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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

Caviumí 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

Caviumí 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


Caviumí portfolio includes:
  • OCTEON® Multi-core MIPS64 Processors: Provide a scalable family of processors with one to forty-eight cnMIPS® cores on a 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 1Gbps to over 100 Gbps of network performance in a single chip. OCTEON supports flexible standards-based I/O’s including gigabit Ethernet, 10 gigabit Ethernet, PCI Express Gen 1 & 2, USB2.0, serial Rapid 1/O (sRIO), SATA and Interlaken.

  • OCTEON Fusion: OCTEON Fusion™ Family, the 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® Processors: The NITROX family supports cryptography and compression at up to 40 Gbps and up to 200K RSA Ops/sec. It is ideally suited for enterprise routers and switches, 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 patent pending Search Technology. This family delivers four times the capacity/watt per chip providing significant power savings to customers.

  • PureVu® Media Processors: Highly integrated media processors with integrated ARM core, security, and graphics accelerators. These SoCs are capable of full HD video up to 1080p60 and target worldwide mobile handset providers, carriers, digital terrestrial, satellite, cable, and IP based operators as well as retail products. The ARM based SOC’s advanced features include multi-standard video codecs, image and display processing, advanced conditional access, and 2D graphics acceleration making it suitable for wireless display and thin client IPTV Set-top-box applications. The rich software stack supports industry standards for wireless display and streaming services such as Miracast, WiDi, WiVu, DLNA, HLS, and Smooth streaming, and content protection using HDCP, DTCP, and other DRMs.

  • 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, De-duplication 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.

  • ThunderX: The ThunderX™ product family provides the best in class 64-bit ARMv8 Data Center & Cloud Processors, offering unprecedented level of integration and industry leading SoC performance. With high performance custom 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.The ThunderX processor family is fully compliant with ARMv8 architecture specifications as well as ARM’s SBSA.

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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