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Blackfire Research & Cavium Networks Partner to Deliver SuperStreamHD Solutions for Next Generation Networked Media Systems

San Francisco, CA., January 03, 2011 – Blackfire Research, a company at the forefront of wireless and networked audio systems and Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, and the digital home, today announced a partnership to deliver integrated, low cost SuperStreamHD modules based on Blackfire Research’s SuperStreamHD technology and Cavium’s ECONA™ CNS3XXX family of high performance ARM processor platforms.  These modules will enable OEM partners to lower the cost of integrating SuperStreamHD technology into their audio and video products. 

Blackfire Research’s award-winning, patent pending media transport technology, SuperStreamHD, brings the power and flexibility of IP networking to audio systems. It consists of software for computers and smartphones and hardware modules built into audio components. SuperStreamHD makes it possible to play music to the stereo wirelessly from any networked computer and smartphone over Wi-Fi without connecting wires, dongles or docking stations.

Cavium Networks’ ECONA CNS3xxx family of ARM processors delivers a wide variety of highly integrated embedded SoC options at industry leading performance per dollar and performance per watt. These processors implement the ARM11 MPcore™ processor technology along with innovative hardware offload engines to provide gigabit-class performance under one watt with ample CPU processing headroom for customer applications.

“With the explosion of multi-media consumption in the connected home, meeting consumers’ expectations for an enjoyable user experience requires the ability to seamlessly process and manage multiple applications simultaneously and minimize service interruptions.” said Sridhar Gollapudi, Sr. Director of Marketing, Connected Home and Office Group at Cavium Networks. “This demands a flexible and scalable media transport technology such as Blackfire’s SuperStreamHD to be tightly integrated with a powerful and energy-efficient hardware platform such as the ECONA dual ARM processor family. This reference solution helps our OEM customers to deliver feature-rich, customized solutions by fully leveraging the hardware acceleration and processor capabilities packed into our ECONA family of processors targeting CE devices with rich audio processing capabilities.”

Blackfire Research will be showing SuperStreamHD technology at CES Booth # 25306 in January, 2011.

About Blackfire Research
Blackfire Research, a Silicon Valley startup, combines the most advanced wireless, networking and embedded technologies with a passion for music to create technologies for Next Generation Media Systems that play from computers and smartphones over Wi-Fi. Visit Blackfire online at www.blackfirecorp.com

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 40 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access & service provider equipment. Cavium Networks processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support and reference designs. please visit: http://www.caviumnetworks.com


For additional information, contact:


Cavium Networks Contact:
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager,
Cavium Networks, 805 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043,
Telephone: +1 650-623-7033.
Email: angel.atondo@caviumnetworks.com

Blackfire Research Media inquiries:
Victoria Rierdan Hurley
Telephone: 310-993-1840
Email: victoria@heliconpr.com




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