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Wi2Wi Delivers Industry's First 'Complete' System-in-Package Based on Marvell's WLAN Chipset

Wi2Wi Delivers Industry's First 'Complete' System-in-Package Based on Marvell's WLAN Chipset

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Wi2Wi, a leading provider of PAN, WAN and LAN communications products for Tier One PC OEMs, announces the availability of the industry's first complete system-in-package (SiP) for WLAN-Bluetooth applications. Based on Marvell's 88W8686 chipset, Wi2Wi has integrated all the necessary components in a complete packaged solution measuring only 12mm x 12mm x 1.4mm. Only the external antenna and power supply are required to create an application, thereby significantly reducing the customer's design integration risks and time-to-market costs.

Wi2Wi is also working with Marvell , the leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, to develop next generation embedded wireless systems. Under this partnership, Wi2Wi will integrate Marvell's world class WLAN silicon and technology into its portfolio of single- and dual-function System-in-Package (SiP) products.

Utilizing System in Package (SiP) technology, the W2CBW003 from Wi2Wi is a complete WLAN + Bluetooth(TM) radio system solution that includes all clock and voltage regulation functions. It integrates best-in-class wireless systems in a single LGA/BGA package. WLAN support is provided by Marvell with a multi- mode 802.11b/g solution, enabling wireless networking in the 2.4GHz frequency bands, and at data rates of up to 54Mbps. WPAN connectivity is provided by a Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) solution that can deliver data rates up to 3-times faster than current Bluetooth devices with lower power consumption. In addition to Bluetooth and WLAN connectivity, the product features UART, USB and SDIO interfaces and a Solder Down connection. W2CBW003 provides industry's best co-existence solution for WLAN and Bluetooth for complex cases like video streaming over WLAN with Bluetooth stereo headset.

"As market demand increases for devices with multi-network connectivity, OEM and ODM solution providers need access to simple to integrate, small, low power RF multi-mode solutions that provide state of the art functionality," said Ramzi Al-Harayeri, founder and CEO of Wi2Wi. "Combining forces with Marvell will allow us to deliver this to the market today, and to build a range of solutions that are based around Wi2Wi's SiP expertise and Marvell's industry-leading WLAN technology."

Dr. Parmesh Gopi, Marvell's Vice President and General Manager of the Embedded and Emerging Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group, added: "By working with Wi2Wi Marvell can deliver very small, highly integrated solutions that allow our customers to reduce their integration time and time-to-market for products varied in scope and application, ranging from gaming to cameras to smartphones to emerging converged products and into all tiers of consumer electronics."

The W2CBW003 WLAN-Bluetooth System-in-Package is available in sample quantities today with volume production in February 2007. A development kit is also available for customer applications.

For further information visit the Wi2Wi web site: About Wi2Wi, Inc.

Headquartered in San Jose, California, Wi2Wi is a leading provider for PAN (Personal Area Network), LAN (Local Area Network), and WAN (Wide Area Network) embedded solutions. Wi2Wi was formed as a result of a 2005 management buy-out of the Actiontec Electronics OEM Division's products, IP and assets.

Since 1997 the division has been a premier supplier of modems and wireless solutions for Tier 1 US PC and laptop computer companies including IBM, Dell, H-P and Gateway. Throughout its history, the division delivered a series of industry firsts including built-in modems, laptop 802.11 Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth(R) solutions for the OEM Market.

Managed by experienced executives from Actiontec and leading industry companies, Wi2Wi is now focused on building its Advanced Technology Division to offer next generation System in Package (SiP) solutions. Wi2Wi will provide complete wireless system solutions for PAN, WAN and LAN by combining the latest technologies along with its packaging IP to provide lower power, integrated products for tomorrow's portable devices.

The Bluetooth(R) word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks is under license.

About Marvell

Marvell is the leader in development of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions. The company's diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure including enterprise, metro, home and storage networking. As used in this release, the terms "company" and "Marvell" refer to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries, including Marvell Semiconductor Inc. (MSI), Marvell Asia Pte Ltd (MAPL), Marvell Japan K.K., Marvell Taiwan Ltd., Marvell International Ltd. (MIL), Marvell U.K. Limited, Marvell Semiconductor Israel Ltd. (MSIL), RADLAN Computer Communications Ltd., and SysKonnect GmbH. MSI is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL. MSI may be contacted at (408) 222-2500 or at .

Marvell(R) is a trademark of Marvell. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Wi2Wi, Inc.

CONTACT: James Kraemer, Director, Business Development of Wi2Wi, Inc.,
+1-408-416-4205, or [email protected] ; or PR, Vince Holton, +44-1730-895614, or
[email protected] , for Wi2Wi, Inc.

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