January 06, 2011 07:01 ET

Funambol, Marvell & chumby Showcase Mobile Cloud Connected Devices at CES

Open source cloud technology simplifies wireless sharing of rich media and more

REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 6, 2011) - Funambol, the open source mobile cloud company, today announced that it will demonstrate the wireless sharing of data and content across consumer devices via the cloud in conjunction with Marvell, a leader in integrated silicon solutions and chumby, an app player for connected devices. This connected device showcase will be held in Marvell's booth (#30642) at the Consumer Electronics Show where attendees can get a first glimpse of this solution.

The showcase illustrates how easy it is to share data and media across devices. For example, it portrays how users can take photos and videos on mobile phones and tablets, and display them on a chumby Internet media display. It is powered by Funambol's open source mobile cloud software, which is compatible with billions of devices.

"Mobile devices such as smartphones are now the center of the connected lifestyle – and they're only getting smarter," said Iri Trashanski, Senior Director, Strategic Alliances & New Initiatives at Marvell. "Working with its partners, Marvell has enabled a generation of devices that act as a hub to every other touch point in the lives of consumers – from printers to smart furnishings to cars and beyond. Marvell is leading the path to help build a better connected world through technology that is driving the reliability, connectivity, graphics and quality of experience the connected lifestyle demands."

"The connected device category is rapidly growing to encompass more than just smartphones or tablets, but a wide variety of devices, from vending machines to vehicle communication systems," said Amit Chawla, Funambol CEO. "We are excited to bring this vision to life with Marvell and chumby at CES, and to illustrate how open source facilitates universal device and content connectivity."

"As both a software and hardware company, we know firsthand the importance of bringing a rich and personalized Internet experience to a multitude of connected products," said Derrick Oien, chumby CEO. "With a range of chumby powered devices, we look forward to working with Funambol and Marvell to showcase the ease in which people can enjoy their favorite Internet content via the cloud."

About Funambol

Funambol is the open source mobile cloud company for billions of mobile phones and connected devices. Funambol open source has been downloaded millions of times by 50,000 developers in 200 countries, making it the #1 mobile open source server project. The commercial version of Funambol has been deployed by top mobile operators, device manufacturers, internet companies, service providers and ISVs. For more information, visit

About chumby industries

chumby industries, based in San Diego, is a software company that works with consumer electronics OEMs to bring a rich and personalized Internet experience to a multitude of connected products, ranging from devices as simple as clock radios to high-definition televisions. The open chumby platform enables developers to easily create Flash content for chumby-powered devices resulting in a constantly growing catalog of more than 1,500 applications in 30 different categories.

About Marvell

Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL) is a 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

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