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Marvell Unveils New High Performance Ethernet Switching Family

Prestera CX Family Sets New Performance Milestones in Ethernet Switching for Data Centers, Cloud Computing and Enterprise Networking

Santa Clara, California (November 17, 2008) – arvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), a leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, today introduced the Marvell® Prestera® CX family of high performance 40GbE and 100GbE switches, which builds on the proven strengths of the Prestera architecture. The new family reduces the power footprint in the datacenter while enabling applications such as server virtualization, cloud computing, and Software as a Service.

“Ethernet is evolving from a LAN interconnect to a converged and enhanced services fabric.” said Awais Nemat, vice president, Enterprise Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group at Marvell. “Continuous advancements in data center and compute architectures are creating new paradigms for service delivery, reliability and resiliency that we believe are necessary for next generation applications. The Prestera CX family is purpose-built to provide Marvell’s customers the necessary silicon platform for building the next generation infrastructure.”

The first implementations of the Marvell Prestera CX family are designed to break new ground in integration, performance and features by providing 40GbE support, fiber channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support, Data Center Bridging (DCB), Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) features and a low latency mode. The new family enables more effective use of network bandwidth by offering port capacities ranging from 8 to 48 ports of 10GbE as well as multiple 40GbE ports

Pricing and Availability

The Prestera CX family product line is priced from $200 to $900 depending on the device and application. Samples are expected in the late fourth quarter of this calendar year. For more information on Marvell’s Prestera technology, or other switching solutions, please contact a Marvell sales representative or visit

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Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a leader in the development of 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. For more information, visit

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