SOURCE: Cavium Networks, Inc.

Cavium Networks, Inc.

February 14, 2011 02:00 ET

Cavium Networks and Picochip Partner to Showcase Industry's First End-to-End LTE Femtocell at 2011 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Cavium Networks OCTEON Processor and ODYSSEY 9010 4G/LTE Baseband DSP Provide LTE Silicon Solutions for Next Generation of Picochip Femtocells

BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - February 14, 2011) - Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, and the digital home, today announced their unique enablement and partnership of Picochip's femtocell demonstration at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (February 14-17) featuring both the OCTEON and ODYSSEY product lines. The Cavium OCTEON product line is the industry's #1 embedded multi-core processor line designed into enterprise, data center and service provider equipment including routers, switches, appliances, 3G/4G wireless base stations, RNCs, xGSNs, evolved packet core, services gateways, DPI equipment, storage switches and intelligent server adapters. The Cavium ODYSSEY product line, which is from the recently announced acquisition from Wavesat, is an industry leader in multi-protocol programmable 4G/LTE baseband DSP silicon and is designed into LTE data products.

With the rollout of LTE, many operators are looking seriously at large-scale deployments of femtocells to provide a better user experience to their subscribers and reduce the network load. Currently over 65% of mobile usage is inside buildings, where coverage can be an issue, particularly at higher frequencies of LTE. The business case for femtocells is ever more compelling, combining as it does increased targeted coverage with reduced CAPEX/OPEX.

"Picochip is very pleased to work with Cavium Networks to showcase the first end-to-end LTE femtocell solution at Mobile World Congress," said Nigel Toon, CEO of Picochip. "If LTE is to deliver on its potential, then 'small cell' basestations are an essential part of the network: at Picochip we have pioneered this vision; we were the first to demonstrate an LTE femtocell and this year we are proud to show the first end-to-end IoT demonstration, and to announce the first LTE commercial contracts."

"Cavium is recognized as an industry leader with its OCTEON processor family, which is used by virtually all of the major infrastructure providers in the micro/macro cell market," said Will Strauss, President at Forward Concepts. "The new ODYSSEY family provides a unique programmable multi-protocol architecture that is well suited to femtocell deployments. This demonstration with Picochip showcases Cavium's silicon both on the infrastructure and the device side."

"We are pleased to partner with Picochip to enable this important LTE demonstration milestone for Mobile World Congress," said Rajiv Khemani, COO of Cavium Networks. "Our ability to provide solutions for the infrastructure and client sides of the LTE connection is critical to ensuring that our partners and customers can deliver a robust, high-performance carrier class product to operators worldwide."

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 US, India, Taiwan and Canada. For more information, please visit:

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