Menlo Park, Calif.—January 9, 2013— Today at the 2013 International CES, Agawi and Marvell are teaming up to demonstrate console-quality games streamed to Marvell’s award-winning ARMADA® 1500-based Android smart device. Agawi’s revolutionary CloudPlay TM gaming platform enables OEMs, network operators, game publishers and retailers to deliver their own cloud gaming services to their customers. Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 platform provides state-of-the-art video performance and can be built into any smart TV device. It is also a premiere hardware platform powering the latest Google TV devices from leading OEMs like Vizio, Sony, LG U+ and others.
Now anyone can play console-quality PC games on Android-powered connected TV devices. All devices containing the Marvell ARMADA 1500 chipset—and all OEMs that choose to implement it—have the power to run Agawi’s CloudPlay platform, from smart TVs to connected Blu-ray players, set-top boxes and HDMI dongles.
With the mission of making great games widely accessible on any device, Agawi has teamed up with Marvell for a high quality gaming experience on smart TV products. This extends Agawi’s established leadership position in cloud gaming on tablets.
“By making Agawi CloudPlay accessible via Marvell’s hardware platform, we’re opening up a world of opportunities for gaming on connected smart devices,” said Rajat Gupta, Agawi’s co-founder. “This is an elegant cloud gaming solution that any TV device manufacturer or operator can integrate into their products and services—now it’s even possible to offer Agawi’s instant game streaming as a preloaded application on smart TVs and the like.”
Marvell’s powerful HD media system-on-chip platform offers quick application launching, award-winning video performance and high-resolution graphics—all within the Android TV itself and at affordable costs, without the burden of an expensive gaming console.
”Marvell is very proud to support Agawi’s innovative CloudPlay platform for Android smart TVs. Marvell aims to provide the ultimate in performance, affordability and power efficiency in cloud-based multimedia content delivery,” said Winston Chen,vice president of the Smart Home Business Unit at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. “Above and beyond traditional gaming services, the ability to deliver an immersive, console-gaming experience on an Android-based platform and on the largest screen in the house is key to allowing our ecosystem partners to rapidly roll out turnkey cloud gaming solutions. Our collaboration with Agawi is testimony to the very talented and committed engineers on our staff and demonstrates yet another way in which Marvell delivers one of the best smart TV experiences in today’s connected lifestyle.”
Unlike other cloud gaming platforms, Agawi CloudPlay is a flexible, white-label B2B solution that can be deployed on an open cloud environment, eliminating the need to build proprietary data centers. It is also the only cloud gaming platform that has been deployed massively on iPads and other mobile devices. Now with the addition of this smart TV capability, Agawi’s vision of “any game, any where, instantly” is becoming a reality.
Check out a demo of Agawi’s cloud gaming solution running on Marvell’s hardware platform for Android TV at Marvell’s CES booth #31423, second floor of South Hall 3.
OEMs and network operators interested in offering their own cloud gaming service and game publishers wishing to stream their games to smart TVs and tablets should contact Jim Battaglia, VP Business Development at Agawi: email@example.com
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions enabling the digital connected lifestyle. From mobile communications to storage, cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery, Marvell’s diverse product portfolio aligns complete platform designs with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At the core of powerful consumer, network and enterprise systems, Marvell empowers partners and their customers to always stand at the forefront of innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people around the world with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to their social, private and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the human experience.
As used in this release, the term “Marvell” refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.Marvell.com.
Agawi, focused on the mission of delivering "Any Game, Any Where, Instantly”, provides high-performance, scalable and cost-effective cloud gaming solutions through it’s state-of-the-art streaming technology for post-pc-era devices, such as tablets, TV’s, and STB’s.
The Agawi CloudPlay TM platform enables all genres of games, from casual to midcore to hardcore, by leveraging an open, true cloud-based architecture easily deployed on any cloud service provider. Available for gaming publishers, network operators, OEMs and indie developers, Agawi CloudPlay supports multiple B2B business models.
Based in Menlo Park, CA, Agawi was founded by Silicon Valley veteran entrepreneurs and spun out of the YouWeb Incubator in 2010. It recently won the Best in Biz award for the fastest growing small company.