SOURCE: Cavium Networks, Inc.

October 20, 2008 08:00 ET

ZTE Selects Cavium Networks' OCTEON Processors for Feature-Rich, 3G Wireless Broadband Access Routers

Cavium's OCTEON Plus CN5010 Processor Enables Full-Featured 3G Broadband Access, 802.11 WLAN and Telecom-Grade VoIP in a High-Performance, Cost-Effective Platform

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2008) - Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, storage and wireless applications, today announced that ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has selected the OCTEON Plus CN5010 MIPS64 processor as the heart of their latest Wireless WCDMA Broadband Router supporting the growing wireless broadband access deployments worldwide. ZTE is using the Cavium OCTEON Plus CN5010 to deliver feature rich broadband access, telecom-grade multi-channel VoIP, Fax over IP, security services including firewall and VPN, 802.11b/g wireless LAN, network management and an easy to use graphical user interface.

"During our evaluation, we were highly impressed with the level of performance and integration available in the Cavium OCTEON CN5010 processor which was much superior to alternatives," said ZTE WCDMA General Manager Li Ying Feng. "This allowed us to incorporate our leading services feature-set with high-performance in a tight cost and thermal budget. We also appreciate the excellent support provided by Cavium to bring this product to market fast."

"We are pleased to enable ZTE to deliver their wireless broadband access CPE gateways," said Rajiv Khemani, vice president of marketing and sales, Cavium Networks. "This design represents an exciting new market segment with tremendous growth potential for our high performance, low power processors."

The OCTEON Plus single and dual core processors have been highly successful in a range of market segments including fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) routers, 802.11n enterprise access points and SOHO/SME secure routers. This new ZTE application demonstrates the versatility, performance and integration benefits of the OCTEON MIPS64 processors for a new category of broadband access products being adopted in several regions worldwide including China and Europe.

The OCTEON Plus CN50XX family offers the choice of one or two custom 64-bit MIPS core devices, operating at 300-700 MHz 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 wireless WAN, wireless LAN and high-bandwidth broadband deployments worldwide.

About ZTE Corporation

ZTE Corporation (Zhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment Company Limited) (SZSE: 000063) (SEHK: 0763) is a global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions for GSM, CDMA, CDMA2000, W-CDMA, TD-SCDMA, FDD-LTE, TDD-LTE,IMS, NGN, PSTN, SDH, ADSL, IPTV, Value Added Services. ZTE's full range of network products cover wireless, data, optical transport, switching, video conferencing, power supply, monitoring, etc. ZTE also provides solutions in narrowband, broadband, wired and wireless products, including a ZTE branded line of mobile handsets. ZTE operates in mainland China, Bangladesh, Hong Kong , the Philippines, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Brazil, Romania, Pakistan, Nepal, Iran, India, Libya, Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, Tanzania, Angola, U.S., UK, Algeria, Colombia, Tunisia, Russia, Cuba, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Canada and Sri Lanka. Its shares are publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges; with domestic R&D centers operating in LianTang/Shenzhen, Shanghai, Nanjing, Xi'an, Chongqing, Chengdu and Beijing. For more information please visit:

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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