Press releases from December 2006


Marvell Enters Futuremark Benchmark Development Programs

December 20, 2006 - Nicklas Renqvist


Marvell Enters Futuremark Benchmark Development Programs

Broadband IC communications solutions leader looks to BDP for handheld performance analysis



Saratoga, CA - December 20, 2006 - The world's leading developer of system performance-analysis software and services for smartphones and handheld devices, Futuremark Corporation, announced today that Marvell® (NASDAQ: MRVL) is joining its handheld focused benchmark development programs. Marvell has enrolled in Futuremark's Handheld BDP, VGMark BDP, and has licensed Futuremark's recently announced SimulationMark ES2.0 benchmark.

"Joining our handheld benchmark development programs is a logical decision for Marvell. This world leading semiconductor company specializes in solutions that drive the future of handheld products" said Oliver Baltuch, Futuremark's VP of Sales and Marketing, North America. "Our handheld BDPs and benchmarks will provide accurate performance data at every stage of their development, yielding better performing products and technologies for their enterprise customers and the consumer market."

"Marvell is pleased to use Futuremark's suite of performance analysis tools for our platform development benchmarking projects for our newly launched Marvell PXA3xx application processors," stated Gary Forni, Director of Platform Enabling, Cellular and Handheld Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group at Marvell.

Marvell is an industry leader in storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions, with products found in an array of digital consumer appliances and enterprise networks. Marvell has a history of developing innovative market-leading technologies that power a vast range of consumer electronics critical to the connectivity backbone of today's digital lifestyle. Marvell's diverse product portfolio includes enterprise and consumer level solutions that are very influential in today's communications infrastructure.

Futuremark Corporation has created a family of industry standard handheld platform test suites which enable the full spectrum of companies in the delivery chain to properly validate their products' and technologies' performance. 3DMarkMobile06 is the OpenGL® ES 1.0 and 1.1 graphics performance gauge. SPMarkJava06 is an extensive Mobile Java MIDP 2.0 and JSR184/M3G performance measurement tool. VGMark07 provides vector graphics performance measurement. SimulationMark ES2.0 enables pre-silicon performance testing of OpenGL® ES 2.0 designs.

About Futuremark® Corporation

Futuremark ® Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs and smartphones. Futuremark® is known around the world for its benchmark products, including the 3DMark® and PCMark® Series, SPMark™ and VGMark ™ (with more than 30 million copies distributed worldwide) and value-added services powered by a database of over 14 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark® maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com

About Marvell Technology Group Ltd.

Marvell (NASDAQ: Marvell) is the leader in 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, 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, California, and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL. MSI may be contacted at 408-222-2500 or at www.Marvell.com.

© 2006 Futuremark® Corporation. 3DMark®, PCMark®, SPMark™ and VGMark trademarks and logos, Futuremark® character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. OpenGL® and the oval logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Silicon Graphics, Inc. in the Untied States and/or other countries worldwide. Marvell® is a trademark of Marvell. All other trademarks are property of their respective companies.

Futuremark Contact

Futuremark Corporation
Phone: +1-408-517-0910
Mr. Oliver Baltuch
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, North America
Email: ollie@futuremark.com



Futuremark Corporation to Develop Official Khronos OpenKODE Conformance Test Suite

December 12, 2006 - Nicklas Renqvist


Futuremark Corporation to Develop Official Khronos OpenKODE Conformance Test Suite

Khronos Group, an Open Standards Consortium of Over 100 Leading Companies, Selects Futuremark for Project



Saratoga, California USA – December 12th, 2006 - Futuremark® Corporation, the world's leading provider of performance analysis software and services for handhelds and PCs, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by the Khronos™ Group to develop the official conformance test suite for the upcoming OpenKODE™ 1.0 open standard. This selection by one the leading mobile industry consortiums marks a significant expansion of Futuremark's leadership position in the handheld testing tools arena that will add streaming audio and video tests to their portfolio of tools.

Khronos' selection of Futuremark was based on the company's expertise in providing performance analysis software and services to the mobile and PC industry over the past nine years. Futuremark has been a contributing member of the Khronos Group for many years and has previously developed benchmarks targeted to measure the performance of devices with software and hardware implementations of the OpenGL® ES API for embedded 3D graphics. These benchmarks include 3DMark®Mobile06 and SPMark™04 for evaluating OpenGL ES 1.0 and 1.1 performance and SimulationMark™ ES 2.0 that licensees can use to measure OpenGL ES 2.0 performance prior to having actual silicon implementations available. Futuremark is also currently working on tools to provide graphics performance evaluation for the OpenVG™ API that provides hardware acceleration for 2D vector graphics, including the VGMark™07 benchmark.

"We view OpenKODE as a key cross-platform, royalty free and streamlined rich media foundation open standard for mobile phones as it provides a set of APIs that enable advanced user interfaces and media applications that seamlessly mix and accelerate 2D, 3D, video and audio media types," said Tero Sarkkinen, Futuremark's executive vice president of sales and marketing. "OpenKODE is a significant advance for the handheld industry, helping to transition future mobile products into the most pervasive media-capable computing devices that world has seen."

Futuremark's OpenKODE conformance testing tools will enable mobile device chip makers, handset manufacturers and middleware vendors to confirm that their products conform to the OpenKODE 1.0 media stack specification and will include trans-API conformance tests to ensure that OpenKODE implementations support rich mixing of media types such as real-time video being processed in a 3D application. The suite of conformance testing tools will be made available through the Khronos Group OpenKODE Adopters program and products that pass all the tests may use the OpenKODE trademark. Independently, Futuremark will complement the conformance test suites with a set of tools designed to provide performance metrics for state-of-the-art rich media OpenKODE applications.

"Futuremark is very pleased to help accelerate mixed media applications in the mobile industry by encouraging the reliable availability of OpenKODE that will enable the creation of imaginative new applications and user interfaces that rely on a variety of rich media types," said Petri Talala, Futuremark's vice president of mobile business. "We believe that multi-media on handheld devices will ultimately open up an array of new market and revenue possibilities for the industry, and provide consumers with exceptional new products and exciting new applications."

OpenKODE, Khronos Open Development Environment

OpenKODE is a royalty-free, cross-platform standard that combines a set of native APIs into a comprehensive media stack specification for accelerating rich media and graphics applications. OpenKODE aims to make advanced media capabilities consistently available across multiple devices for increased native source portability and reduced mobile platform fragmentation. OpenKODE 1.0 brings together the OpenGL ES and OpenVG Khronos media APIs to provide state-of-the-art acceleration for vector 2D and 3D graphics and provides the new OpenKODE Core API that abstracts operating system resources to minimize source changes when porting games and applications between Linux, Brew, Symbian, Windows Mobile, WIPI and RTOS-based platforms. Subsequent versions of OpenKODE will add the OpenSL ES™ and OpenMAX™ media APIs to provide accelerated video and audio that is fully integrated with graphics processing.

Khronos also announced today that a draft of the OpenKODE 1.0 standard is available, on schedule, for public review by selected applicants. Khronos invites any interested party to execute a Khronos Reviewer's Agreement and provide feedback and guidance to the OpenKODE Working Group to ensure that this important standard meet the needs of the industry. More details about OpenKODE and the Reviewer's Agreement are available at [url http://www.khronos.org/openkode/]http://www.khronos.org/openkode/[/url].

"Due to Futuremark's exceptional track record and steadfast commitment to better performing media on mobile devices, we have full confidence in their ability to create an outstanding suite of OpenKODE conformance tests," said Neil Trevett, vice president of embedded content at NVIDIA and president of the Khronos Group. "These tests will form a vital piece of the OpenKODE ecosystem as they will ensure that OpenKODE provides a highly reliable set of cross-platform media APIs that mobile application developers can trust on any platform."

Availability

The OpenKODE 1.0 specification and the associated Conformance Test Suite being developed by Futuremark are both expected to be available in the first quarter of 2007.

About Futuremark® Corporation

Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs and smartphones. Futuremark is known around the world for its benchmark products, including the 3DMark® and PCMark® Series, SPMark™ and VGMark™ (with more than 30 million copies distributed worldwide) and value-added services powered by a database of over 13 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com

© 2006 Futuremark® Corporation. 3DMark®, PCMark®, SPMark®, and VGMark™ trademarks and logos, Futuremark® character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. Khronos, OpenVG, OpenMAX and OpenKODE are trademarks of the Khronos Group Inc. OpenGL is a registered trademark and the OpenGL ES logo is a trademark of Silicon Graphics Inc. used by permission by Khronos. All other trademarks are property of their respective companies.

Futuremark Contact

Futuremark Corporation
Phone: +358 (0)20 759 8266
Petri Talala
Vice President of Mobile Business Unit
Email: petri.talala@futuremark.com



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