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Cavium, GE Fanuc Partner

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Reinforcing their commitment to maintaining and extending the companies’ leadership position in the development of open, carrier-grade advanced packet processor solutions across a broad range of markets, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms today announced a strategic relationship with Cavium Networks. The relationship was announced today at MVACEC (Mountain View Alliance Communications Ecosystem Conference, San Francisco Conference Center), a forum dedicated to next generation COTS network hardware and software solutions.

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms’ AdvancedMC™, PCI-X, PCI Express and AdvancedTCA™ platforms will be based on Cavium’s roadmap for its OCTEON™ multi-core MIPS64™ family of high-performance, low-power, multi-core processors. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is demonstrating its current OCTEON-based packet processing platform at the forum.

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has previously announced a range of products based on OCTEON packet processing technology, including the Telum™ NPA-38x4 and NPA-58x4 high performance packet processor AdvancedMCs, the WANic™ 3850 and 3860 PCI-X™ high performance packet processors and the AT-5800 high-performance packet processor AdvancedTCA blade. The company has already begun work on developing new products based on Cavium’s recently-announced 5400 and 5600 silicon.

“This is a relationship that is highly synergistic, leveraging the two companies’ strengths to enable the development of powerful, flexible solutions for the most demanding packet processing requirements,” said Adrian Bernhard, General Manager, Commercial Products at GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. “We are bringing the superior technology capabilities of the Cavium OCTEON processors to the wide range of industries GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms serves, including telecommunications, military and industrial markets. Together with our key packet processor strategic software alliances – 6Wind, AFORE and Qosmos –we are capable of delivering real customer value as, collectively, we address the future requirements for high performance IP communications and secure access applications.”

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