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Marvell Technology Reports First Quarter Results

$804M Revenues for First Quarter, Up 27 Percent on Prior Year; GAAP Net Income of $70 Million

Santa Clara, California (May 29, 2008) – arvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL), a leader in storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions, today reported financial results for the first fiscal quarter, ended May 3, 2008.

Net revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 was $804 million, an increase of 27 percent over $635 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2008, ended April 28, 2007, and a 5 percent sequential decline from $845 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008, ended February 2, 2008.

Net income under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) was $69.9 million, or $0.11 per share (diluted), for the first quarter of fiscal 2009, compared with a net loss under GAAP of $52.8 million, or $0.09 per share (diluted), for the first quarter of fiscal 2008. In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 net income under GAAP was $1.3 million, or $0.00 per share (diluted).

“We are pleased with our first quarter results,” said Dr. Sehat Sutardja, Marvell chairman and chief executive. “We surpassed our revenue targets, despite an uncertain economic environment and continuing pricing pressures in our core markets. Cost cutting initiatives implemented in prior periods also paid off, improving Marvell’s performance. We surpassed our long term gross margin goal of 50 percent and made significant progress toward our long term operating margin goal of 20 percent, on a recurring non-GAAP basis.”

Despite normal seasonal declines in the hard-disk drive market, first quarter sales were flat sequentially. In the cellular and mobile device market, revenues were in-line with prior expectations, with strong demand for the Company’s EDGE communication processors. Marvell achieved an important milestone as it began volume shipments of its next-generation 3G High Speed Download Packet Access (HSDPA) communications processor to a key smartphone supplier in the first fiscal quarter. Demand in the enterprise networking market reflected positive acceptance of Metro-Ethernet products, offset by normal seasonal declines in sales of enterprise system controller products.

Company-wide operating efficiencies, together with stronger than expected sales of 802.11N wireless connectivity devices, Network Attached Storage (NAS) processors and growth in demand for printer system-on-a chip products, led to higher than expected GAAP net income and revenues during the first fiscal quarter.

Shares used to compute GAAP net income per share (diluted), for the first quarter fiscal 2009 increased to 624 million shares, compared with 587 million shares in first quarter of fiscal 2008 and 627 million shares in the fourth quarter fiscal 2008.

Marvell reports net income (loss) and basic and diluted net income (loss) per share in accordance with GAAP and additionally on a non-GAAP basis. A discussion of Marvell’s use of these non-GAAP financial measures is set forth below. Reconciliations of GAAP net income (loss) to non-GAAP net income for the three months ended May 3, 2008, February 2, 2008 and April 28, 2007, respectively, appear in the financial statements below. Non-GAAP net income, where applicable, excludes the effect of stock-based compensation, amortization and write-offs of acquired intangible assets and restructuring costs.

Non-GAAP gross margin for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 was 52 percent, compared to non-GAAP gross margin of 48.7 percent for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 and non-GAAP gross margin of 48.9 percent for the first quarter of fiscal 2008.

During the first fiscal quarter Marvell received a one-time payment of $24.5 million from its directors and officers liability insurers in connection with pending securities litigation related to Marvell’s past stock option granting practices, including the previously disclosed tentative settlement of the shareholder derivative litigation. The payment was credited against the Company’s fiscal first quarter 2009 operating expenses. This one-time payment offsets the previously disclosed $16 million accrual charge taken during the fourth fiscal quarter of 2008.

Separately, as previously disclosed, during the first fiscal quarter 2009 Marvell entered into a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in connection with the SEC’s investigation into the Company’s past stock option granting practices. Marvell agreed to pay a $10 million civil penalty in connection with the settlement, which was charged to operating expenses during the first fiscal quarter.

Non-GAAP net income increased to $150.4 million, or $0.24 per share (diluted) for the first quarter of fiscal 2009, a 381 percent increase as compared with non-GAAP net income of $31.3 million, or $0.05 per share (diluted), for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 and an increase of 22 percent over non-GAAP net income of $122.9 million, or $0.20 per share (diluted) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008.

Shares used to compute non-GAAP net income per diluted share for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 was 624 million shares, compared with 634 million shares for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 and 627 million shares for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008.

Marvell will be conducting a conference call today at 1:45 p.m. PST to discuss its first quarter business. The call is being webcast by Thomson/CCBN and can be accessed at Marvell’s web site at The webcast is also being distributed through Thomson StreetEvents Network. Individual investors can listen to the call at, Thomson’s individual investor portal, powered by StreetEvents. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson StreetEvents (, a password-protected event management site. The conference call will also be available via the web at Please visit the Investor Events section. Replay on the Internet will be available until May 3, 2009.

Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Non-GAAP net income consists of net income (loss) excluding stock-based compensation expense as well as charges related to acquisitions and other charges and gains that are driven primarily by discrete events that management does not consider to be directly related to Marvell’s core operating performance. Non-GAAP net income per share is calculated by dividing non-GAAP net income by adjusted GAAP weighted average shares outstanding (diluted). For purposes of calculating non-GAAP net income per share, the calculation of GAAP weighted average shares outstanding (diluted) is adjusted to exclude the benefits of compensation costs attributable to future services and not yet recognized in the financial statements that are treated as proceeds assumed to be used to repurchase shares under the GAAP treasury stock method and also includes the dilutive/antidilutive effects of warrants, common stock options and restricted stock.

Marvell believes that the presentation of non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share provides important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to the company’s financial condition and results of operations. While Marvell uses non-GAAP financial measures as a tool to enhance its understanding of certain aspects of its financial performance, Marvell does not consider these measures to be a substitute for, or superior to, the information provided by GAAP financial measures. Consistent with this approach, Marvell believes that disclosing non-GAAP financial measures to the readers of its financial statements provides such readers with useful supplemental data that, while not a substitute for GAAP financial measures, allows for greater transparency in the review of its financial and operational performance. For further information regarding why Marvell believes that these non-GAAP measures provide useful information to investors, the specific manner in which management uses these measures, and some of the limitations associated with the use of these measures, please refer to Marvell’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed today with the SEC. The Form 8-K is available on the SEC’s website at as well as on the Marvell website in the Investors Relations section at

About Marvell

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a 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), Marvell Software Solutions Israel, Ltd., and Marvell Semiconductor Germany 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

Forward-Looking Statements

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