Start Making! Kinoma Create—the JavaScript-Powered IoT Construction Kit—is Coming to the SXSW 2015 Trade Show

Kinoma Create is for Educators inspiring tomorrow’s developers, JavaScript Programmers getting started with hardware, Makers building projects with less hassle, and Professional Designers prototyping products

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Santa Clara, CA (March 9, 2015) – Kinoma®, an integrated team of designers and engineers within semiconductor company Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), is bringing Kinoma Create to the SXSW 2015 trade show, Booth 201. Kinoma Create is the JavaScript-powered IoT construction kit and the theme of our presence at this year’s show is, “Start Making”.

Demos Galore
The Kinoma booth will be a demo-rich experience of JavaScript-powered hardware making, including demos of a mini robot on wheels, a giant labyrinth game, an ultrasonic rangefinder measuring system, and an Internet radio service controlled with near field communication (NFC). The Kinoma team will also demonstrate simple sensor, light and motor integration into Kinoma Create, illustrating just how easy it is to get projects up and running with the device.

The Kinoma team will also be at SXSW to demo Kinoma Studio, the integrated development environment (IDE) for KinomaJS that is ideal for scripting applications to run on Kinoma Create. It has a simulator to start coding even before work begins on the device. Wirelessly debugging KinomaJS apps with Kinoma Studio eliminates cables.

Now Open Source
The KinomaJS application framework is now open source. KinomaJS is uniquely designed to build the core applications of embedded devices using JavaScript. Now, anyone building projects with Kinoma Create has the option to read through the code to see what powers the KinomaJS apps they write. Developers can customize KinomaJS for their products.

Connect with Kinoma at SXSW 2015
Kinoma Create is featured at SXSW 2015 in Booth 201 on the trade show floor, near the Trinity and 4th Street entrances. To book meetings with the Kinoma team at SXSW, email pr@kinoma.com.

Availability

  • Kinoma Create at SXSW: Kinoma Create devices will be available to purchase in Kinoma’s SXSW trade show Booth 201. The first 100 people who purchase the device at SXSW will receive a bonus sensor pack.
  • Kinoma Create online: Kinoma Create is available at SparkFun for $149.95 at https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13182; and for those in Japan, through Switch Science at https://www.switch-science.com/catalog/2000/.  
  • Kinoma Studio: Kinoma Studio is available as a free download for Mac OS, Windows PC, and Linux, at kinoma.com/studio.

Media Resources
Screenshots, icons and other related media are available for download: kinoma.com/media

About Kinoma
The Kinoma group creates consumer electronics products, and helps others to rapidly prototype and create products themselves. The tightly integrated design and engineering team resides at global semiconductor leader Marvell. Marvell acquired Kinoma in 2010 for the team’s proven heritage in software architected for high performance on everything from phones and tablets to the “Internet of Things” (IoT). For more information, visit kinoma.com.

About Marvell
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions and Kinoma software enabling the “Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle.” From mobile communications to storage, Internet of Things (IoT), 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 the world’s most 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

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For Further Information Contact:

Kinoma Media Relations
Rachel Bennett
Tel: 415-608-1002
rachelb@marvell.com