LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Jan. 8, 2013 – Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) today announced that the award-winning Marvell® ARMADA® 1500 Series SoC platform (88DE3100) is at the core of new Google TV products from Hisense, including the Hisense Pulse and the XT780 Smart TV series. Hisense’s expanding US footprint underscores Marvell’s role in a growing global ecosystem for Google TV-enabled entertainment. Marvell and Hisense will demonstrate the new products, including the XT780 which has been recognized as a CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award Honoree, at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in booths (South Hall 3) and (Central Hall), respectively.
“Our vision, belief, and
tireless effort have enabled a breakthrough in Smart TVs and Google TVs with
high-performance, high-quality, low power, and cost effective semiconductor
solutions for revolutionary entertainment experiences on the Big Smart Screen in
homes around the world. Today, Marvell is extremely proud to see our hard work
and collaboration with Google and our partner companies lead to the milestone
of Hisense’s entry into the Smart TV market worldwide,” said Weili Dai,
Co-Founder of Marvell. “I believe it will accelerate the adoption of big smart
screens to the masses similar to the movement that led to the wide adoption of smartphones worldwide. We are very pleased to see Hisense, a leading global
manufacturer, showcase the best that Marvell and Google have to offer on a
world stage at CES, representing the company’s foray into the US market.”
Hisense Pulse with Google TV offers true plug-and-play versatility, with easy
set up and connectivity right out of the box. Built on Android, Google TV
brings TV-optimized versions of your favorite Google services: Chrome, Google
Play, Search, TV & Movies and YouTube. Similar to Google’s well known web
search functionality, Google TV enables a new way to find the most relevant
television content. Google TV can intuitively search and sort through millions
of channels and shows across live television, content services, your home
network, apps, and the web, discovering and delivering what is most meaningful
to each viewer. Hisense will also be releasing a series of Smart TVs leveraging
the Google TV platform in the first half of 2013, ranging in size from 42
inches to 65 inches with a Qwerty remote control and touch pad. The new Google
TV series will include breakthrough features such as Social TV and support for
second screen displays.
“Hisense is very pleased to leverage Marvell’s turnkey Smart TV
technology and the popularity of the Google TV platform as we set out to
introduce our Smart home solutions to the US market,” said Peter Erdman, Vice President
of consumer electronics, Hisense USA of Hisense. “The ARMADA 1500 chipset
allows us to offer Smart TV products at an extremely competitive price point
without sacrificing speed or quality. We’re confident consumers will enjoy a
world-class digital entertainment experience made possible by the combined
technical contributions of Hisense, Google and Marvell.”
Powerful, energy-efficient, ultra-scalable and
affordable, the ARMADA 1500 Series SoC platform contains Marvell’s highest-performing
ARM v7-compatible PJ4B SMP super-scalar dual-core CPU. The chip is designed to
enable PC-like processing power to support Web browsing with support for Flash™
and other key technologies – with the aid of more than 6000 Dhrystone MIPS of
computing horsepower, FPU v3.0, 512KB of L2 cache and NEON. With advanced, cell phone-like power
management, the platform is also incredibly energy-efficient.
The ARMADA 1500 also contains Marvell’s award-winning Qdeo® video processing for state-of-the-art HD and 3D video, including scaling, noise reduction, de-interlacing, low bit-rate Internet video enhancement and FRC and color/contrast enhancement. The chip offers VMeta™, a multi-format video decoder that can decode up to two simultaneous 1080p streams as well as a host of other video formats and containers.
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