Profile: Marvell Technology Group Ltd (MRVL.O)
28 Aug 2015
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (Marvell), incorporated on January 11, 1995, is a fabless semiconductor provider of application-specific standard products. The Company develops System-on-a-Chip (SoC) devices. Its product portfolio includes devices for data storage, enterprise-class Ethernet data switching, Ethernet physical-layer transceivers (PHY), mobile handsets, connectivity, Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices and other consumer electronics. Its products serve diverse applications used in carrier, metropolitan, enterprise and PC-client data communications, and storage systems. In addition, the Company serves the consumer electronics market for the convergence of voice video and data applications. As a fabless integrated circuit company, the Company relies on independent, third-party contractors to perform manufacturing, assembly and test functions. The Company's offers its products to three markets: mobile and wireless, storage, and networking.
Mobile and Wireless
The Company's communications processors are integrated cellular SoC devices that enable mobile handset developers to address global system for mobile communication/enhanced data rates for GSM evolution (GSM/EDGE or 2G), wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA or 3G), time division synchronous code division multiple access (TD-SCDMA or China 3G) and 4G long-term evolution (LTE) mobile network standards. Its communication products include thin modems and applications processors in platforms for voice, computation and multimedia-intensive mobile applications for smartphones and tablets. It also offers thin modems, optimized multi-mode baseband modem devices without an application processor.
The Company offers a variety of connectivity solutions, including wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi), Bluetooth, near field communication (NFC) and frequency modulation (FM). These products are integrated into a variety of end customer devices, such as mobile phones, gaming devices, printers, video dongles tablets, in-car infotainment and smart appliances. Its products are positioned to deliver low-power and high-performance functionality with the latest technologies, such as Wi-Fi Certified Passpoint, Wi-Fi Certified Miracast, IEEE 802.11ac and Bluetooth Smart Ready. It has a wireless product portfolio that includes single stream 1x1, 2x2 multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) and 4x4 MIMO devices, as well as Global Navigation Satellite System hybrid location products.
The Company offers applications processors that are designed to deliver integration, multimedia performance and power consumption savings for mobile computing products. These products have been incorporated into tablets, notebooks, eReaders, gaming devices, scanners and educational devices. The Company incorporates a variety of other technologies into its platforms, depending on the needs of its customers and end products, including power management, GPS, memory, RF and memory.
The Company competes with Broadcom Corporation, MediaTek, Inc., QUALCOMM Incorporated and Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.
Hard disk drive (HDD) controllers provide input/output (I/O) interface control between the HDD and the host system. The Company supports a variety of host system interfaces, including serial ATA (SATA), SAS, peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) and universal serial bus (USB), which can support the complete range of enterprise, desktop and mobile HDDs. The Company supplies products to all of the hard drive manufacturers. Its solid-state drive (SSD) controller SoCs are targeted at the market for flash-based storage systems, for the enterprise, consumer and mobile computing markets, as well as for smartphones and tablets. It supports a variety of host system interfaces, including PCIe, SATA, SAS and emerging mobile standards.
The Company competes with Avago Technologies Ltd.
Ethernet connectivity is pervasive throughout networking infrastructures built for enterprise, small and medium business (SMBs), home office, service provider and data centers. The Company's Ethernet solutions address a variety of end customer products for those market spaces. Its Ethernet products include a selection of Ethernet Switches with market optimized advanced features, such as audio video bridging and network traffic management, that make networks more effective at delivering content, and range from low-power five port switches to multi terabit Ethernet SoC devices that can be interconnected to form massive network solutions; a selection of Ethernet Transceivers for both fiber and copper interconnect with power management, link security and time synchronization features that complement its Ethernet Switch and Embedded Communication Processors, and a family of single-chip network interface devices offered in small form factor with low-power consumption and targeted for client-server network interface cards.
The Company's range of ARM-based SoC embedded communication processors provide multi-processor architectures optimized to consume low power while simultaneously delivering high-performance per watt. Communication processors provide a combination of I/O peripherals, including Ethernet, SATA, SAS, PCIe and USB and are suited to a range of end customer networking applications, such as home gateways, networked storage, point-of-service terminals, routers, switches and wireless application points and base stations.
The Company's family of network processors offer high-performance-per-watt programmable solutions suited to applications, such as in carrier Ethernet access, aggregation, mobile backhaul, transport and mobile cloud platforms. The Company's Ethernet passive optical network and gigabit passive optical network products consist of an integrated Gateway-on-a-Chip solution, Ethernet and packet processing, voice processing, power management and applications processor.
The Company competes with Cavium, Inc., Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. and Intel Corporation.
The Company's printer SoC products power laser and ink printers and multi-function peripherals. These SoCs include a family of printer-specific standard products, as well as full-custom printer ASICs. The Company's smart home products are designed to enable connected consumer platforms, and to enhance the eco-friendly Connected Lifestyle throughout the home, and include platforms for set-top boxes (STBs), video dongles, such as Google Chromecast, smart lighting and smart appliances.
Marvell Technology Group Ltd
Canon's Court, 22 Victoria Stree
HAMILTON HM 12