Marvell ARMADA 1000 Wins the Best Media Processor System-on-Chip Award

Marvell , a world leader in storage, communications,
and consumer silicon solutions, today announced that its ARMADA 1000
HD Media Processor System-on-Chip (SoC), Marvell 88DE3010, has
received the "Secrets Best of 2009: Media Processor SoC" award from
Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. Secrets of Home Theater and
High Fidelity, the premiere website for in-depth reviews of home
theater consumer electronics systems, grants its annual "Best of"
awards to products that demonstrate innovative, industry-changing

"It’s not often we come across technology that demonstrates the
ability to keep up with the pace of our growing digital lifestyles and
demand to stay connected," said John E. Johnson, Editor-in-Chief,
Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. "With its versatility and
power, the ARMADA 1000 Media Processor SoC enables manufacturers to
develop compelling connected consumer electronics platforms offering
high performance video processing and unmatched image quality."

The ARMADA 1000 HD Media Processor SoC enables consumer electronics
(CE) manufacturers to deliver a new generation of connected home
entertainment products, including Blu-ray players, Digital Media
Adapters (DMAs), internet-connected digital TVs, and some types of
streaming HD Set-Top-Boxes (STBs). Equipped with two high-performance
Sheeva™ CPU cores running frequencies up to 1.2 GHz, dedicated hardware
acceleration for multi-format video and audio decoding, Qdeo™
processing pipeline, and a comprehensive set of peripherals, the
Marvell ARMADA 1000 HD Media Processor is designed to enable
manufacturers to produce high performance slimmer and quieter CE
products for the end user.

"We are honored to have been awarded with Secrets of Home Theater’s
Best Technology award for the second time," said Dr. Nikhil Balram,
Vice President and General Manager of the Digital Entertainment
Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group at Marvell
Semiconductor, Inc. "Winning awards for different products truly
demonstrates Marvell’s dedication to deliver the best consumer
experiences using its world leading silicon solutions. We believe that
the ARMADA 1000 HD Media Processor SoC addresses the demands of
consumers by enabling them to watch and listen to media content
anywhere and anytime via the development of next generation of CE
devices. Our team works hard to innovate and deliver these technologies
into the market; we are humbled in receiving this prestigious award."


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