Santa Clara, California (June 25, 2012) – Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) today announced Samsung has released its new Android-smartphone for China Mobile powered by Marvell’s PXA920H single-chip solution, an advanced, highly integrated 3G platform with TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE communication support designed for multimedia-centric handsets. Samsung’s new Galaxy i8250 smartphone represents an extension of Marvell’s continued strategic collaboration for the TD market; the latest device is designed to bring the connected lifestyle to China’s growing consumer base. Samsung’s latest Galaxy handset also features the Marvell® Avastar® 88W8787 wireless chipset, a high-performance 802.11n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth + FM radio combination, as well as Marvell’s RF838, a single-chip 2G/3G dual-mode TD-SCDMA radio frequency transceiver that enables the highest performance and thinnest form factor for consumers. The Galaxy i8250 is available now through China Mobile, the largest mobile carrier in the world with more than 650 million subscribers.
“As the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world, Samsung has been investing in the China 3G TD-SCDMA market for almost a decade. I am so proud to see that through Marvell’s close collaboration with Samsung in the last couple of years, we are honored to support Samsung with our most cutting-edge, first field-proven smartphone technology through a broad range of solutions with superior performance and the most reliable connectivity,” said Weili Dai, Co-Founder of Marvell. “Now, Samsung is able to extend its leadership in the TD-SCDMA market. I believe that Samsung’s broad range of TD-SCDMA product offerings will accelerate the mass adoption of high-performance, high-quality and cost-effective smartphones to benefit hundreds of millions of consumers in China.”
Samsung’s new Galaxy i8250, powered by Marvell’s PXA 920H (1 GHz), features a 4.0-inch WVGA screen and a 5 megapixel camera. The Galaxy i8250 is the latest mobile device to leverage Marvell’s PXA920 family of solutions, a leader in the TD-SCDMA market. Powering more than two dozen smartphones and tablets, the PXA920 family has enabled the mass market adoption of affordable, innovative mobile TD devices by millions of consumers throughout China. Following Marvell’s long-standing collaboration with China Mobile in developing the TD-SCDMA standard, the PXA920 family was certified by the telecom provider, giving consumer electronics manufacturers confidence that devices leveraging Marvell’s market-leading solutions are built on a proven technology platform that is already delivering high-performance, low-power devices to China Mobile’s 650 million subscribers.
For more information about Marvell’s PXA920 family of processors, please visit http://www.marvell.com/communication-processors/pxa920/index.jsp or contact a sales representative.
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