SOURCE: Cavium Networks, Inc.

Cavium Networks, Inc.

February 15, 2011 02:00 ET

Airspan Selects Cavium Networks OCTEON® Processors to Power Its Next Generation 4G LTE Products

Cavium's Low-Power, Integrated Multi-Core Processors Enable L2-L7 Processing for Airspan's Radio Access Network Products

BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) -  Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, and the digital home, today announced that Airspan, a leading provider of broadband wireless access networks, has selected Cavium Networks to power its AirSynergy, AirHarmony, Air4G line of products for 4G multi-platform networks. The new line of products leverages Cavium's OCTEON® multi-core processors, which are designed to accelerate Layer 2 to Layer 7 processing for wireless networks, to address the demands of 4G network carriers and operators as well as a variety of vertical markets such as Smart Grids, Public Safety and Transportation. The low power consumption of OCTEON has enabled delivering products to service even rural areas that are required to be powered by Solar cells.

Cavium is showcasing Airspan's AirSynergy Pico Base Station with integrated self-backhaul and relay in Hall 2, booth 2C05 at the Mobile World Congress February 14 - 17 in Barcelona, Spain.

"Airspan's new products offer Radio Access Network Solutions designed for low-cost, quick deployment and maximized capacity and coverage," said Paul Senior, Chief Technical Officer at Airspan Networks. "Cavium's OCTEON low-power, scalable multi-core processors have allowed us to provide groundbreaking architecture of cost efficient, high performance products to bridge the capacity chasm in 4G networks."

The OCTEON processor family consists of industry's broadest and highest performance general purpose multi-core MIPS64 based processors ranging from 1 to 32 cores on a single chip with integrated networking interfaces with industry leading hardware acceleration for packet processing, quality of service, TCP, Security, compression / decompression and deep packet inspection (DPI).

"We are pleased to be selected by Airspan for their next generation Radio Access Products," said YJ Kim, General Manager, Infrastructure Processor Group at Cavium Networks. "The OCTEON processors integrate a rich array of hardware accelerators along with Advanced Software Programmability enabling high-capacity, flexible, Software solutions for 4G networks."

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 40 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, California with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India and Taiwan. For more information, please visit:

About Airspan Networks Inc.
Airspan (OTC Markets: AIRO) is a leading 4G wireless solution provider. With over 500 customers in over 100 countries and as a top vendor for carrier-class broadband wireless solutions, Airspan is recognized as a leader and pioneer in 4G and broadband wireless technologies. Providing an expansive product portfolio, Airspan offers customers the widest selection of 4G products in the industry with an unsurpassed level of technology to benefit their business case. Airspan has solutions spanning the 700 MHz to 6 GHz frequency bands.

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