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December 19th, 2016

Marvell Employees Proud to Give Back and Support the Local Community

By Marvell, PR Team

On Thanksgiving morning, over 560 Marvell employees woke up bright and early to join their families, friends and colleagues at the 12th annual Silicon Valley Turkey Trot. Despite the chilly morning, we kept warm with our matching gear and Turkey hats. We even had time between races to take pictures at our photo booth and share pictures and videos on Instagram and Twitter.

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As you may know, the Turkey Trot is a celebrated Thanksgiving Day tradition here in Silicon Valley. In fact, with over 28,000 people registered, it’s the largest turkey trot in the United States. Organized by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation, the event has raised over $5.9 million for local charities since its inception, including Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County, Housing Trust Silicon Valley and Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

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This year, Marvell sponsored the Fittest Firm corporate registration drive and took home the winning title with the most employee registrations in the “Large Company” category of the competition. Our CEO Matt Murphy, an avid runner, also participated with his wife and kids. In an interview with Queenie Wong of The Mercury News, Matt shared his perspective on the importance of being active, saying that he’s “a big believer in wellness and fitness in the workplace and the correlation between your performance at work and your mental and physical well-being.” We know firsthand that balance is key, and had a wonderful time giving back to our community while getting some healthy exercise before our Thanksgiving feasts.

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Another event that Marvell was thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of this month was the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Young Men’s Leadership Summit. The Summit aims to engage underserved middle school students with career planning and mentorship, while highlighting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Two of our very own employees, Kelvin Vivian and John Ma, participated in the event as mentors. They spent the day engaging with students, sharing their own stories and helping lead the STEM activity portion of the program.

The day itself was filled with excitement and curiosity. After an aerodynamics lesson, the students and their mentors were given a set of materials with the task of working together to build a plane. The lesson ended with a friendly flight competition. The goal of the event was to introduce students to possible futures in both leadership and STEM, inspiring them to see the many possibilities across a wide range of careers. We had a blast spending the day with these brilliant young minds and it was inspiring to be a part of this event.

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We’re always excited about opportunities for Marvell employees to give back and share their unique and diverse passions, whether they’re technology, engineering or running. That’s why it’s important to us to continually support the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, as well as other organizations with initiatives that truly align with Marvell’s core values. We’re happy and thankful to be part of a community that regularly brings local tech companies together to contribute to a greater cause.

December 16th, 2016

Marvell Awarded Huawei’s Joint Innovation Award 2016

By Michael Wu, Marvell Sales VP and China General Manager

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Marvell is honored to be a recipient of Huawei’s Joint Innovation Award 2016. Our partnership with Huawei focuses on bringing innovative networking solutions to market that enable advanced connectivity and infrastructure. Marvell’s Prestera® DX switch and Alaska® Ethernet transceiver product families are designed to power the industry’s next-generation enterprises and data centers with high-performance, feature-rich switching devices. Our President and CEO, Matt Murphy, accepted the prestigious award on behalf of the company during an exclusive, formal ceremony hosted by Huawei in Shenzhen, China. We thank, Huawei, for this recognition and look forward to our continued collaboration.

November 19th, 2015

Innovation—The Heart of Marvell

By Zining Wu, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Marvell Technology Group

Marvell Named a 2015 Top 100 Global Innovative Company by Thomson Reuters

Marvell was recently recognized as one of Thompson Reuters’ Top 100 Global Innovative Companies.  Thomson Reuters is a leading source of news throughout the world and annually honors the top 100 corporations and institutions globally that are at the heart of innovation as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics.  According to Basil Moftah, president of Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property and Science, Thomson Reuters does not just want to recognize companies with ideas, but individuals and organizations “that harness the power and insight to bring ideas to life . . . businesses that make discoveries a reality.”  Marvell has made the list for the fourth consecutive year and here’s why:

Innovation at Marvell Starts at the Top

With nearly 6,000 patents, Marvell prides itself on a culture of innovation—which, starts at the top.  Marvell Chairman, CEO and Co-founder, Sehat Sutardja, Ph.D., himself has been awarded more than 360 patents.  His passion for innovation permeates throughout the company.  He fosters a climate for building, inventing and designing ICs and systems that push technology boundaries and help move the industry forward. This allows us to bring new electronic systems and devices to market that ultimately improve the lives of consumers around the world.

A very recent example is the patent awarded on Nov. 10 to Marvell for the Final-Level Cache (FLC™) technology developed by Sehat.  In general, the FLC architecture replaces a conventional DRAM main memory in a system with a high-speed DRAM cache and a solid-state drive (SSD) main memory. The high speed DRAM cache within the FLC architecture generally has a storage capacity that is much larger than the storage capacity of caches typically associated with a processor.  For example, the high-speed DRAM cache can have 1GB to 4GB of storage capacity for mobile phone applications, 4GB to 32GB of storage capacity for personal computer applications, and 32GB to 1 TB of storage capacity for server applications.  Various other aspects of the FLC architecture combine to reduce the required storage capability of DRAM within a system, while maximizing memory access rates and minimizing power consumption.  FLC technology can be incorporated into almost all computing devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops, servers, wearables, Internet of Things and storage devices.

As the industry faces critical crossroads in design due to ever-changing market demands and a world in desperate need of methods that reduce energy consumption, Marvell’s FLC and MOdular CHip (MoChi™) architectures are poised to change the way next-generation electronic devices and semiconductors are designed and built.  Both architectures represent radical departures from the current convention and offer a means to drastically reduce system cost and power consumption of devices to enable affordable devices for the masses.

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 Ideas Are Encouraged at All Levels

While it starts at the top, innovation is a core value at Marvell – and the heart of innovation at Marvell lies with its people.  While we pride ourselves on bringing together world-class engineering with extensive expertise in the areas of mixed-signal circuit design, digital signal processing, embedded microprocessors, CMOS technology and system-level architecture, we encourage ideas at all levels of the organization.  Our Marvell program includes a process and support for the filing of patents; and we have education and training throughout the year to raise awareness and encourage contributions from all our employees as well as patent awards to honor our employees’ successes.

 Formula for Success

The Thomson Reuters formula identifies companies around the world that are discovering new inventions and is based on four principle criteria: overall patent volume, patent application-to-grant success rate, global reach of the portfolio and patent influence as evidenced by citations.

Every patent starts with an idea. By keeping innovation at the heart of the company and making significant investments in R&D, Marvell has made this prestigious list four years in a row.  Everyone at Marvell contributes to innovation. Whether it’s those that support the design teams, those that interface and get input from the customers or the legal teams that protect our patents—everyone at Marvell has a hand in this award, which makes us extremely proud at all levels of the organization.

 

March 16th, 2015

Marvell Receives Supplier of the Year Award from Juniper Networks for “End-to-End Supplier Quality”

By Michael Zimmerman, Vice President and General Manager, CSIBU

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Marvell was recently recognized by Juniper Networks with a Supplier of the Year Award for “End-to-End Supplier Quality.” The award is given to the strategic vendor who demonstrates the highest levels of consistency in delivery, response time to changes in demand, and quality of product delivered. Juniper presented the award to Marvell on February 26 at Juniper’s Supplier Summit, held at the company’s headquarters in Sunnyvale.

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L-R in the picture: Marty Garvin (SVP Global Supplier Management, Juniper), Robyn Denholm (EVP, Chief Financial and Operations Officer, Juniper), Rami Rahim (CEO, Juniper), Michael Zimmerman (Marvell VP-GM CSIBU), Sean Keohane (VP Sales, Marvell), Steve Dansey (VP Business Operations CSIBU, Marvell)

February 12th, 2015

Marvell Recognized for Wi-Fi® Leadership

By Paul Lambert, Director Engineering

paul-lambert-wifi-awardMarvell was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Leadership and Contribution Award from Wi-Fi Alliance® for the sixth consecutive year.

The Wi-Fi Alliance is a worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi® and whose shared vision is to connect everyone and everything, everywhere. The members of this collaboration forum come from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, industry-standard security protections and the latest technology. Wi-Fi Alliance has certified more than 23,000 products, delivering the best user experience and encouraging the expanded use of Wi-Fi products and services in new and established markets, which is why billions of devices today work interactively throughout the world today.

“This annual award was given to Marvell because of its strong contributions to the Wi-Fi industry through leadership in Wi-Fi Alliance initiatives,” said Edgar Figueroa, President and Chief Executive Officer, of the Wi-Fi Alliance. “This year marks Marvell’s sixth sequential recognition, underscoring the company’s ongoing commitment and participation in Wi-Fi Alliance technology certification and development activities.”

Marvell’s innovative Wi-Fi technology is a key foundation of its end-to-end “Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle” solutions including Internet of Things (IoT), Kinoma Create, Kinoma Connect software, 4G LTE mobile solutions, mobile storage, and other industry-leading products.

With Marvell’s portfolio of advanced wireless technology and integrated security, we help make sure your calls and digital entertainment activities don’t get dropped or intercepted.

Essentially, Marvell continues its involvement, award or no award, with the Wi-Fi alliance because we believe in the mission, and it provides the underlying technology that allows people to do great things — fun things — with their mobile devices. Whether it’s social media or socializing — like sending selfies — we want to do our part to ensure that today’s mobile to digital entertainment devices to tomorrow’s Internet of Things (IoT) work and work well together. That’s why Marvell keeps pushing forward, not only with its technology, but also addresses obstacles at an industry level, so users can seamlessly enjoy their technology devices.

To view Marvell’s wireless offerings go to: http://www.marvell.com/wireless/.

February 11th, 2015

Marvell Selected by The Linley Group as 2014 Analysts’ Choice Award Winner

By Amit Avivi, Product Marketing Manager

Linley Group Analyst AwardThe Linley Group has announced the winners of its annual Analysts’ Choice Awards, and we are thrilled to share the news that the Marvell Prestera® 98DX4251 has been selected as the Best Networking Chip of 2014. The Marvell Prestera 98DX4251 is our next-generation packet processor designed to enable performance- and cost-optimized solutions for a broad range of platforms in the service provider and campus environments.

Bob Wheeler, Principal Analyst, Networking at The Linley Group shared his thoughts with us on our award win, “We selected Marvell’s Prestera 98DX4251 packet processor as the Best Networking Chip because its feature set advanced the state-of-the-art for Carrier Ethernet aggregation switches. By offering five levels of carrier-class hierarchical QoS along with virtualization and tunneling capabilities, the 98DX4251 enables delivery of highly differentiated services in the access and aggregation layers of next-generation networks.”

The Linley Group Analysts’ Choice Awards recognize the top semiconductor products of 2014 in seven categories: PC/server processors, mobile processors, embedded processors, processor-IP cores, networking chips, mobile chips, and best technology. The team of technology analysts from The Linley Group evaluate the merits of the leading products based on the combined impact of performance, power, features and cost of each device for a given end system and market. You can read more about the 2014 Awards winners here.

We thank The Linley Group for honoring us with this award and recognizing the contributions of leading processor offerings in powering innovative capabilities for the industry.

September 5th, 2014

Marvell Kicks off NASDAQ Trading in New York

By Sue Kim, Director, Corporate Communications and PR

Marvell Executive Team Rings NASDAQ Bell

On Tuesday, Sept. 2nd Marvell’s executive team traveled to New York to ring the NASDAQ opening bell in Times Square. Our President and Co-Founder, Weili Dai delivered a passionate opening statement about our continued commitment to innovating for the “Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle.” It was an exciting day for Marvell, and a chance for us to take a step back with our 7,000 employees worldwide and look at all we’ve accomplished since our founding in 1995. Following the ringing of the bell, Sehat Sutardja, Weili Dai, Sukhi Nagesh and Mike Rashkin met with main stream media resulting in the report titled, “Marvell Hopes to Ride LTE Wave, Beat Broadcom, and Scoop up the Storage Market.”

Over that past 2 decades, Marvell has grown to be a $3.4 billion company, with offices in the U.S., Asia and Europe. Our world-class engineering and mixed-signal semiconductor design expertise allows Marvell to deliver critical building blocks to its customers and give them a competitive edge to succeed in today’s dynamic market. Today, Marvell is a global leader in providing complete solutions from mobile communications to storage, cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT) and digital entertainment.

As an embedded technology company committed to making our customers successful, it was a wonderful milestone to kick off the trading day at NASDAQ. We invite you to click on this link to recapture the moment at http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and join us as we celebrate not only where we have been, but all the new and exciting products we will continue to innovate for the future.