Marvell Intros VOIP Chip

Marvell announced a family of highly integrated VOIP solutions targeted at the IVC market

August 18, 2005

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., -- Marvell®, (NASDAQ: MRVL), the leader in development of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, today announced a family of highly integrated VoIP solutions targeted at the rapidly growing, Internet voice communications market. The Marvell 88W8618 has been designed specifically for ultra-low power Voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) handsets with other members of the Marvell 88W86 family targeted at VoIP residential gateways. Each product integrates VoIP processing, low power WiFi circuitry, a high-performance host CPU and peripherals into single system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions.

These VoWLAN SoC solutions significantly reduce overall system cost for OEMs because of extremely high levels of integration. In addition, Marvell has increased the performance of these offerings for their respective applications. The 88W8618 extends handset talk time by a factor of three versus competitive solutions, and the residential gateway products extend processing capability by integrating a high-performance processor core. All solutions have on-chip security processing engines to support the latest WLAN encryption standards such as AES/CCMP and WPA/TKIP, and a Quality of Service (QoS) engine to support priority voice services. With this level of integration in consumer VoIP devices, the Company is spurring a new class of applications for the home, such as instant messaging service across cordless handsets. And, by allowing voice to integrate seamlessly with data, VoWLAN is available for volume use.

“The Marvell mission is to enable innovative products at consumer price points,” said Kishore Manghnani General Manager, Broadband Home Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group. “Not only is this family of VoWLAN products so highly integrated that it will create a new class of applications for consumer, home use – it allows the Company to take advantage of the explosion in broadband voice services that is about to occur.”

“Gartner predicts that by 2009 almost half of all North American households with broadband will use their connections for voice communications ,” said Margaret Schoener, Research Director with Gartner. “By introducing these highly integrated VOIP products today, vendors in this market segment are positioning themselves firmly to deploy these chips broadly into cutting edge devices that will revolutionize the digital home experience.”

Marvell Technology Group Ltd.

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