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Marvell Wireless Devices Selected As “Best 802.11g Chip Set” By The Linley Group

Sunnyvale, California (August 12, 2004) –

Marvell® (NASDAQ: MRVL), a technology leader in the development of extreme broadband communications and storage solutions, today announced that its industry-leading Marvell Libertas® Wireless LAN solution has been selected as the best 802.11g chip set by The Linley Group.   Marvell’s wireless devices were selected after a thorough analysis and in-depth product comparisons were conducted – the results of which appear in a new report titled, “A Guide to Wireless LAN Chip Sets,” by the Linley Group.

“We picked Marvell’s latest Libertas chip set because it offers excellent integration, range and battery life,” stated Bob Wheeler, senior analyst and co-author of the Linley Group report. “Additionally, the integration of several external components such as a power amplifier and radio chip allow the Marvell two-chip set to compare favorably to the single-chip designs.”

“We are honored by the Linley Group’s recognition of the Libertas devices as the best 802.11g chip set,” says Dr. James Chen, Product Marketing and Line Manager for WLAN Products, Marvell.  “This honor emphasizes the strength of Marvell’s wireless technology and solutions. Our market-leading features are the result of coupling advanced chipset technology with innovative SW functionality.  Together, they allow Marvell to offer end products that provide true innovation and unparallel levels of performance. To have our products chosen over all of the other competitors in this market speaks very highly for our technology and product vision.”

About Libertas WLAN Family

The Marvell Libertas family of 802.11g WLAN solutions includes the (88W8010/8335) client, (88W8000G/8510) access point, and (88W8010/8510H/88W6060) home gateway. In addition, Marvell also offers one-of-a-kind solutions for new, emerging Wireless LAN applications such as the All-into-1™ (88W8000G/8515), which combines many features in a small, portable form factor, and Marvell’s LiveAP™ (88W8010/8510) for embedded WLAN access point functionality in Multimedia Desktops and Notebooks. All Marvell Libertas 802.11g solutions provide best in class speed, range and security, as well as additional Marvell innovations for end user ease-of-use. Support for new security standards such as 802.11i, WPA2, and QoS extensions are included through dedicated on-chip HW extensions, as well as an advanced on-chip ARM9 microprocessor for individual product differentiation and advanced features.

About Marvell

Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) is the leading global semiconductor provider of complete broadband communications and storage 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 Sunnyvale, 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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