SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL - News), the leader in storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions, and Seagate Technology® (NYSE: STX - News), today announced that the two companies have collaborated on a revolutionary storage platform, engineered for rich mobile multimedia, and featuring an integrated wireless solution from Marvell. The ultra-portable Seagate® Digital Audio Video Experience (DAVE) storage platform assists consumers' access to hours of rich multimedia content wirelessly. DAVE features the Marvell PXA310 applications processor (internally codenamed Monahans) and Marvell's 88W8686 WLAN technology.
The DAVE platform will provide a wide range of secure, wireless storage capacities in a small, sleek form factor that can be easily slipped into a pocket or bag. This comprehensive software/hardware platform, built with Marvell wireless communications technology and Seagate's industry leading hard disc drive (HDD) technology and Storage Management Module(TM) software (SMM(TM)), is a flexible option for storage in consumer electronics devices and mobile phones. Marvell and Seagate are working closely to create an open development environment to allow seamless device connectivity. This open framework ecosystem will enable exciting new applications for the mobile device market and a wide array of easily connected portable consumer devices.
"Marvell and Seagate have a rich history of partnering on cutting-edge storage devices," said Sam Arditi, senior vice president of Marvell's Cellular and Handheld Business Group. "By working with Seagate on the DAVE wireless storage platform, Marvell is enabling consumers to have instant access to the rich multimedia content that is so critical to today's media-hungry consumers on the go."
"DAVE is a revolutionary advancement in portable storage for consumers and enterprises -- assisting seamless access to rich multimedia content on your mobile device without sacrificing the slim form factors consumers want," said Patrick King, senior vice president and general manager of Seagate's consumer electronics business unit. "By opening the door to integrating hard drives onto the PXA3xx family, our mutual technology focus will make new business models come alive for mobile media applications that rely on Marvell for performance, efficiency and scalability."
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: MRVL)