SOURCE: Cavium Networks, Inc.

May 02, 2008 08:00 ET

Sandeep Vij Joins Cavium Networks as Vice President of Strategic Markets & Business Development

Former Senior Xilinx Executive Will Be Responsible for Accelerating Cavium's Growth in Key Market Segments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2008) - Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, storage, wireless and security applications, today announced that Sandeep Vij has joined the company as Vice President of Strategic Markets & Business Development.

Mr. Vij brings to Cavium Networks over 20 years of senior level general management and marketing experience in the semiconductor business. He will report directly to Syed Ali, Cavium Networks President and Chief Executive Officer, and will be responsible for accelerating Cavium's growth in key strategic market segments through a variety of corporate initiatives.

"We are extremely excited to have Sandeep join Cavium Networks," said Syed Ali. "Sandeep's impressive track record, talent and understanding of the semiconductor business will further accelerate our ability to increase market share and expand our business into existing and new markets. Additionally, his experience in helping scale high-growth public semiconductor companies will be extremely valuable as we continue to expand our business."

Prior to joining Cavium Networks, Mr. Vij held the position of Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Services and Support for Xilinx Inc. As the longest serving member of Xilinx's executive staff, he was responsible for all of their worldwide marketing, business operations and support activities across all divisions, products, end markets, channels and geographies. During his 12-year tenure at Xilinx, Mr. Vij was instrumental in scaling Xilinx's business from under $600M per year to over $1.8B per year and enabling it to become the industry's largest programmable logic vendor. As Vice President and General Manager of the General Products Division, Mr. Vij had profit and loss responsibility for all Xilinx's high-volume products with responsibility for product planning, integrated circuit (I.C.) design, product engineering, technology implementation, manufacturing strategy and marketing. Mr. Vij also pioneered Xilinx's very successful vertical markets business by developing high-level intellectual property (IP) solutions for the wired communications, wireless communications, storage, server, consumer, audio/video/broadcast, industrial, scientific and medical markets.

Prior to Xilinx, Mr. Vij spent five years in various senior roles at Altera Corporation where he helped scale its business from under $80M per year to over $400M per year. Mr. Vij also currently sits on the Board of Directors of Coherent Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR), the world's leading manufacturer of lasers and photonics for commercial and scientific research applications.

"I joined Cavium Networks because I truly believe Cavium has the right strategy and solutions for today's network, communication, storage, wireless and security markets," said Sandeep Vij. "Their impressive line of products, from low-end to high-end, and a large number of tier-1 design wins has created a solid foundation upon which we can build a highly innovative and differentiated solutions portfolio. These solutions will enable Cavium to be a strategic enabler for an even wider variety of next generation mainstream equipment."

About Cavium Networks

Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, and 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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