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Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) is a provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communication, and the digital home. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to over 100 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer, wireless, access and service provider equipment. Cavium processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tools and application support, hardware reference designs and other services. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts and India.

Customers and Target Markets

Cavium products have been designed-in by the World's leading networking, wireless, storage, and security vendors. Cavium design wins are at companies such as Alcatel-Lucent, Aruba Networks, Cisco, Citrix, F5 Networks Furukawa Electric, GE Fanuc, IBM, Juniper, Motorola ECC, Netgear, Nokia, Radisys, Sofaware, Sonicwall, and Qualcomm.

Target Markets

Cavium products are used in a wide variety of networking applications including:

  • Enterprise Networks: Routers, Security Appliances, WAN Optimization, and Enterprise Switches.
  • Data Centers: Application Delivery Switches, XML Gateways, and Server Offload.
  • Broadband and Consumer: Broadband Routers, Triple Play Gateways, Retail and Small Office Wired and WLAN Routers, VoIP Phones and Network Attached Storage Devices.
  • Access and Service Provider: Mobile 3G/4G, Base station to Core Network Equipment, Infrastructure Equipment, Security Gateways, Session Border Controllers and Routers.
  • Storage: FC to IP Routers, Disc Arrays, Switches, and TCP, Compression, De-duplication and Security Offload.
  • Connected Home of Office Devices: Broadband Multi-media Gateways, Connected Picture Frames and Intelligent Network Attached Storage.
  • WiVu: Wireless display applications for consumer electronic devices.
  • Embedded Video Processing: Medical imaging, Digital Signage and Low Latency Broadcast.
  • Digital Media Gateway: Set-top Boxes and DVR Media Player.


Cavium has received numerous awards recognizing the product line and company performance, including:

2009 Deloitte Technology Fast500

Forbes 2010 America's 25 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies

ACG Silicon Valley 2011 Growth Award

2009 Global Semiconductor Alliance Favorite Analyst Semiconductor Company

2008 Global Semiconductor Alliance Most Respected Emerging Public Semiconductor Company

2008 Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Winner for Silicon Valley Software and Information Technology (IT) companies

2007 Fabless Semiconductor Association Favorite Fabless Picks

2006 Cisco Systems Excellence in Technology Award

2006 SonicWALL Supplier of the Year Award

2006, 2004 & 2003 Fabless Semiconductor Association Most Respected Private Company WorldWide

2005 Fabless Semiconductor Association Outstanding Financial Performance by a Private Company

2005, 2004 & 2003 KPMG and AlwaysOn List of Top 100 Private Companies

2005 & 2004 EDN Best 100 Product of the Year (OCTEON)

2004 & 2003 AnalogZone Product of the Year (NITROX & GOLDEN GATE)

2004 & 2002 Product Awards at the Network System Design Conference (OCTEON & NITROX)

2002 Microprocessor Report Best Security Processor (NITROX)


Cavium portfolio includes:

  • OCTEON® Multi-core MIPS64 Processors: Provide a scalable range from one to thirty-two cnMIPS® cores on a single system on a chip (SoC) along with the most advanced networking, security and application hardware acceleration. The cnMIPS® core is Cavium's custom implementation of MIPS64 release 2, optimized for networking, and services with very low power consumption. Application hardware acceleration engines for QoS, packet processing, TCP, compression, encryption, SNOW 3G, KASUMI, RAID, de-duplication and pattern matching enable OCTEON to deliver unmatched scalability, performance and integration from 100 Mbps to over 40 Gbps of network performance. OCTEON supports flexible standards-based I/O's including gigabit Ethernet, 10 gigabit Ethernet, PCI Express Gen 1 & 2, USB2.0, serial Rapid I/O (sRIO™) and Interlaken.
  • NITROX® Processors: The NITROX and NITROX DPI families support cryptography, compression and deep packet inspection (DPI) at up to 40 Gbps and up to 200K RSA Ops/sec. They are ideally suited for enterprise routers and switches, data center networking appliances, integrated security appliances and service provider infrastructure.
  • ECONA™ ARM Core Processors: Provide an integrated ARM CPU, comprehensive I/Os and hardware offload blocks for low BOM cost broadband and consumer applications. They offer a rich set of integrated hardware accelerators and a range of I/Os for glueless voice, video and data connectivity. ECONA's sophisticated power management techniques enable super low-power operation starting at less than 1 Watt.
  • PureVu® Video Processors: 2D and 3D video processors and WiVu™ Wireless Display integrates dual ARM11 processors with the industry's lowest latency H.264, multi-stream codecs supporting up to 1200P video processing at 60 Hz frame rates, as well as security and graphics accelerators. Applications include networked home video distribution, connected TV, gaming, consumer appliances, and video conferencing.
  • Odyssey™ Wireless Processors: Flexible Multi Protocol baseband processor supporting LTE & WiMAX Broadband Applications for consumer electronics with flexible bandwidth and frequency support in FDD and TDD modes. Low power consumption and heat dissipation through extensive power management features. Optimum System level Integration with choice of built?in interfaces (Ethernet, SDIO Device Interface, USB 2.0, MMC Host Interface, SPI) service small form?factor devices.
  • Celestial™ Set Top Box Processors: Highly integrated set-top box processors targeting worldwide digital Terrestrial, satellite, Cable and IP based operator and retail products. The ARM based SoC's include multi-standard video codecs, image and display processing, advanced conditional access, 2D graphics acceleration and combined with a rich peripheral set addresses major set-top box requirements.
  • Intelligent Network & Security Adapters: Includes three major product families: OCTEON Intelligent Network, NITROX XL and NITROX XL FIPS HSM Adapters. The OCTEON Intelligent Network Adapters support several offloads including compression, crypto, DPI, TCP Offload, De-duplication and RAID. NITROX XL Acceleration adapters deliver over 40 Gbps of crypto processing and over 20 Gbps of compression processing along with 200K Ops/sec. NITROX XL Acceleration adapters deliver over 40 Gbps of crypto processing and over 20 gbps of compression processing along with 200K RSA Ops/sec. The FIPS HSM adapters deliver highest performance and is certified to the stringent FIPS 140-2 Level 3.

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