Sunday, January 3, 2010

Marvell Targets eReaders, Smartbooks, Tablets, Smartphones, Smart Display Dongles

Marvell is launching new ARMADA processors -- including a 2 GHz processor that achieves PC-class performance at a fraction of the power consumption -- aimed at always-connected devices, including eReaders, Smartbooks, Dual Books, Tablets, Smartphones, Smart Display Dongles, Plug computers, home entertainment, and office productivity devices.

Among the innovations that Marvell is showcasing at this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a new array of small form factor devices with various display outputs, such as HDMI, VGA, DVI, and Video Out. These smart dongles enable consumers to access content from one place -- the Internet or mobile handsets, for example, and display it on their living room TV screens. The Smart Display Dongle is the link to anytime, anywhere, any size live media delivery.

Marvell will also show its Mobile Hotspot technology that is designed to transform any consumer electronic device with an Internet connection into a wireless hotspot. This allows devices such as smartphones, digital cameras, personal media players, and personal navigation devices to operate as full featured Wi-Fi access points. In addition, Marvell will also showcase its new family of wireless devices delivering multifunction radios -- built from the ground up to outperform all standalone options for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM, and GPS.

"We're moving beyond the limits of the Internet age to bring consumers something new: the always-on lifestyle - anytime, anywhere and any size. Marvell's mission is to pioneer always-on living by giving consumers the power to experience rich live digital content -- voice, data, video, photos, music and news -- where ever they want it, whenever they want it and in the format they want it in," said Ms. Weili Dai, Marvell's Co-founder and Vice President and General Manager of Marvell Semiconductor's Consumer and Computing Business Unit. "

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