Marvell’s Yukon-EC Powers Leading PCI-Express Motherboards

2/18/2004 - Marvell® (NASDAQ: MRVL), a technology leader in the development of extreme broadband communications and storage solutions, announced that leading motherboard companies Asustek, ECS, Gigabyte and Micro Star International have already selected YukonTM-EC for their PCI-Express motherboards. Marvell’s Yukon-EC Gigabit Ethernet controller for use in PCI Express platforms is the world’s smallest Gigabit Ethernet controller available for desktops, notebooks and servers.

“We are extremely pleased that Ieading motherboard vendors chose our Yukon- EC technology to be embedded in their motherboards”, said David Young, Marvell’s General Manager, Connectivity Business Unit, Communications Business Group. “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.”

“Asustek has selected Marvell’s Yukon-EC for its PCI Express motherboards,” said Jerry Shen, Asustek’s Vice President of Motherboard R&D Department. “The Yukon-EC’s small package and low pin count has provided us the opportunity to design highly space-efficient motherboards for PCI Express computers. We have shipped millions of Gigabit motherboards last year based exclusively on Marvell’s Yukon technology and are pleased to be working with Marvell in the emerging PCI-Express space.”

“Gigabyte has selected Yukon-EC as it meets our criteria for performance, board layout simplicity and software completeness” said David Chiang, Gigabyte’s General Manager of Channel Business. “Marvell’s leadership in building high-performance, low-profile Gigabit Ethernet products for motherboards is greatly accelerating Gigabit adoption in mainstream PCs.”

“Marvell LAN on Motherboard (LOM) products provide the reliable solution required by our demanding consumers transitioning from Fast Ethernet to Gigabit said Kevin Yang, ECS’s General Manager of the Motherboard Business Unit. “Only the Yukon product family has the level of software robustness needed for such a smooth transition.”

“At Micro Star International (MSI) we are at the forefront in providing state-of-the-art computing solutions for our customers” said Charles Chiang Micro Star International’s, Vice President of the R&D Division. “Marvell’s Yukon-EC meets our requirements in offering an innovative, enterprise class solution for our customers’ needs. For example, features such as Virtual Cable Tester technology incorporated in the Yukon EC make deployment of Gigabit Ethernet simple and cost effective in our customers’ organizations”, added Chiang.

About Marvell
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is the leading global semiconductor provider of complete broadband communications and storage solutions. The Company’s diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure, including enterprise, metro, home, and storage networking. As used in this release, the terms “Company” and “Marvell” refer to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries, including Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. (MSI), Marvell Asia Pte Ltd. (MAPL), Marvell Japan K.K., Marvell Taiwan Ltd., Marvell International Ltd. (MIL), Marvell U.K. Limited, Marvell Semiconductor Israel Ltd. (MSIL), RADLAN Computer Communications Ltd., and SysKonnect GmbH. MSI is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL. MSI may be contacted at (408) 222-2500 or at

Marvell® the Marvell logo and YukonTM are trademarks of Marvell.

Previous Page | News by Category | News Search

If you found this page useful, bookmark and share it on: