Cavium Networks to acquire Taiwan-based Star Semiconductor

July 18, 2008

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, security and wireless applications, today announced that it is has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets and business of Star Semiconductor Corporation. Star Semiconductor is a Taiwan-based design house in Hsinchu with expertise in building highly integrated ARM-based SOC processors for the broadband, connected home and SOHO market segments. This acquisition will provide Cavium Networks with a highly experienced stand-alone SOC processor team based in Taiwan. The net purchase price of the acquisition will be approximately $9 million in cash. The acquisition is expected to close in the third calendar quarter of 2008.

Cavium's existing OCTEON single- and dual-core processor lines address gateway applications in the broadband market including SOHO/SMB, FTTH and enterprise 802.11n access point applications. This acquisition will enable Cavium to deliver highly optimized, cost effective and low power SOC processors to address a significantly broader range of network connected, triple-play enabled devices for the digitally connected home and office. Cavium Networks plans to continue to ship and sell Star's existing product lines.

"Cavium Networks' technology is enabling intelligent networks around the globe," said Syed Ali, CEO and President of Cavium Networks. "Adding Star Semiconductor's highly experienced SOC team focused on broadband and network connected devices will enable us to significantly expand our served end markets. We are very excited about the addition of Star Semiconductor to the Cavium family."

Cavium Inc. (Nasdaq: CAVM)

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