This excerpt taken from the MRVL 10-K filed Apr 14, 2005.
Expand Market Position by Developing New Signal Processing Technologies
We have built expertise in core areas of technology, including analog, mixed-signal circuit design methodologies, broadband signal processing algorithms, custom digital signal processors and system-level expertise. We intend to continue to invest considerable resources in developing new and enhanced algorithms and improved analog, mixed-signal, digital signal processing and embedded microprocessor technologies. We expect that our investment will allow us to develop products that can achieve data transmission speeds approaching the fundamental limits of particular physical media infrastructures. Our core signal processing technologies can be applied to a wide range of applications used in the business enterprise and consumer markets. Additionally, we intend to develop and introduce new products that utilize off-the-shelf general purpose mixed signal and analog solutions for a broad range of markets currently served by conventional pure analog solutions. These general purpose standard components will expand our reach into both vertical and horizontal markets and have the added benefit of customer and market diversification.