SOURCE: Cavium Networks, Inc.

October 10, 2008 08:00 ET

D-Link Selects Cavium Networks' OCTEON™ Processors for SMB 802.11n WLAN Solutions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - October 10, 2008) - 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 D-Link, an end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers and business, has selected Cavium Networks' OCTEON MIPS64® processor family for use in its SMB wireless LAN (WLAN) Access Point (AP), DAP-2590. The OCTEON processor family provides a scalable processor family with leading performance/dollar and performance/watt, and is being used by several companies for a variety of single and dual band APs for both indoor and outdoor applications. Today OCTEON single and dual-core processors are being used in a wide mix of SMB equipment including UTM routers, switches and storage equipment.

"We could not be more pleased both with the performance of Cavium's products and their excellent technical support," said Thomas Huang, VP of Research and Development at D-Link. "The high performance and scalability of Cavium's chips gives us tremendous flexibility with respect to our hardware architecture, and has enabled us to add unique capabilities to our products while meeting aggressive product costs. Cavium's technical assistance was excellent and allowed us to rapidly prototype and productize our 802.11n WLAN AP on a very tight schedule."

"Cavium Networks provides highly integrated single-chip processing solutions for building intelligent and secure wireless networking equipment supporting voice, video, mobility, and data," said Rajneesh Gaur, Director, Product Marketing at Cavium Networks. "Our power-efficient, high-performance and scalable OCTEON processors are a great match for D-Link's high performance 802.11n AP products, and we're very pleased to be working with them on several different 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 processor peripherals, next-generation networking interfaces, a memory controller, advanced hardware acceleration for packet processing, QoS, TCP, multi-core scaling, pattern matching, compression/decompression, storage, and security. Additionally the OCTEON processor family provides unparalleled throughput and general purpose programmability for the Layer 2 through Layer 7 processing required to build 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 20 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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