SOURCE: Cavium Networks, Inc.

November 05, 2007 11:00 ET

Cavium Networks' OCTEON™ Processors Power H3C's SMB and Internet Café Router Products

H3C Utilizes Cavium OCTEON Processors in a Series of Products to Leverage Scalability, Performance and Low Power

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - November 5, 2007) - Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, storage and security applications, today announced that H3C, one of the world's leading IP technology and solution providers, has designed Cavium's OCTEON processors in a broad range of products targeting the SMB, Café Router and Service Provider markets. H3C has selected Cavium's processors as a key component for its Open Application Architecture (OAA) due to its leading application performance, broad scalability, and low power consumption.

Cavium Networks' single and dual core OCTEON processors power H3C's entire line of ER5000 and ER3000 series routers that have been announced and have started initial production. The ER series of routers is targeted at the high growth China Internet Café Router and SMB markets and delivers high performance for a variety of features including L2-L3 protocols, QoS, NAT, Firewall and VPN. Additionally, H3C has designed Cavium multi-core processors into Service Provider Media Gateway products.

"H3C selected Cavium's OCTEON processors for our ER Routers because they provide the highest routing and services performance within our tight power and cost constraints," said York Liao, Director of SMB/SOHO Products Development at H3C." We are also very pleased with Cavium's strong support and software capabilities, which enabled us to introduce the product to the market in less than 12 months, and provide a compelling feature set for H3C's products."

"China is a very important market for Cavium. Over the past year we have significantly scaled our support infrastructure in China by more than tripling our staff, providing dedicated engineering support and delivering cutting-edge technology to address Tier 1 OEM customer requirements," said Rajiv Khemani, VP of Marketing and Sales at Cavium Networks. "We are pleased to support H3C's SOHO & SMB product line and enable their world class products."

OCTEON™ Multicore MIPS64 Processors

The Cavium Networks OCTEON family of Multi-Core MIPS64 processors offers industry leading performance, scalability, low-power and advanced hardware acceleration for intelligent networking applications ranging from 100Mbps to full-duplex 10Gbps. These software-compatible processors, with one to sixteen cnMIPS cores on a single chip, integrate next-generation networking interfaces, memory controller, advanced hardware acceleration for packet processing, QoS, TCP, multi-core scaling, pattern matching, compression/decompression, storage and security with latest processor peripherals in a single chip. Additionally the OCTEON processor family provides leading throughput and general purpose programmability for Layer 2 through Layer 7 processing required for building next-generation intelligent networks.

About Cavium Networks

Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, storage and security applications. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access & service provider equipment. Cavium Networks processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium Networks principal offices are in Mountain View, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts and India. For more information, please visit:

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