LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, San Francisco, CA, August 7, 2007 – ACCESS™ CO., LTD. today announced the availability of a mobile Linux evaluation kit based on the ACCESS Linux Platform™ and optimized for the Marvell® PXA30x and PXA31x application processors. The evaluation kit will make it easy for OEMs, ODMs and mobile operators to evaluate the benefits of the ACCESS Linux Platform and native Linux applications for future mobile devices. The kit offers a complete solution with a full suite of mobile applications, including multimedia and messaging.
The pre-integration and optimization of the ACCESS Linux Platform for the Marvell application processors make it possible to evaluate the kit on a real form factor without worrying about low-level system integration. Customers can focus their investment on the level of customization they need to target a variety of markets with their future products.
“Today, customers are looking for turnkey solutions to reduce time to market and at the same time, the flexibility to differentiate their products,” said Toru Arakawa, ACCESS CEO, president and co-founder. “Marvell’s scalable, high-performance PXA3xx processors, running the ACCESS Linux Platform evaluation kit, provide a turnkey solution that integrates the technology our customers need to create exciting native Linux applications and devices without compromising on performance and usability.”
The Marvell PXA3xx family of application processors (internally named Monahans) with Intel® XScale technology was designed for industry leading power/performance features and a broad roadmap that is architecturally consistent for maximum software re-use. Marvell silicon provides the headroom for advanced applications with intelligent power management allowing manufacturers to differentiate current and future offerings.
“Marvell’s PXA3xx family of application processors brings exceptional performance and integration to low-power applications. Through our work with ACCESS, customers can benefit from the rapid advances in the mobile Linux environment to more efficiently develop devices that address a variety of markets with ultra low power, high performance, innovative products,” said Sam Arditi, senior vice president and general manager for Marvell’s Cellular and Handheld Group.
The ACCESS Linux Platform is an industry leading, integrated, commercial-grade Linux®-based platform designed for smartphones and converged mobile devices. The ACCESS Linux Platform is designed to provide handset and device manufacturers, operators and application developers with an open, extensible platform to develop, distribute and enhance a wide variety of mobile phones and converged devices. Because the ACCESS Linux Platform includes three runtime environments, it represents an attractive opportunity for third-party developers who can create applications that are ACCESS Linux Platform native, Garnet™OS (previously known as Palm OS) native or Java™ native.
The Product Development Kit (PDK) for the ACCESS Linux Platform was made available to licensees in February 2007.
Demonstrations of the ACCESS Linux Platform software running on the Marvell PXA3xx family of application processors will be shown throughout LinuxWorld Conference & Expo at the ACCESS booth, #602. See www.linuxworldexpo.com for details on conference location and exhibit hours.
About the Marvell PXA3xx Family
The PXA3xx family of application processors (internally named Monahans) with XScale technology was designed for cost efficiency by offering a broad road map that is architecturally consistent for maximum software reuse. Marvell silicon provides headroom for advanced applications with intelligent power management allowing manufacturers to differentiate current and future offerings. All PXA3xx products feature frequency scalability to allow the best power and performance.
The PXA310 application processor is a cost-effective solution with up to 624 MHz power-efficient compute performance, hardware video acceleration, and DRM security with exceptional battery life.
The PXA300 application processor, with scalable performance to 624 MHz and video performance capabilities, enables the development of cost-efficient smartphones, industrial embedded solutions, and handheld devices such as GPS.
About ACCESS CO., LTD.
ACCESS CO., LTD., is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront™ Browser, Garnet™ OS (formerly Palm OS®) and ACCESS Linux Platform™ provide customers with solutions that enable faster time-to-market, flexibility and customizability. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates 29 subsidiaries and affiliates within Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mother’s Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit www.access-company.com
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a leader in 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 term “Marvell” refers 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), Marvell Software Solutions Israel Ltd., and Marvell Semiconductor Germany GmbH. MSI is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL. MSI may be contacted at +1 (408) 222-2500 or at www.marvell.com.
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