Profile: Marvell Technology Group Ltd (MRVL.OQ)
17 Feb 2017
Marvell Technology Group Ltd., incorporated on January 11, 1995, is a fabless semiconductor provider of application-specific standard products. The Company is engaged in the design, development and sale of integrated circuits. The Company develops System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and System-in-a-Package (SiP) devices. Its product portfolio includes devices for data storage, enterprise-class Ethernet data switching, Ethernet physical-layer transceivers (PHY), wireless connectivity, Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices and multimedia solutions. Its products serve various applications used in carrier, metropolitan, enterprise and personal computer (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. The Company relies on independent, third-party contractors to perform manufacturing, assembly and test functions. The Company offers its products to sectors, including storage, networking, and mobile and wireless.
The Company's offerings under storage sector include hard disk drive (HDD) controllers, solid-state drive controllers, HDD components and enterprise storage solutions. Its HDD controllers provide input/output (I/O) interface control between HDD and the host system. The Company supports a range of host system interfaces, including serial advanced technology attachment (SATA), statistical analysis system (SAS), peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) and universal serial bus (USB), which supports a range of enterprise, desktop and mobile HDDs. The Company supplies products to various hard drive manufacturers. It also offers hybrid HDD controller solutions.
The Company's 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 range of host system interfaces, including PCIe, SATA, SAS and non-volatile memory express (NVMe). The Company is engaged in the HDD preamps and motor combo drivers business. It develops software enabled silicon solutions for enterprise, data centers and cloud computing businesses. Its solutions include SATA port multipliers, bridges, SATA, SAS and NVMe redundant array of independent disks controllers, and converged storage processors.
The Company's offerings under networking sector include Ethernet solutions, embedded communication processors and network processors. Its Ethernet products include a selection of Ethernet Switches with market optimized features, such as audio video bridging and network traffic management and range from low-power five port switches to multi terabit Ethernet SoC devices that can be interconnected to form 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 ultra-small form factor with low-power consumption and targeted for client-server network interface cards.
The Company's range of 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. Its network processors also offer over one gigabit through approximately 100-gigabit Ethernet connectivity into a multi-hundred gigabit Ethernet pipeline that is suited for software-defined networking.
Mobile and Wireless
The Company's offerings under mobile and wireless sector include communications and applications processors, connectivity solutions, mobile computing and other technologies. It offers thin modems, optimized multi-mode baseband modem devices without an application processor. The Company offers a range of connectivity solutions, including wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi), Bluetooth, global positioning system (GPS) and ZigBee. These products are integrated into a range of end customer devices, such as gaming devices, printers, enterprise solutions, video dongles tablets, in-car infotainment and smart appliances. It has a wireless product portfolio that includes single stream 1x1, as well as multi-stream 2x2 and 4x4 multiple input multiple output (MIMO) devices. It is also developing 8x8 MIMO 802.11ax solutions.
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, e-readers, gaming devices, scanners and educational devices. The Company incorporates a range of other technologies into its platforms, depending on the needs of its customers and end products, including power management, GPS, radio frequency (RF) and memory.
The Company's other products include printing solutions and smart home products. Its 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 application-specific integrated circuits. The Company's smart home products are designed to enable connected consumer platforms and include platforms for set-top boxes, video dongles, such as Google Chromecast and smart appliances.
The Company competes with Broadcom Limited, Broadcom Corporation, MediaTek, Inc., QUALCOMM Incorporated, Spreadtrum Communications, Inc., Cavium, Inc., NXP Semiconductors and Intel Corporation.
Marvell Technology Group Ltd
Canon's Court, 22 Victoria Stree
HAMILTON HM 12