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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) today announced that China Mobile's first self-branded smartphone, the Android-based M601, is powered by the Marvell® ARMADA® Mobile PXA988 unified 3G platform which integrates a powerful processor with a mature and proven cutting-edge cellular modem. The Marvell PXA988 platform is designed to deliver high-performance computing with industry-leading graphics capabilities and best-in-class, robust connectivity, enabling a high-performance, cost-effective, Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access (TD-SCDMA) mobile device for China Mobile's 720 million subscribers.

"I am very pleased to see the launch of China Mobile's first self-branded smartphone, which is a major milestone for China Mobile and over a billion consumers in China. In the past several years, we have seen the fast development of China's 3G TD-SCDMA technology and the rapid growth of the smartphone market, thanks to the close collaboration among China Mobile and global companies, such as Samsung, ZTE, Yulong Coolpad, Lenovo and others," said Weili Dai, President and Co-founder of Marvell. "I am very proud of our collaboration with China Mobile and Marvell's investment in developing advanced TD-SCDMA technology. I am very thankful for the innovation, dedication and contributions made by the China Mobile and Marvell global engineering teams."

"China Mobile has remained committed to promoting the development of the TD-SCDMA industry. In this mobile Internet era, we will continue to provide more mobile internet services to meet our customers' demands," said Mr. Tang Jianfeng, Assistant General Manager of China Mobile Group Devices. "As a partner of China Mobile, Marvell has closely collaborated with us in the TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE markets. Marvell has made strong progress in TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE chip technology, and we look forward to seeing Marvell continue to deliver successful TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE products in the future."

China Mobile Ltd.

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