform, delivering high-performance computing with industry-leading graphics capabilities and best-in-class, robust connectivity at a competitive price point. Featured in the 3G and Wi-Fi versions of the GALAXY Tab 3 7.0 tablet, the PXA986 supports advanced multimedia capabilities and brings universal connectivity and low-cost processing power to mobile devices across the globe. The GALAXY Tab 3 7.0 currently is available in retail stores throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.

“I am very proud to see the successful worldwide launch of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 7.0 tablet to the mass market. I believe that in the new era of the ‘Connected Lifestyle,’ it is very important for such affordable mobile devices to deliver the outstanding performance that is able to enrich people’s lives, education and communication,” said Weili Dai, President and Co-founder of Marvell. “I am very thankful for Samsung and Marvell’s global teams of talented engineers for their hard work, collaboration, innovation and dedication to move the industry forward faster.”

As part of Marvell’s unified mobile 3G family, the ARMADA Mobile PXA986 is a mass market, single-chip solution that integrates a high-performance, low-power 1.2GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 application processor with cutting-edge cellular modems to support advanced multimedia and graphics capabilities consumers demand for their mobile devices. The PXA986 also features an advanced multimode HSPA+ modem supporting Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) and 2G networks, 21.1 Mbps downlink data-rate and 5.76 Mbps uplink data-rate, and critical features such as DSDS. Marvell’s unified mobile platform, including the PXA986, PXA988 and PXA1088, provides a pin-compatible single-chip 3G SoC, thus enabling easy migration from dual-core to quad-core solutions.

In addition to the PXA986 platform, the GALAXY Tab 3 7.0 also leverages Marvell’s latest wireless connectivity technology (Wi-Fi + Bluetooth), RF transceivers and integrated power management and audio codec solutions.

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Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions enabling the digital connected 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.

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