Marvell Discovery III System Controllers Win Product of the Year

3/2/2004 - Marvell® (NASDAQ: MRVL), a technology leader in the development of extreme broadband communications and storage solutions, announced that its Discovery III System controller family was named “Product of the Year” by analogZONE, an independent resource for the semiconductor industry. The Marvell DiscoveryTM III system controller family was chosen for its high performance, broad platform integration, and wide adoption by major, worldwide customers.

“If there’s any truth to the old adage “the clothes make the man”, it’s also true that “the I/O makes the system, said Lee Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief, analogZONE”. This is especially true in the case of Marvell’s Discovery III line of I/O controllers, which offer an excellent mix of must-have features and a bottleneck-free interconnect architecture. Besides supplying an arsenal of interfaces that allow MIPS or PowerPC processors nearly unlimited connection capabilities, Discovery III makes extremely efficient use of the CPU’s resources. It’s this combination of performance, innovation, and marketability that we look for when we select recipients for analogZONE’s Product Of The Year award.”

“We are honored to be recognized by analogZONE, a premier electronic design engineers resource, for a second year in a row,” said, Balaji Baktha, Marvell’s General Manager, Embedded and Emerging Business Unit. “Marvell was chosen out of numerous products reviewed and was selected based on architectural innovation and overall product leadership.”

Discovery III Product Overview:
Discovery III system controllers are the industry's fastest system controller architecture for MIPS and PowerPC processor-based systems. Built upon Marvell's industry-standard Discovery platform, the Discovery III devices are optimally designed for a broad range of applications, from sophisticated routers, switches and wireless base stations to high-volume storage and laser printer applications. These innovative, feature-rich devices have received broad support from the industry's leading CPU vendors such as IBM, Motorola, and PMC-Sierra.

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

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