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BARCELONA, SPAIN-3GSM World Congress – February 12, 2007 – ACCESS CO., LTD., and Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), today announced they will be demonstrating the ACCESS Linux Platform™ software running on Marvell’s s new generation of application processors designed for feature handsets, smartphones, GPS navigation systems, wireless handhelds and other consumer electronic devices. The demonstrations can be seen in ACCESS’ booth at this year’s 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Spain (Feb. 12 – 15).
The Marvell and ACCESS demonstration highlights the performance and cost optimization for high volume handheld devices enabled by the combination of the Marvell PXA320 (Monahan-P) and ACCESS Linux Platform.
The Marvell PXA3xx family of application processors (internally named Monahans) based on third generation of Intel® XScale technology was designed for cost efficiency by offering a broad roadmap that is architecturally consistent for maximum software re-use. Marvell silicon provides the headroom for advanced applications with intelligent power management allowing manufacturers to differentiate current and future offerings.
ACCESS Linux Platform is the industry’s first truly integrated, commercial grade Linux®-based platform designed for smartphones and converged mobile devices. The ACCESS Linux Platform is designed to provide handset and device manufacturers, operators and application developers with an open, extensible and unifying platform to develop, distribute and enhance a wide variety of mobile phones and converged devices while carrying on the hallmarks of the Garnet™ OS (formerly know as Palm OS®) operating system including an innovative and user friendly User Interface design.
“The PXA3xx family of application processors from Marvell provides the flexibility to address the requirements and meet the needs of handset and device manufacturers, operators and third party application developers,” said Tomihisa Kamada, ACCESS co-founder and CTO. “The PXA3xx series coupled with the ACCESS Linux Platform will provide our licensees with an ideal solution for building state-of-the art mobile phones and converged devices.”
“We are excited to work with ACCESS to provide the mobile phone and converged device markets with a solution that we believe will enable them to get to speed their time to market,” said Gary Forni, Director of Platform Enabling, Marvell Semiconductor. “The ACCESS Linux Platform together with the PXA3xx family of application process will provide customers the flexibility to address a variety of markets with ultra low power, high performance, innovative products.”
Marvell and ACCESS Demonstration
The demonstration of the ACCESS Linux Platform software running on the Marvell PXA3xx application processor will be shown in the ACCESS booth throughout the 3GSM World Congress.
The ACCESS booth is located in the Courtyard of the Fira de Barcelona in CY06. The 3GSM World Congress 2007 will be held Monday, February 12 – Thursday, February 15 at the Fira de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.
Exhibit hours are:
Monday 12th February: 09.00 – 19.00
Tuesday 13th February: 09.00 – 19.00
Wednesday 14th February: 09.00 – 19.00
Thursday 15th February: 09.00 – 17.00
About the Marvell PXA3xx Family
The PXA3xx family (Monahans), based on the third generation of Intel® XScale technology, was designed for cost efficiency by offering a broad road map that is architecturally consistent for maximum software reuse. Marvell silicon provides headroom for advanced applications with intelligent power management allowing manufacturers to differentiate current and future offerings. All PXA3xx products feature frequency scalability to allow the best power and performance.
The PXA320 offers scalable performance to 800 MHz and enables outstanding compute and video performance for high-end, multimedia cell phones and PDAs, industrial embedded solutions, and enterprise-class devices
The PXA310 is a cost-effective solution with up to 624 MHz power-efficient compute performance, hardware video acceleration, and DRM security with exceptional battery life
The PXA300 processor, with scalable performance to 624 MHz and video performance capabilities, enables the development of cost-efficient smartphones, industrial embedded solutions, and handheld devices such as GPS.
ACCESS Linux Platform
The ACCESS Linux Platform is the industry’s first fully integrated, commercial grade Linux®-based platform for mobile phones and converged devices. The ACCESS Linux Platform includes a Garnet™ OS (formerly known as Palm OS®) compatibility layer, known as Garnet™ VM. ACCESS has publicly demonstrated that most properly written 68K-based Garnet OS applications will run on ACCESS Linux Platform-based devices with little or no modification.
ACCESS recently announced that the Product Development Kit (PDK) for the ACCESS Linux Platform is now available to licensees.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is the leader in 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, 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, Calif., and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL. MSI may be contacted at +1 (408) 222-2500 or at www.marvell.com.
About ACCESS CO., LTD.
ACCESS CO., LTD., is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront™ browser, Garnet™ OS (formerly Palm OS®) and the ACCESS Linux Platform provide customers with solutions that enable faster time-to-market, flexibility and customizability. The Company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates 29 subsidiaries and affiliates within Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Index under the number 4813.
For more information about ACCESS, please visit www.access-company.com
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