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Marvell Introduces Yukon Ultra – World’s Highest Performance, Lowest Power PCIe™ Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Company to exhibit Microsoft™ Vista ready Gigabit Controller at Spring IDF

Santa Clara, California (March 7, 2006) – arvell, (NASDAQ: MRVL), the leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, today introduced the next generation of Marvell’s industry leading Yukon family of Ethernet controllers  -  Marvell Yukon™ Ultra.  The Yukon Ultra controller is the world’s highest performance, lowest power PCI Express™ Gigabit Ethernet solution for notebook and desktop PCs.  Marvell is exhibiting the Microsoft™ Vista ready product at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco. 

The Yukon Ultra is part of Marvell’s family of pin-compatible Ethernet controllers for PCs.  The Yukon family’s pin-compatibility provides PC vendors with the flexibility to leverage a single motherboard design across a broad range of consumer and enterprise platforms.   The latest addition to the Yukon pin-compatible family further enhances Marvell’s leadership position by providing the lowest power solutions for notebooks to enable improved battery life for users.  Yukon Ultra delivers greater than 30% power savings over similar competing solutions while offering the industry’s highest throughput. 

The Yukon Ultra is optimized for multi core processors and delivers on the promise of Gigabit Ethernet by providing the highest performance for Ethernet controllers.  The controller also features Marvell's innovative Virtual Cable Tester™ (VCT) technology to enable quick identification and resolution of cabling problems.

Marvell is recognized as the industry leader in wired and wireless networking technology, creating innovative solutions that deliver the industry’s fastest data rates and lowest power requirements.  Marvell has revolutionized the networking industry by pioneering cutting edge technologies such as Gigabit Ethernet, consumer WLAN, 802.11n silicon creation and the creation of home media vault products.  The company continues to build on this track record of innovation with the Yukon Ultra controller.  The Yukon Ultra will offer a new level of performance and power conservation for Gigabit Ethernet controllers for PCs.

“The Marvell Yukon family of  Ethernet controllers has become an industry standard and Yukon Ultra enables PC manufacturers to create platforms that deliver the outstanding performance and sophisticated power savings demanded in both the consumer and enterprise markets,” said David Young, Vice President and General Manager, Connectivity Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group.  “By providing pin compatibility Marvell is enabling our OEM partners to leverage existing system designs, guaranteeing quick time to market and shorter design cycles.”

To view a demonstration of the Marvell Yukon Ultra, please visit the Marvell booth at IDF, March 7-9, 2006 in the Moscone South Convention Center in San Francisco, CA.  For further information about the Yukon family please contact a Marvell sales representative or distributor through the Company’s website at:

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Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is the leader in storage, communications and consumer silicon 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 Santa Clara, 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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