Santa Clara, California (July 23, 2012) – Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) and Wilocity today announced a new initiative to bring tri-band Wi-Fi solutions enabled with 802.11ad to market. Marvell has chosen Wilocity, the leading developer of 60 GHz multi-gigabit wireless chipsets, to accelerate Marvell’s deployment of WiGig-compliant wireless platforms for computing, networking infrastructure and consumer electronics.
Wilocity and Marvell’s collaboration will deliver highly mobile, thin, light platforms that do not sacrifice performance and functionality with the first truly wireless bus extension (WBE) - eliminating the need for cables and freeing devices from physical size constraints. When combined with Marvell’s market-leading Avastar® devices, the WiGig solution enables advanced applications like wireless docking, high-speed synch and low latency wireless connections to displays.
“60GHz wireless is an exciting in-room multi-gigabit Wi-Fi technology that enhances end users’ wireless experience and has the potential to eliminate more wires from consumers’ homes,” said Sameer Bidichandani, senior director of technology strategy at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. “We look forward to collaborating with Wilocity to deliver cutting-edge WiGig products to the market that maintain compatibility with hundreds of millions of existing Wi-Fi devices.”
“We are honored to be teaming with an industry leader like Marvell to accelerate the momentum of 60GHz in the market,” said Dror Meiri, vice president of business development for Wilocity. “Together we will continue to lead the way to set new standards in truly wireless and ultra high-speed wireless connectivity and display solutions.”About Marvell
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a world leader in the development of storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell'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 term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, visit Marvell.com.About Wilocity
Founded in March 2007, Wilocity is developing next-generation 60 GHz multi-gigabit wireless chipsets for both the mobile computing platform and peripheral markets that will enable mobile device manufacturers to deliver the thin and light platforms that consumers want without sacrificing the performance and functionality that consumers need. Based on the Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig) specification, Wilocity's technology will enable truly multi-gigabit wireless for a wide range of applications from I/O to networking to video. Backed by high profile investors including Benchmark Capital, Sequoia Capital, and Tallwood Partners, Wilocity is born out of a unique combination of deep industry experience, success, and passion for wireless technology, leadership in the WiGig and Wi-Fi Alliances, and proven engineering innovation. For more information, please visit wilocity.com.