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Cavium Announces Shipment of Industry-Leading 10-core OCTEON® II Processors into Mobile Basestation, Enterprise Router, Storage and 10G Adapter Applications

OCTEON II CN66XX Processors deliver unmatched performance and functionality in OEM system designs with highly constrained cost and power

San Jose, Calif., August 2, 2011— Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, and the digital home, announced initial shipments of OCTEON® II CN66XX processors to multiple OEM customers. The Cavium OCTEON II CN66XX integrates up to 10 MIPS64 cores and most-advanced hardware acceleration for networking, mobile infrastructure, control-plane and data-center applications providing superior performance within highly constrained power and cost designs. As a result, the CN66XX processor has already been selected by 3 tier-1 mobile infrastructure equipment providers, the majority of tier-1 networking and security OEMs, as well as leading storage vendors. The CN66XX is pin and software compatible with Cavium’s widely-adopted OCTEON II CN63XX processor with 1.67x performance increase, enabling increased scalability with seamless hardware and software re-use.

“Cavium’s OCTEON II processor architecture based on physical 64-bit cores and faster caches provides higher overall CoreMark industry-standard benchmark compute performance along with lower latency and greater determinism for packet processing,” said Linley Gwennap, principal analyst at The Linley Group. “These important attributes make the CN66XX a compelling solution for a wide range of networking, security and mobile OEM customers.”

“With the CN66XX, we now offer 2.5x the number of full 64-bit CPU cores and 2x the GHz versus alternatives within an extremely compact and power-efficient form-factor,” said YJ Kim, General Manager of Cavium’s Infrastructure Processor Group. “The full spectrum of Cavium’s integrated third-generation hardware acceleration, including our superior and deterministic DPI processing, augments our leading CPU performance. We are pleased with the market adoption of the CN66XX which enables a variety of winning solutions in next generation mobile infrastructure, cloud and networking applications.”

The Cavium OCTEON processor family is the industry's broadest and highest performance Multi-core MIPS64 processor family with price points that address application performance ranging from 1 Gbps to over 40 Gbps in a single chip. The OCTEON processor family consists of processors with 1 to 32 high-performance cores in a single chip with integrated networking interfaces and industry leading hardware acceleration for packet processing, quality of service, TCP, Security, compression / decompression and DPI.  OCTEON Processors have been chosen by all major tier-1 OEMs for Router, Security, Mobile infrastructure equipment, Storage, Cloud Computing, Adapter and Control Plane applications.


About Cavium, Inc
Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to over 40 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access & service provider equipment. Cavium’s processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium’s principal offices are in Mountain View, California with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India, Taiwan and China. For more information, please visit: http://www.cavium.com



For additional information, contact:

Cavium Contact:
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager,
Cavium, 2315 N. First Street,
San Jose CA 95131,
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com




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