This excerpt taken from the MRVL 10-K filed Apr 14, 2005.
Extend Leadership Position for Storage Market Applications
Storage applications present a large volume opportunity for our analog, mixed-signal, digital signal processing and embedded microprocessor technologies. We believe our technology effectively addresses the increasing data access rates and higher data integrity and reliability requirements of storage systems. We have achieved significant market share in enterprise and mobile computing disk drives. These disk drives demand the highest performance read channel products.
We intend to extend our leadership position in enterprise and mobile disk drives by continuing to develop and introduce products enabling higher data transfer rates and areal densities. In addition, we intend to extend our market position in disk drives for the desktop personal computer segment as well as disk drives used in emerging consumer electronics.
We believe that, for us, storage applications are one of the technology and logistics drivers for the rapid and cost-effective development of many of our products and, therefore, it is important that we continue to develop new high-performance products and product enhancements for storage applications. Applying our analog, mixed-signal, digital signal processing and embedded microprocessor technology to develop products for high-performance disk drives, and testing and improving the products for these applications adds to our library of proprietary technology and allows us to apply this technology more rapidly to develop products for other applications and markets. In addition, the demanding logistics of product delivery to the storage market has required us to establish systems that enable efficient and timely delivery systems to support other targeted markets.