@chanj: great question! Given the diverse vertical market segments Marvell has presence in, I would imagine it will keep a core technology team in the valley. Marvell seems to have played its cards right in LED lighting, M2M communications, general analog-mixed signal, power management, and many others. Perhaps this China strategy is a move to maximize the local talent.
Looks like a smart move by Marvel, I do wonder if they want to increase their presence in China to be better positioned to pick up the local markets. It will be interesting to see how things progress there and if Marvel intends to keep feet in both US and China long term
If Marvell focuses on TD-XXX air interface, I will not be surprised that there are more R&D engineers in China. Eyes on China sounds a very good strategy at the moment and likely in the long run. The experience and knowledge acquired from home-grown TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE will likely benefit the company in the long run. Given all these, what's the focus of the development team in the Valley? If the market is going to be primarily in China, what about the marketing team in the States?