SOURCE: Cavium Networks, Inc.

July 16, 2008 16:01 ET

Sumitomo Electric Networks Inc. Selects OCTEON™ to Power Triple-Play Home Gateways for Next-Generation Fiber to the Home Service

Dual-Core Cavium Networks OCTEON Processor Enables Market-Leading Performance and Service Deployment Flexibility for the Rapidly Growing FTTx Market

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - July 16, 2008) - Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, storage, wireless and security applications, today announced that Sumitomo Electric Networks Inc., a leading provider of broadband access equipment for major carrier customers in the Japan market, has developed their flagship, gigabit rate, next generation home gateway based on the Cavium Networks OCTEON CN5020 processor. The OCTEON Processor Family provides a scalable solution with leading performance per dollar and performance per watt for next-generation high-performance, triple-play gateways.

As bandwidth requirements for home access increase driven by rich voice, video and data traffic, FTTx (fiber) deployment is growing rapidly in several parts of the world including Japan, US and Europe. In the Japan market, FTTH network delivers gigabit rates to the home. Homes need powerful gateways to process such high data rates along with the associated IPv6 and PPPoE protocol processing. In addition, the home gateways need to process triple play traffic with stringent QoS requirements, support IPsec and WiFi functionality along with carrier class Voice over IP and IPTV services. OCTEON CN5020 dual core communications processor was chosen by Sumitomo Electric Networks Inc. to provide the heart of their next generation home gateway based on the ability to meet these stringent performance and quality demands of major Japanese service provider networks.

"We benchmarked a number of solutions and the OCTEON CN5020 was clearly the best solution for us," said Tsuyoshi Kawano, President, Sumitomo Electric Networks Inc. "Our product has to meet or exceed the highly demanding price, power and performance requirements needed for mass deployment of fiber to the home broadband networks. Cavium's dual core processor enabled us to fulfill these requirements along with ease of programming and providing headroom for future deployment of additional services."

"We are honored to be selected by Sumitomo Electric Networks Inc. for their next generation gateway," said Syed Ali, President and CEO, Cavium Networks. "The advanced feature requirements of FTTx networks such as gigabit rate IPv4 and IPv6 performance to the home, multiple levels of QoS, excellent small packet performance, VoIP, 802.11 WLAN as well the as many proprietary features means that basic, off the shelf processors simply cannot do the job. Our highly integrated OCTEON Plus System-on-Chip processor with dual custom MIPS64 cores, essential hardware acceleration features, built in security delivers leading performance within stringent cost and power constraints for these rigorous requirements."

The OCTEON CN50XX family offers the choice of 1 or 2 custom 64-bit MIPS core devices, operating at 300-700MHz frequencies with multiple software and pin compatible processor options. Along with the best in class processor cores, the OCTEON CN50XX provides an integrated 128KB L2 cache, QoS, TCP, packet and security co-processing in hardware with a rich set of interfaces such as TDM/PCM, multiple Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, PCI, USB 2.0 and many others. With these advanced features, competitive price points and low power consumption the OCTEON CN50XX delivers an unparalleled solution for the rapidly growing high bandwidth broadband deployments in Japan, North America and Europe.

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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