Cavium Launches Octeon II

Cavium Networks announces breakthrough next-generation Octeon II Multi-Core MIPS64 Internet application processor family

April 14, 2009

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, storage, wireless and video applications, today announced the OCTEON II Internet Application Processor (IAP) family of multi-core MIPS64® processors. The OCTEON II IAP offers up to 4x performance over the existing and widely deployed OCTEON Plus processor family, with more than twice the performance/watt and performance/dollar. In addition, the new product family adds revolutionary new application acceleration engines. The new OCTEON II IAP processor family is designed to fuel the voice, video and data convergence driven by cloud computing, virtualization, HD video over IP, Web 2.0 and mobile 3G/4G applications which require a many fold increase in packet processing, secure application delivery and quality of service (QoS) performance.

Over the past 2 years, general-purpose multi-core processors have become mainstream in embedded, networking, wireless, storage and high-bandwidth broadband applications. All major Tier-1 OEMs in the market have adopted multi-core processors and ported millions of lines-of-code of software, including proprietary operating systems, to achieve unprecedented gains in performance, power and cost savings. Multi-core designs span from fiber-to-the-home CPE (customer premise equipment) routers, 802.11n Wifi access points, and SME (small medium enterprise) routers to data center application delivery switches, service provider wireless gateways and core routers.

Cavium Networks OCTEON Multi-core MIPS64 processors have been a driving force for multi-core adoption at major Tier-1 networking, wireless, and storage OEMs worldwide. Cavium has dramatically simplified multi-core development by providing support for standard operating systems, GNU tool-chains, C/C++ based software applications and unique hardware acceleration engines with an advanced multi-core scheduler. Additionally Cavium's 100+ PACE™ ecosystem partners have delivered optimized OCTEON multi-core solutions across operating systems, development tools, applications, middleware and hardware platforms.

Cavium Inc. (Nasdaq: CAVM)

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