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NetLogic Microsystems Announces Support for Cavium Networks OCTEON™ II Multicore MIPS64 Processor

NetLogic Microsystems’ market-leading families of knowledge-based processors to support and accelerate Cavium Networks’ next-generation OCTEON II processors

Mountain View, Calif., April 14, 2009
– NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. [NASDAQ: NETL], the leader in the design and development of knowledge-based processors and high-speed integrated circuits, today announced support for the OCTEON II Processors from Cavium Networks [NASDAQ: CAVM], a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, storage, wireless, video and security applications.

The recently announced Cavium Networks next generation OCTEON II Internet Application Processor (IAP) family is designed for the next-generation of Hyper-networks serving enterprise, data center, access and service provider markets which require support for converged data, voice and video. The OCTEON II target applications include switches, routers, appliances, equipment for 3G, WiMAX, LTE, wireless LAN, and unified storage systems and adapters. The OCTEON II family integrates 1 to 32 MIPS64 cores, up to 75 Application Acceleration Engines for quality of service, packet processing, TCP, compression, encryption, RAID, de-duplication and regular expression processing, up to 400Gbps of DDR3 memory bandwidth, and up to 100Gbps of network connectivity while consuming only 2W to 60W across the entire family.

NetLogic Microsystems’ industry-leading knowledge-based processors accelerate high-speed packet header inspection and application-aware processing functions to deliver best-in-class performance on next-generation networking, access, data center and security applications. NetLogic Microsystems’ Layers 2-4 knowledge-based processors accelerate header inspection and IPv6 processing functions to enable wire-speed quality-of-service (QoS), ACL security, video/voice forwarding, billing and VPN while maximizing the energy efficiency of the overall system. The NETL7™ family of Layer 7 knowledge-based processors from NetLogic Microsystems delivers unprecedented, deterministic performance while inspecting every bit of every packet at wire-speed to enable application-aware and cyber security functions.

“We’re excited to further expand upon our collaboration with Cavium Networks by supporting the next-generation OCTEON II Internal Application Processors, which delivers enhanced performance and scalability for today’s networks,” said Chris O’Reilly, vice president of marketing at NetLogic Microsystems. “By collaborating with Cavium on reference designs that include our knowledge-based processors, we will help customers accelerate time-to-market and lower development costs.”

”Our long-standing relationship with NetLogic Microsystems enables us both to deliver our respective best-in-class, highly innovative products and technologies to customers developing advanced networking and telecommunications systems,” said Rajiv Khemani, vice president and general manager of the Networking & Communications division at Cavium Networks. “We are committed to collaborate with our partners such as NetLogic Microsystems to ensure hardware and software interoperability and minimize development risks for customers developing systems using our new OCTEON II Processor family.”

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About NetLogic Microsystems
NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETL), a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Mountain View, California, designs, develops and markets high-performance knowledge-based processors and high-speed integrated circuits that accelerate the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia content for advanced enterprise, datacenter, communications and mobile wireless networks. NetLogic Microsystems’ products include high-performance knowledge-based processors, application-aware content processors, 10-Gigabit Ethernet interconnects and network search engines that are being deployed by Tier 1 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in leading systems such as routers, switches, wireless infrastructure equipment, network security appliances, datacenter servers, network access equipment and network storage devices. NetLogic Microsystems' knowledge-based processors and content processors employ an advanced processor architecture and a large knowledge or signature database containing information on the network, as well as applications and content that run on the network, to make complex decisions about individual packets of information traveling through the network. NetLogic Microsystems’ products significantly enhance the performance and functionality of next-generation networks that are designed to deliver high-definition video delivery over the Internet (IPTV), media-rich content over advanced mobile wireless services, voice transmission over the Internet (VoIP) and network security applications. For more information about products offered by NetLogic Microsystems, call +1-650-961-6676 or visit the NetLogic Microsystems Web site at

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, storage and security applications. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 20 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 and India. For more information, please visit:

NetLogic Contact:
Kelvin Khoo
Telephone: +1-650-230-5816

Cavium Networks Contact:
Angel Atondo
Marketing Communications Manager
Cavium Networks
805 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043
Telephone: 650-623-7033





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