Marvell Technology Group Ltd was incorporated in Bermuda in January 1995. It is a fabless semiconductor provider of high-performance analog, mixed-signal, digital signal processing and embedded microprocessor integrated circuits. The Company's product portfolio includes devices for data storage, enterprise-class Ethernet data switching, Ethernet PHY, mobile handsets and other consumer electronics, wireless networking, personal area networking, Ethernet-based PC connectivity, control plane communications controllers, video-image processing and power management solution. The Company also develops platforms that are defined as integrated hardware along with software that incorporates digital computing technologies designed and configured to provide an optimized computing solution compared to individual components. Its products serve applications used in carrier, metropolitan, enterprise and PC-client data communications and storage systems. During the early stages of the company, its core technologies were focused on the storage market. Today, the company provides high-performance products for traditional HDD to companies such as Seagate Technology, Toshiba Corporation and Western Digital Corporation. Additionally, it serves the consumer electronics market for the convergence of voice, video and data applications. It also provides complete smartphone platform solutions, including communications and applications processors, wireless, power management and other platform components, for customers such as Research in Motion Limited, Huawei, Motorola, Samsung, Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific Co., Ltd. and ZTE Corporation. It also provides printer SoC and system level solutions, including wireless, for both inkjet and laser jet printer systems for companies including Hewlett Packard Company. Its wireless products also are used on a standalone basis in consumer electronics devices, including tablets, wireless access routers and gaming devices, by companies such as Cisco Systems, Microsoft Corporation and Sony Corporation. The Company complements and support its direct sales force with manufacturer representatives for its products in North America, Europe and Asia. The target customers for its storage products are manufacturers of HDDs, SSDs and HHDDs for the enterprise, desktop and mobile computing markets. As of February 1, 2014, the company has issued and/or has acquired over 4,200 U.S. patents and over 1,200 foreign patents with expiration dates ranging from 2014 to 2034. The Company competes with a number of large domestic and international companies in the business of designing integrated circuits and related applications. It is subject to various state, federal and international laws and regulations governing the environment.
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