Wi-Fi Alliance Selects Marvell TopDog WLAN for 802.11n Test Bed

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), the leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, announced that the Marvell(R) TopDog(TM) WLAN solutions have been selected to be part of the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED(TM) 802.11n draft 2.0 test bed, demonstrating Marvell’s continuous dedication to the development of next-generation WLAN technology.

Marvell’s TopDog products were the first available 802.11n WLAN solutions and are among the first to achieve Wi-Fi 802.11n certification. A recognized leader in the 802.11 WLAN market, Marvell has been integral to the development and definition of the 802.11n standard and the Wi-Fi test plan and test bed.

TopDog solutions provide unprecedented levels of wireless connectivity with higher throughput and increased range compared to previous 802.11-based solutions, as well as exceptional bandwidth for video, voice, data, and multimedia streaming applications.

“We congratulate Marvell on achieving selection to the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 802.11n draft 2.0 test bed,” said Wi-Fi Alliance managing director Frank Hanzlik. “Their participation in the development of this program has been instrumental in the achievement of an industry-wide certification for next-generation Wi-Fi products.”

Marvell TopDog chips are compliant with the IEEE 802.11n draft 2.0 specification, and are fully interoperable with the other featured devices in the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED test bed. Through rigorous interoperability testing, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED helps ensure the security, stability, and compatibility of 802.11n devices, resulting in the rapid adoption of Wi-Fi products.

“Marvell’s selection into the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED test bed illustrates our dedication to providing a stable, reliable platform that delivers a comprehensive set of next-generation wireless features,” said Dr. Paramesh Gopi, vice president and general manager of the Embedded and Emerging Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group at Marvell.

In addition, Marvell TopDog technology is part of the Wi-Fi Protected Setup(TM) test bed, an optional certification program for secure setup in home Wi-Fi networks. TopDog can be found in consumer products such as access points and client adaptors from Netgear, Gateway, and D-Link.

About Marvell
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is the leader in 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, 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, California and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL. MSI may be contacted at (408) 222-2500.

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