Marvell introduced a new generation of application processors designed for feature handsets, smartphones, GPS navigation systems, wireless handhelds and other consumer electronic devices. The Marvell® PXA3xx family of application processors (internally named Monahans) based on third generation of Intel® XScale technology was designed for cost efficiency by offering a broad roadmap that is architecturally consistent for maximum software reuse. Marvell silicon provides the headroom for advanced applications with intelligent power management allowing manufacturers to differentiate current and future offerings. The first processor in the family to ship in volume is the Marvell PXA320 (Monahans P), delivering the right mix of performance, power and integration levels to meet the needs of feature handsets, advanced smart phones, and a wide array of portable consumer web browsing devices. Demonstrated earlier this year running at 1.2GHz, the Marvell PXA320 is currently shipping in high volume at low-power and is scalable to 806MHz. Customers will be introducing devices based on the Marvell PXA320 in the first quarter of 2007.

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Marvell, (NASDAQ: MRVL), the leader in storage, communications, and consumer
silicon solutions, today introduced a new generation of application processors
designed for feature handsets, smartphones, GPS navigation systems, wireless
handhelds and other consumer electronic devices. The Marvell® PXA3xx family of
application processors (internally named Monahans) based on third generation of
Intel® XScale technology was designed for cost efficiency by offering a broad
roadmap that is architecturally consistent for maximum software reuse. Marvell
silicon provides the headroom for advanced applications with intelligent power
management allowing manufacturers to differentiate current and future offerings.

“Today’s consumers require that their personal wireless converged devices
support a broad range of mobile multimedia applications including Bluetooth
support, web browsing and camera support – all with extended talk time and a
seamless mobile internet experience,” said Sam Arditi Senior Vice President of
the Cellular and Handheld Group at Marvell. “Ramping three products in the
Marvell PXA3xx family virtually at the same time gives our customers the
flexibility to address different markets with an optimized product either for
MIPS, video or cost – all with extremely low power consumption. All Marvell
PXA3xx products feature frequency scalability to allow the best power and
performance.”

The first processor in the family to ship in volume is the Marvell PXA320 (Monahans
P), delivering the right mix of performance, power and integration levels to
meet the needs of feature handsets, advanced smart phones, and a wide array of
portable consumer web browsing devices. Demonstrated earlier this year running
at 1.2GHz, the Marvell PXA320 is currently shipping in high volume at low-power
and is scalable to 806MHz. Customers will be introducing devices based on the
Marvell PXA320 in the first quarter of 2007.

The Marvell PXA 3xx product family is completely software compatible and
includes two pin-compatible components specifically tailored to high volume
consumer products such as mobile phones, digital media players, GPS navigation
systems, and embedded devices. The Marvell PXA300 (Monahans-L) offers
performance and cost optimization for high volume handheld devices while the
Marvell PXA 310 (Monahan-LV) provides high-resolution VGA multimedia performance
with extended battery life for demanding 3G video and audio use. The PXA310
delivers unprecedented 30fps H.264 playback performance at VGA resolutions along
with leading edge general purpose processing. Both products deliver “Scalable to
624MHz” performance and are software compatible with Marvell PXA320 processors
so that a single software development effort scales across a wide range of
devices segments. All products in the family are either shipping in volume or
available in samples now, and will be shipping in volume in the first half of
2007.

“The PXA3xx series coupled with our UMTS and 802.11 communications technologies
places Marvell at the heart of the mobile market,” said Weili Dai, Chief
Operating Officer and General Manager, Communications and Consumer Business
Group at Marvell. “By combining proven Marvell technology with our new
applications processors we have the flexibility to address the stringent feature
requirements and meet the needs of our target market. This versatile platform
strategy combined with unparalleled customer support enables us to address
multiple device segments across the mobile phone and consumer handheld market.”

“Microsoft is committed to working with partners to provide access to a wide
range of innovative and compelling applications, helping Windows Mobile users
stay on top of their jobs, stay informed and entertained while on the go,” said
Scott Phillips, senior product manager, Microsoft Corp. “We’re excited to see
Marvell bring the PXA3xx family of application processors to the market place
and look forward to our continued collaboration.”

Marvell PXA3XX Family Features
The PXA3xx family of processors delivers improved performance and extended
battery life, enabling advanced video and audio capabilities. Wireless Intel
SpeedStep® with MusicMax technology provides intelligent power management,
enabling varying power states so users can listen up to 30 hours of MP3s on
their handsets without sacrificing battery life. Intel VideoMax technology in
the PXA3xx family of application processors supports high-performance video
capabilities, and will continue delivering improved resolution with future
versions of the PXA3xx family of processors.

Power efficient video playback and capture enables high resolution content and
supports advanced codecs such as H.264 for rich video quality, up to D1
resolution at 30fps. The PXA3xx family also supports digital cameras, and
advanced camera effects such as image stabilization and up to 5 Megapixel camera
sensors.

As has come to be expected from Intel XScale processor technology, the Marvell
PXA3xx processor family continues to lead the industry in frequency scaling and
general purpose computing capability. After experiencing Marvell PXA3xx
processor based cellular phone and consumer handheld devices, users will quickly
understand that “scalable to 624 or 806Mhz” not only means instant response (no
waiting) but also longer battery life. Marvell’s unique architectural
enhancements allow operating environments and general purpose applications to
process tasks quickly at high frequency and efficiently scale back to a
low-power state. This enables Marvell PXA 3xx processors to provide better
over-all power efficiency than their slower rivals. From a consumer perspective,
seeing great performance without compromising battery life will make “Scalable
to 624 or 806MHz” a great attribute of 2007 handheld devices.

The PXA3xx family gives users the ability to browse the Web, enjoy premium music
and watch the latest videos on the go, without sacrificing performance or
battery life within an optional secure framework. Wireless customers can listen
to music over a stereo Bluetooth* headset while reading email, open active
content over WIFI, and take cellular phone calls with personalized MIDI ring
tones and caller ID. With platform enabling solutions available for Microsoft*,
Linux, Palm*, and a spectrum of RTOS offerings, device developers can choose the
experience, applications and services that meet consumers’ needs. Development of
multiple operating environments conserves development work, accelerates time to
market and reduces risk for manufacturers serving diverse wireless operator
requirements. Compliance with the ARM* architecture, allows existing ARM-based
applications to be ported quickly to the PXA3xx family.

Marvell is currently also shipping in volume the PXA 800 (internally codenamed
Hermon) series of Cellular baseband processors. The combination of Marvell
application and cellular baseband processors with Marvell’s industry leading
storage, WLAN, power management, VOIP and Bluetooth solutions offers developers
a comprehensive platform for building a broad range of wireless handheld devices
meeting the needs of different market segments and price points.

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