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Cavium (NASDAQ: CAVM) is a provider of
highly integrated semiconductor processors that enable intelligent networking, communications, storage, video and security applications. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 1Gbps to 100Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data-Center, Broadband/Consumer and 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’s principal offices are in San Jose, California with design team locations in Massachusetts, India, Taiwan and China.

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 Appliance, WAN Optimization, and Enterprise Switch.
  • Data Centers: Application Delivery Switch, XML Gateway, and Server Offload.
  • Broadband and Consumer: Broadband Router, Triple Play Gateway, Retail and Small Office Wired and WLAN Router, VoIP Phone and Network Storage.
  • Access and Service Provider: Security Gateway, Session Border Controller, Router, and Mobile 3G/4G Infrastructure.
  • Storage: FC to IP Router, Disc Arrays, Switches, and TCP, compression, De-duplication and Security Offload.
  • Video Conferencing: full 1080p with Sub-frame Latency.
  • Connected Home of Office Devices: Broadband Multi-media Gateway, Connected Picture Frame andIntelligent Network Attached Storage.
  • netHD: Video and game distribution via Ethernet, WiFi, Powerline and
  • Embedded Video Processing: Telemedicine, Distance Learning, Video Conferencing, Teleprescence and Wireless Electronic News.
  • netHD: HD IP Cameras, Multi-channel, and IP Video Servers.


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


2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 500


2013 Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company


2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500

Golden Bridge

2013 The Golden Bridge Awards


2012  GSA Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company

Analysts Choice 2011 The Linley Group's Best Embedded Processor Analysts' Choice Award
GSA 2011 Favorite Analyst Pick by Morgan Stanley
2011 ACG Silicon Valley Grow Award
2010 Forbes - America's 25 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies
Delloit 2009 Deloitte Technology Fast 500
GSA 2009 Global Semiconductor Alliance Favorite Analyst Semiconductor Company

2008 GSA Most Respected Emerging Public Semiconductor Company

Delloit 2008 Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Winner for Silicon Valley Software and Information Technology (IT) companies
GSA 2007 Fabless Semiconductor Association Favorite Fabless Picks
cisco 2006 Cisco Systems Excellence in Technology Award
Sonicwall 2006 SonicWALL Supplier of the Year Award

2006 Fabless Semiconductor Association Most Respected Private Company Worldwide

GSA 2005 Fabless Semiconductor Association Outstanding Financial Performance by a Private Company
100 Products 2005 & 2004 EDN Best 100 Product of the Year (OCTEON)

2004 Fabless Semiconductor Association Most Respected Private Company Worldwide

Analog Zone 2004 & 2003 AnalogZone Product of the Year (NITROX & GOLDEN GATE)
NSDC 2004 & 2002 Product Awards at the Network System Design Conference (OCTEON & NITROX)

2003 Fabless Semiconductor Association Most Respected Private Company Worldwide


Cavium’ portfolio includes:
  • ThunderX™ ARM Processors: Provide the best in class 64-bit ARMv8 processors, optimized
    for enterprise, data center and TelcoCloud infrastructure. This processor offers unprecedented level of integration and industry leading SoC performance. With high performance efficient cores, single and dual socket configurations, very high memory bandwidth, large memory capacity, integrated
    hardware accelerators, fully virtualized core and IO, scalable Ethernet fabric and feature rich I/O's that enable best in class performance/$ and performance/watt.

  • XPliant Programmable High Switches: Provide up to 3.2 Terabits per second switching for
    the most demanding data center networks, at both top of rack and core. XPliant Packet Architecture
    (XPA) enables the highest level of flexibility without any compromise in throughput. 10, 25, 40, 50
    and 100 Gbps interfaces speeds to interoperate with all Ethernet gear in the network. Cavium's
    XPA-powered switches are ideal for large scale cloud and data centers, for enterprise and service
    provider data centers, and as embedded fabric where high performance connectivity is needed.

  • OCTEON® Multi-core MIPS64 Processors: Industry's most scalable family of highly-integrated embedded processors with 1 to 48 cores and comprehensive HW acceleration. Delivers best performance per Watt and dollar for enterprise and service provider infrastructure applications integrating control, dataplane, and services processing into a single SoC. Standard interfaces, a robust software development environment, and the broadest embedded multicore ecosystem provide best time to market for OEM designs.

  • OCTEON Fusion® Small Cell Processors: Industry's most powerful, small cell "Base Station-on-a-chip" family are specifically designed for LTE & 3G multi-mode small cell base stations, including picocell and micro base stations. OCTEON Fusion processors combine OCTEON's widely successful multi-core architecture along with purpose-built Baseband DSP cores, extensive LTE/3G hardware accelerators and digital front end (DFE) features into a single chip, slashing the BOM cost and power envelope of small cell base stations.

  • NITROX® Security Processors: The NITROX family supports cryptography and compression at up to 40 Gbps and up to 300K RSA Ops/sec. It is ideally suited for enterprise routers and switches, cloud servers, data center networking appliances, integrated security appliances and service provider infrastructure.

  • NEURON Search™ Processors: Provide high performance and low power L2-L4 network search for enterprise and service provider infrastructure equipment. Includes support for both IPv4 and IPv6 rules and delivers 100 million to over I billion searches/second based on patented Search Technology. This family delivers four times the capacity/watt per chip providing significant power savings to customers.

  • LiquidIO® Intelligent NIC & NITROX® Security Adapters: Includes three major product families. The LiquidIO Intelligent NIC, NITROX XL and NITROX XL FIPs HSM adapters. The LiquidIO adapters support data center virtualization application offload such as distributed firewall, SDN, IPSEC, Billing, traffic shaping and several server offloads including compression, crypto, DPI, TCP and RAID. NITROX XL adapters deliver 30 Gbps of crypto processing and over 60 Gbps of compression processing, along with over 1 million RSA Ops/sec. The FIPS HSM adapters deliver 5 Gbps of crypto performance, 45K Ops/sec and are certified to the stringent FIPS 140-2 Level 3 standard.

  • LiquidSecurity™ Hardware Security Module: LiquidSecurity™ HSM family provides a FIPS 140-2 level 3 partitioned, centralized and elastic key management solution with high transaction/sec performance. This family is available as a PCIe Adapter with complete Software or as a standalone appliance providing 35K RSA ops/sec and 50K key store divisible over up to 32 partitioned FIPS 140-2 level 3 HSMs.

Executive Management

Cavium is led by a seasoned management team with an average of over 20 years experience in developing and bringing to market state of the art semiconductor products.
  • Syed Ali, President & CEO. Previously at: PMC-Sierra, Malleable Technologies (Founder), and Samsung
  • Arthur Chadwick, Vice President of Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer. Previously at: Pinnacle Systems
  • Muhammad Raghib Hussain, Corporate VP/GM and CTO of Software. Previously at: Cisco Systems and VPNet
  • Vincent Pangrazio, Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Previously at: Cooley LLP
  • Anil Jain, Corporate Vice President of IC Engineering. Previously at: Compaq, DEC (Alpha Design Team)
  • Milt Douglass, Vice President of World-Wide Sales. Previously at: Intel and Cisco
  • Syed Zaheer, Vice President of Operations. Previously at: IDT

Implementation Team

Cavium has assembled a world class IC development team with experience in developing high performance networking, storage, communication, video and security processors at DEC/Compaq, Sun, C-cube and Intel. Cavium software team has extensive experience in bringing to market leading products at companies like Cisco, Juniper, Alcatel and others.


Cavium is a publicly held company listed on NASDAQ with the ticker symbol CAVM.

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