Marvell today announced the availability of the
Yukon(TM) EC Gigabit Ethernet controller for use in PCI Express platforms. The
Yukon-EC is the world’s smallest Gigabit Ethernet controller available for
desktops, notebooks and servers. The new Marvell Yukon-EC is the World’s
smallest PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller available today. The Yukon-EC
controller comes in a 64-pin QFN package, which results in a minimal footprint
enabling simplified, cost-effective motherboard implementations for sleek, high
performance PCs, notebooks and mobile. An Ethernet controller integrates the key
components required to connect a client or server to a Local Area Network.

The Yukon-EC controller device also features Marvell’s innovative Virtual Cable
Tester(TM) (VCT(TM)) technology to enable IT managers to easily identify cabling
issues with pinpoint accuracy, thus significantly reducing the costs of the PC’s
network deployment and support. In addition, the Marvell Yukon-EC solution
offers the industry’s most comprehensive software driver suite that includes
Windows, Linux, Netware, Unix and Mac. The common software driver suite across
different platforms simplifies deployment of the variety of computer systems in
an organization’s network and further reduces IT support costs.

Marvell today announced the availability of the
Yukon(TM) EC Gigabit Ethernet controller for use in PCI Express platforms. The
Yukon-EC is the world’s smallest Gigabit Ethernet controller available for
desktops, notebooks and servers. Marvell will demonstrate PCI Express enabled
Gigabit Ethernet at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2004 in San Francisco on
February 17 at booth number 736.

PCI Express is the next generation I/O
interconnect technology that maintains compatibility with traditional PCI, the
ubiquitous I/O interconnect which has been standard in PCs over the last 10
years. PCI Express is a standards based serial technology that brings greatly
needed higher bandwidth to PC’s to enable today’s bandwidth hungry consumer and
business applications. PCI Express is being launched in 2004.

The new Marvell Yukon-EC is the World’s smallest PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
controller available today. The Yukon-EC controller comes in a 64-pin QFN
package, which results in a minimal footprint enabling simplified,
cost-effective motherboard implementations for sleek, high performance PCs,
notebooks and mobile. An Ethernet controller integrates the key components
required to connect a client or server to a Local Area Network.

The Yukon-EC controller device also features Marvell’s innovative Virtual Cable
Tester(TM) (VCT(TM)) technology to enable IT managers to easily identify cabling
issues with pinpoint accuracy, thus significantly reducing the costs of the PC’s
network deployment and support. In addition, the Marvell Yukon-EC solution
offers the industry’s most comprehensive software driver suite that includes
Windows, Linux, Netware, Unix and Mac. The common software driver suite across
different platforms simplifies deployment of the variety of computer systems in
an organization’s network and further reduces IT support costs.

"Yukon-EC ensures that ODMs, motherboard and PC vendors will be able to deliver
superior performance and compact size in the most cost effective implementations
for PCI Express products," said David Young, Marvell’s General Manager,
Connectivity Business Unit, Communications Business Group.

"Gigabit Ethernet is a critical enterprise interconnect technology required for
successful broad deployments of PCI Express starting next quarter," said Jim
Pappas, Director of Initiative Marketing for Intel’s Enterprise Platform Group.
"Marvell’s demonstration of its PCI Express-technology enabled Gigabit
controller is another example of the industry’s readiness to harness the
capability of PCI Express technology in 2004 platforms."