Cavium Joins FiOS

Cavium Networks'S OCTEON powers Actiontec's new boadband home router being deployed by Verizon

October 14, 2008

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Cavium Networks (NasdaqGM:CAVM - News), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, storage, wireless and security applications, today announced that Actiontec Electronics, a leading developer of broadband connectivity and broadband-powered solutions, has designed the Cavium OCTEON CN50XX dual-core, 64-bit MIPS processor into their next generation Broadband Home Router, MI424-WR. The routers will be deployed to support Verizon's FiOS FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) Internet and IPTV services.

Actiontec's new design provides numerous connectivity options and quality of service (QoS) controls for critical services like voice, IPTV or security. Additionally, it offers future-proof capabilities including significant headroom to support increased bandwidth rates without requiring software or hardware redesign.

"Actiontec has brought to market a feature-rich broadband router with market-leading performance using the Cavium OCTEON processor," said Dean Chang, president and CEO, Actiontec Electronics, Inc. "We evaluated a number of processors to meet our stringent performance and feature requirements within tight cost and power constraints. The OCTEON CN50XX processor with its optimized 64-bit dual MIPS cores and hardware acceleration for networking and quality-of-service (QoS) delivered the highest performance for our application and was the best solution for us."

Cavium Inc. (Nasdaq: CAVM)

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