Marvell’s IoT Platform is Industry’s First to Offer Full HomeKit Support to Hardware Manufacturers

Marvell’s SDK for HomeKit includes EZ-Connect IoT platform with 88MC200 microcontroller, advanced Avastar 88W8801 Wi-Fi SoC and EZ-Connect software

Santa Clara, California (March 10, 2015) – Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL) — a worldwide leader in providing complete silicon solutions from mobile communications to storage, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment, in-home content delivery and Kinoma® software enabling the “Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle”— today announced that it is the industry’s first silicon vendor to develop a fully supported SDK for HomeKit. HomeKit from Apple is a framework in iOS 8 for communicating with and controlling connected accessories in a user’s home. Marvell’s SDK for HomeKit is available on its EZ-Connect™ IoT Platform, including Marvell’s 88MC200 microcontroller and advanced Avastar® 88W8801 Wi-Fi system-on-chip (SoC). The SDK is already being used by several hardware manufacturers and paves the way for the first HomeKit accessories to be brought to market.

“At Marvell we aim to expand the role of IoT in the home, which is a significant trend in the new era of ‘Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle,’” said Weili Dai, President and Co-Founder at Marvell. “By adding HomeKit support, we hope to empower millions of consumers around the world with innovative connected applications and experiences.”

Marvell’s EZ-Connect Wi-Fi Microcontroller IoT platform features a powerful Cortex-M3 microcontroller (88MC200) and a best-in-class 802.11n wireless radio (88W8801) that together provide the essential pieces for enabling a HomeKit solution. Marvell’s SDK for HomeKit is built on top of the field-proven and industry-leading EZ-Connect Software SDK and greatly simplifies the development of HomeKit accessories. Hardware manufacturers using Marvell’s SDK for HomeKit benefit from the complete, supported implementation of the HomeKit framework and are able to save months of development effort and can instead focus their efforts on innovative product features or providing great user experiences.

Marvell’s Wi-Fi microcontroller IoT platform powers many IoT products available in the market and has been adopted by many industry leaders developing connected home products such as appliances, lighting, and home-automation as well as products in other IoT markets such as toys, wearables, accessories, and commercial applications.

For more information about the Marvell’s IoT solutions, please visit: http://www.marvell.com/solutions/internet-of-things/

Qorvo’s New High-Performance RF Filters

Qorvo’s New High-Performance RF Filters Provide Faster Data Throughput and Longer Battery Life for Next-Generation 4G Smartphones

As the global transition to LTE accelerates, Qorvo’s proprietary filter technologies solve increasingly complex interference problems to enhance the mobile user experience

GREENSBORO, N.C. and HILLSBORO, Ore. – February 4, 2015 – Qorvo, Inc. (Nasdaq: QRVO), a leading provider of RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications, today announced several new high-performance RF filters that provide faster data throughput and longer battery life for next-generation 4G smartphones and other mobile devices. Setting new bars in performance and size, these latest additions to Qorvo’s fast-growing line of premium filters leverage the company’s proprietary filter technologies to enhance the overall mobile user experience and optimize efficient use of limited spectrum.

“The global transition to 4G is just beginning, and higher filter performance is a critical enabler in LTE and TD-LTE solutions,” said Eric Creviston, President of Mobile Products. “Qorvo is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the growing need for highly specialized filtering solutions, given our filter technology leadership, broad product portfolio, systems-level expertise, and high volume manufacturing scale.”

Industry analysts forecast robust demand for high-performance filters. “Smartphones with more LTE bands and carrier aggregation for higher data rates are pushing OEMs to use more high-performance RF filters and duplexers. We expect the total market for standard and premium RF filters in cellular devices to grow above 25 percent per year from 2014 to 2019,” said Christopher Taylor of Strategy Analytics.

As performance requirements tighten and RF complexity increases, Qorvo’s proprietary LowDrift™and NoDrift™ filter technologies solve the industry’s most challenging LTE system and chipset problems. “LTE-Advanced will usher in more sophisticated carrier aggregation and MIMO techniques in the years ahead, and Qorvo is committed to setting the industry standard for performance and size.” said Glen Riley, General Manager of Filter Solutions. “Qorvo is redefining filter performance in small form factors and achieving unmatched temperature stability to extend battery life, improve insertion loss, limit service disruptions and reduce dropped calls.”

Three of the filters are shipping in quantity, and the remaining two – the TQQ1007 and TQQ0041T – are expected to commence volume production in the March 2015 quarter.

Additional information about Qorvo’s LowDrift™ and NoDrift™ premium filters can be located at http://www.triquint.com/products/lowdrift-nodrift-filters. Qorvo’s newest e-books – RF Filter Technologies For Dummies® and RF Filter Applications For Dummies®, written in conjunction with John Wiley & Sons, Inc., are available at http://www.qorvo.com/filters-for-dummies.

#Qorvo is presenting the Company’s expanding portfolio of high performance RF solutions for smartphones, tablets, and other broadband mobile devices at the 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress #MWC2015, March 2-5, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. See more at: http://www.qorvo.com/mobile.

To locate Qorvo’s distributors, resellers or field sales representatives, please visit http://www.qorvo.com/how-to-buy.

About Qorvo

Qorvo (Nasdaq:QRVO) is a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications. Qorvo was formed following the merger of RFMD and TriQuint, and has more than 6,000 global employees dedicated to delivering solutions for everything that connects the world. Qorvo has the industry’s broadest portfolio of products and core technologies; world-class ISO9001-, ISO 14001- and ISO/TS 16949-certified manufacturing facilities; and is a DoD-accredited ‘Trusted Source’ (Category 1A) for GaAs, GaN and BAW products and services. For the industry’s leading core RF solutions, visit www.qorvo.com.

Qorvo Media Contact:
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