SOURCE: Futuremark Corporation

December 20, 2006 09:00 ET

Marvell Enters Futuremark Benchmark Development Programs

Broadband IC Communications Solutions Leader Looks to BDP for Handheld Performance Analysis

SARATOGA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 20, 2006 -- The world's leading developer of system performance-analysis software and services for smartphones and handheld devices, Futuremark Corporation, announced today that Marvell® (NASDAQ: MRVL) is joining its handheld focused benchmark development programs. Marvell has enrolled in Futuremark's Handheld BDP, VGMark BDP, and has licensed Futuremark's recently announced SimulationMark ES2.0 benchmark.

"Joining our handheld benchmark development programs is a logical decision for Marvell. This world-leading semiconductor company specializes in solutions that drive the future of handheld products," said Oliver Baltuch, Futuremark's VP of Sales and Marketing, North America. "Our handheld BDPs and benchmarks will provide accurate performance data at every stage of their development, yielding better performing products and technologies for their enterprise customers and the consumer market."

"Marvell is pleased to use Futuremark's suite of performance analysis tools for our platform development benchmarking projects for our newly launched Marvell PXA3xx application processors," stated Gary Forni, Director of Platform Enabling, Cellular and Handheld Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group at Marvell.

Marvell is an industry leader in storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions, with products found in an array of digital consumer appliances and enterprise networks. Marvell has a history of developing innovative market-leading technologies that power a vast range of consumer electronics critical to the connectivity backbone of today's digital lifestyle. Marvell's diverse product portfolio includes enterprise and consumer level solutions that are very influential in today's communications infrastructure.

Futuremark Corporation has created a family of industry-standard handheld platform test suites which enable the full spectrum of companies in the delivery chain to properly validate their products' and technologies' performance. 3DMarkMobile06 is the OpenGL® ES 1.0 and 1.1 graphics performance gauge. SPMarkJava06 is an extensive Mobile Java MIDP 2.0 and JSR184/M3G performance measurement tool. VGMark07 provides vector graphics performance measurement. SimulationMark ES2.0 enables pre-silicon performance testing of OpenGL® ES 2.0 designs.

About Futuremark® Corporation

Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs and smartphones. Futuremark® is known around the world for its benchmark products, including the 3DMark® and PCMark® Series, SPMark™ and VGMark™ (with more than 30 million copies distributed worldwide) and value-added services powered by a database of over 14 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark® maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com.

About Marvell Technology Group Ltd.

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

© 2006 Futuremark® Corporation. 3DMark®, PCMark®, SPMark™ and VGMark trademarks and logos, Futuremark® character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. OpenGL® and the oval logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Silicon Graphics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries worldwide. Marvell® is a trademark of Marvell. All other trademarks are property of their respective companies.

Contact Information

  • Company Contact:

    Futuremark Corporation
    Phone: +1-408-517-0910
    Oliver Baltuch
    Vice President of Sales and Marketing, North America
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