the mobile chip business
takeover from Intel last year, Marvell, the leader in storage,
communications and consumer silicon solutions, announced during last week's 3GSM
World Congress its extended collaboration with Microsoft to support developers
working with Microsoft's new Windows Mobile 6 operating system, with the
recently introduced Marvell PXA3xx series application processors (internally
code named "Monahans" and
previously developed by Intel as well). This collaboration will allow the
worldwide community of hardware and software developers, who have already
developed on previous generations of PXA processors (namely Intel ARM, XScale
and Bulverde CPUs) and Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system, to accelerate
development of their tools and products on the newest version, Windows Mobile 6.
"Marvell's PXA processors, supporting Windows Mobile operating systems,
have been a critical ingredient driving the evolution of handheld devices,"
said Sam Arditi, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Marvell's
Cellular and Handheld Business Group. "We are excited to extend our
relationship with Microsoft. Windows Mobile 6 and our new PXA3xx
applications processor family will provide optimal performance, power
savings, and an outstanding multimedia experience."
"Windows Mobile 6 offers a customizable, versatile solution that is easy
for people to use, and simple and cost effective for businesses to deploy,"
said Scott Phillips, Senior Product Manager of Mobile and Embedded Devices
at Microsoft Corp. "Marvell PXA processors offer outstanding support for
Windows Mobile powered devices, enabling the development of the productivity
applications and multimedia content that people can adopt to personalize
their Windows Mobile experience."
The Marvell platform enabling program provides a wide range of tools to
independent software vendors including development boards, board support
packages, compilers, debuggers, software optimization kits and multimedia and
graphics libraries. For the Marvell PXA3xx application processor family, Marvell
also provides feature-rich mobile handset concept platforms that allow
developers the ability to pick and customize features that are designed to meet
customer and operator demands.
Cheers ~ Arne