Marvell Award-winning Qdeo Video Processor Selected By Thaicom To Deliver Vivid Hd Experiences With

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Marvell Award-Winning Qdeo Video Processor Selected by Thaicom to Deliver Vivid

HD Experiences With DTV Super PVR Set-Top Boxes

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Mar. 26 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

          Marvell's 88DE2710 video format converter drives an immersive

                             viewing experience

    Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL), a leader in storage, communications, and consumer

silicon solutions, today announced that its Marvell(R) 88DE2710 video format

converter with Qdeo(TM) technology is featured in Thaicom's standard

definition set-top box, DTV Super PVR, developed for the emerging Asian

markets. Further integrating Marvell's technology in consumer video products

worldwide, Thaicom's set-top boxes leverage Qdeo processing technology and

are designed to deliver consistently high quality 1080p images, vivid

true-to-life pictures, and an immersive home-theater experience.



    "Our new set-top boxes, powered by Marvell's Qdeo processing, deliver a

vivid HD experience that will impress consumers," said Mr. Teerayuth

Boonchote, Vice President of Thaicom. "By providing the conversion of

standard definition content to a near-HD viewing experience, Marvell has

enabled us to provide premium viewing for our customers."

    Marvell's award-winning Qdeo processing has unique versatility allowing

it to serve a broad range of applications including HDTVs, Blu-ray

players/recorders and set-top boxes.

    Marvell currently believes that the set-top box market offers a

substantial opportunity for Marvell's Qdeo video processing technology.

According to Gartner's Electronic Equipment Production Forecast from February

2009's Semiconductor Forecast database, annual set-top box revenues will top

$5.2 billion by 2013.

    "There is a rapidly growing demand for high quality video in the Asian

markets," said Gaurav Shah, Director of Product Marketing of the Digital

Entertainment Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group at

Marvell Semiconductor. "With Marvell's Qdeo technology, we believe DTV Super

PVR will amaze Thaicom's customers by delivering superior quality with clear,

pristine images."

    Thaicom's set-top boxes are now available in Thailand and other Asian

markets. Thaicom Public Company Limited (formerly named Shin Satellite) was

founded in 1991 by Shin Corporation Plc.

    About Qdeo Technology

    Qdeo video processing, delivers rich, high-definition quality through a

suite of advanced QuietVideo(TM) technologies, providing quiet, natural video

free of noise and artifacts. Per-pixel noise and compression artifact

reduction removes noise inherent in digital video, and per-pixel

motion-adaptive 3D de-interlacing removes jaggies and eliminates feathering.

Adaptive Contrast Enhancement (ACE) and Intelligent Color Remapping (ICR)

render rich and vivid images. For more information on Qdeo, visit

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    About Marvell

    Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a leader in the development of storage,

communications, and consumer silicon solutions. The company'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 terms "company" and "Marvell" refer to Marvell

Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, visit

    Marvell(R) is a registered trademark of Marvell or its affiliates.

Qdeo(TM) and QuietVideo(TM) are trademarks of Marvell or its affiliates.

Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

    For Further Information Contact:

    Marvell Media Relations         Marvell Media Relations

    Tate Tran                       Diane Vanasse

    Tel: 408.222.7522               Tel: 408.242.0027      

    SOURCE Marvell

    CONTACT: Tate Tran, +1-408-222-7522,, or Diane Vanasse,

+1-408-242-0027,, both of Marvell Media Relations




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