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NetLogic, Cavium Team

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NETL), the leader in the design and development of knowledge-based processors, and Cavium Networks, a worldwide leader in security, network services and embedded processor solutions, today announced the availability of a joint reference platform that incorporates NetLogic Microsystems' GLQ family of knowledge-based processors and Cavium Networks' OCTEON(TM) Multi-core MIPS64(R) processor to provide a 20 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) reference solution. NetLogic Microsystems' knowledge-based processor enables network and application awareness by accelerating high-performance packet/content inspection, flow classification, access control list (ACL) security, Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) routing and quality of service (QoS) processing, while Cavium Networks' OCTEON Multi-core MIPS64 processor performs advanced embedded networking functions. The collaborative OCTEON-KBP Reference Design Kit is intended to speed customer system development resulting in significantly reduced time to market and system development costs.

The OCTEON-KBP Reference Design Kit is targeted at the high-growth networking, communications, and wireless markets. The joint platform offers significant power, performance and time-to-market advantages for equipment vendors developing next-generation routers, intelligent switches, multi-service access equipment, 3G wireless infrastructure equipment, Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) systems, Advanced Mezzanine Cards (AMCs), network security appliances, multi-protocol storage switches, and border session gateways.

"We are excited to team with Cavium Networks to enable advanced applications such as quadruple-play (convergence of video, voice, data and mobility) to deliver unparalleled performance for our customers," said James McDermott, director of marketing for NetLogic Microsystems. "By offering pre-packaged hardware and software interoperability with Cavium's Multi-core MIPS64 based processor, NetLogic Microsystems continues to extend its leadership position in the knowledge-based processor market."

NetLogic Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq: NETL)

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