Cavium, Cypress Team Up

Cavium will provide joint solutions for next-generation networking systems with Cypress

August 26, 2005

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Cavium Networks, a worldwide leader in security, network services and embedded processor solutions, today announced that it will provide joint solutions for next- generation networking systems with Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:CY) , a leader in search solutions. The two companies will provide joint reference designs illustrating how Cypress's Ayama(TM) network search engines (NSEs) interoperate with Cavium's OCTEON EXP integrated control and data plane processor family to provide solutions for the access, edge and core networking markets. Cypress's NSE products and the OCTEON EXP processors are employed by networking, storage and wireless infrastructure equipment vendors building routers, intelligent switches, multi-service access equipment, multi-protocol storage switches, border session gateways and other related networking infrastructure equipment.

"The need for deep-packet classification for next-generation routers and intelligent content aware switches is increasing with the advent of application layer processing," said RK Parthasarathy, senior product marketing manager at Cypress. "By partnering with Cavium Networks' broad range of processors spanning multiple price and performance points, Cypress is expanding its leadership position by providing network search solutions targeted for the next generation of integrated control and data plane applications."

"Cavium Networks is pleased to work with Cypress to offer proven and widely used ternary CAM and algorithmic based look-up solutions," said Amer Haider, Director of Marketing, OCTEON Product Line at Cavium Networks. "By adding look-up acceleration to OCTEON EXP we are providing OEM vendors a new level of packet processing performance with general-purpose processor cores programmable using C / C++."

Cavium Networks Inc.

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