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EDIMAX Technology Deploys Multiple, Industry Leading Network Attached Storage Platforms based on Cavium Networks' ECONA™ Processors

Cavium ECONA CNS3XXX ARM-based SoC powers best-in-class NAS solutions from EDIMAX

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., January 05, 2011 – Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home, today announced that Taiwan-based EDIMAX Technology, the world’s top manufacturer of advanced network communication products, has released a number of new networked storage platforms targeting the consumer and SMB markets based on Cavium’s ECONA™ Multi-core ARM11 MPCore™ System-On-Chips (SOCs). These high-performance storage products support both wired and wireless connectivity and include scalable 1-, 2- and 4-Bay platforms. Besides deploying market-leading solutions under their own brand, EDIMAX Technology also develops products for many of the world’s leading NAS vendors as their Original Design Manufacturer (ODM).

With the on-going data explosion within broadband connected home showing no signs of slowing down, the need for a networked storage device that can support high speed access to media-rich applications such as high definition video, high resolution photos and high fidelity audio while meeting price-sensitive consumer price points. In addition, these next generation storage devices should also adhere to the low-profile, non-obtrusive form factor that CE devices are expected to deliver. These requirements mandate a processing solution that provides a unique combination of high processing capacity, security and scalability, hardware acceleration and low power consumption. Cavium’s ECONA processors provide the best performance per dollar and best performance per watt in the industry, with multi-gigabit NAS performance under 2W. With Cavium Networks’ ECONA CNS3XXX SoC, EDIMAX Technology has successfully developed and deployed their next generation storage platform for the broadband-connected digital home.

Edimax Technology’s powerful NAS storage server comes in a 1-Bay (NS-2511) and a 2-Bay (NS-2512) version for different environments. The NS-2511 and the NS-2512 are complete storage solutions with high-speed networking capabilities. The NS-2511 features one disk drawer to enclose a 3.5” SATA HDD and the NS-2512 provides space for two 3.5” SATA HDD’s with maximum capacity of 2 TB per bay. The NS-2511 and NS2512 function as flexible and complete media servers. A built-in iTunes Music server allows users to connect an iPod to share and play media files. In addition, the DLNA and UPnP server allows users to share media files with UPnP and DLNA compliant media adapters or players within the network. Both NAS servers support FTP/HTTP and BitTorrent (P2P) downloading features, enabling an uninterrupted download, even when the computer is powered off.

“We are excited to introduce to the market innovative and leading-edge products that drive the deployment of next generation networked storage platforms that support the myriad applications and connected devices being deployed in the SoHo and consumer markets”, said Peter L. J. Pan, VP at EDIMAX Technology. “Cavium’s multi-core ECONA platforms delivered superior scalability, performance, features and low power that were essential to implement the revolutionary feature set across all our networked storage platforms”.

“EDIMAX Technology is a pioneer in developing next-generation networked storage technologies for the consumer and SMB segments world-wide. We are pleased to collaborate with EDIMAX Technology in its deployment of a world-class, comprehensive portfolio of networked storage products” said Manoj Gujral, VP and GM of Broadband and Consumer Division at Cavium Networks. “We look forward to continuing our strong partnership in launching more products and advanced technology to support the increasingly media-centric applications in the digital home.”

About EDIMAX Technology
EDIMAX Technology is dedicated to the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of a broad range of networking solutions. Since EDIMAX was founded in 1986, the company has grown to be among the world’s leading manufacturers of advanced network communication products. EDIMAX is headquartered in Taiwan (Republic of China) and has been listed at the Taiwanese Stock Exchange since 2001. In 2003, EDIMAX was ISO 9001 and ISO 14000 certified; and in 2009, the company’s group revenue reached approximately US $110 million worldwide. EDIMAX’s complete product portfolio fulfills all the connectivity needs of any network architecture or application requirement.

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for 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 and service provider equipment. Cavium Networks processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium Networks principal offices are in Mountain View, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India and Taiwan. For more information, 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




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