VeriSilicon Licenses ZSP G3 Cores to Marvell

Marvell Selects VeriSilicon’s Technology for Digital Entertainment and Mobile Application Processor Platform Solutions

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--VeriSilicon Holdings Co. Ltd. (VeriSilicon), a world-class, custom silicon solutions and semiconductor IP provider, announced a licensing agreement for ZSP G3 cores with Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL). The agreement includes the Dual-MAC ZSP800M and ZSP880M synthesizable DSP cores which are area and power optimized for efficient mobile application and digital entertainment platform solutions.

The Dual-MAC ZSP architecture offers the best balance of high performance, power efficiency and lower cost to support the increasing feature convergence in mobile and digital entertainment application platforms and enable prolonged battery life. Ease of use, as well as customer support, are two advantages in licensing VeriSilicon’s ZSP cores.

“We are very pleased that Marvell has decided to leverage our ZSP cores and software solutions to develop reusable platform architectures to effectively address the diverse and demanding requirements of consumer digital entertainment and mobile processing applications,” said Dr. Wayne Dai, founder, chairman, president and CEO, VeriSilicon. “A scalable solution from VeriSilicon provides a significant cost savings advantage, expedited time-to-market, a robust and flexible technology solution, at the lowest risk. We are very proud to be a trusted and valuable technology provider to Marvell.”

“We are quite impressed with the area and power efficiency of the Dual-MAC ZSP800M core, combined with the ease of programming on the ZSP architecture,” said Ivan Lee, VP of mobile products at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. “VeriSilicon’s ZSP-based HD-audio and voice software solutions will provide us with faster time-to-market advantages necessary to meet the growing demands of the mobile platform solutions for use in tablets and smartphones.”

Marvell is also using VeriSilicon’s high-performance Quad-MAC ZSP800 core and field-proven suite of HD-audio software solutions in the award-winning Marvell® ARMADA® 1000 HD Media Processor SoC and the recently introduced Marvell ARMADA 1500 Media Processor SoC. These chips are ideal for applications such as Blu-ray players, digital media adapters, HD-STB and HDTVs.

About VeriSilicon:

Founded in 2002, VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. ("VeriSilicon") is a fast growing IC (integrated circuit) design foundry providing custom silicon solutions and SoC (System-on-A-Chip) turnkey services. VeriSilicon's technology solutions combine licensable digital signal processing (ZSP) cores, eDRAM, value-added mixed signal IP portfolio and other star IP into a SoC platform that extends below 40nm process technologies. These platforms benefit a wide range of consumer electronics devices such as cellular phone, media tablet, HDTV, set top box, Blu-ray DVD player, and home gateway. VeriSilicon's design and manufacturing services provide differentiation based on specific customer requirements that range from initial SoC specification and embedded software to backend design implementation and volume production, utilizing multiple foundry partners, assembly and test companies in Asia and US. VeriSilicon currently has research and development centers in Shanghai and Beijing, China; Santa Clara and Dallas, US; Oulu, Finland; with sales and customer support offices in Santa Clara, US; Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen, China; Tokyo, Japan; and Taipei, Taiwan; Seoul, Korea; Nice, France and Munich, Germany. For more information, please visit www.verisilicon.com.

About Marvell:

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a world leader in the development of storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell'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 term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, visit Marvell.com.

Contacts

VeriSilicon Company Contact:
Bill Wang, +1-408-844-8560
Corporate VP of Business Development
press@verisilicon.com
or
VeriSilicon Press Contacts:
Shelton Group for VeriSilicon
Stacey Gaswirth, +1-972-239-5119 x 132
sgaswirth@sheltongroup.com
or
Katie Olivier, +1-972-239-5119 x 128
kolivier@sheltongroup.com

Release Summary

VeriSilicon Holdings Co. Ltd (VeriSilicon), a world-class, custom silicon solutions and semiconductor IP provider, announced a licensing agreement for DSP cores with Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL).

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Contacts

VeriSilicon Company Contact:
Bill Wang, +1-408-844-8560
Corporate VP of Business Development
press@verisilicon.com
or
VeriSilicon Press Contacts:
Shelton Group for VeriSilicon
Stacey Gaswirth, +1-972-239-5119 x 132
sgaswirth@sheltongroup.com
or
Katie Olivier, +1-972-239-5119 x 128
kolivier@sheltongroup.com