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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.

Target Markets

Cavium products are used in a wide variety of networking, data center appliance and wireless applications including:
  • Enterprise: Routers, SSL Proxy and Security Appliances, WAN Optimization, Network Monitoring and Enterprise Switches.
  • Data Center: ARMv8 high performance servers, Top of Rack, Spine / Core, Aggregation switches, Intelligent NIC and security.
  • Digital Broadband and IoT Getway: Broadband Routers, Triple Play Gateways, Retail and Small Office Wired and WLAN Routers, VoIP Phones, IoT Secure Gateways.
  • Access and Service Provider: Mobile 3G/4G/5G, Base station to Core Network Equipment, Aggregation Equipment, Routers, and NFV Servers.

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

HPC 2015

2015 HPC Wire Editors' Choice Award


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® Highly Programmable Switches: Provide up to 3.2 Terabits per second switching for the most demanding data center networks, at both top of rack and spine.XPliant Packet Architecture (XPA) enables the highest level of table flexibility and extensible header support without any compromise in throughput. 1, 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100 Gbps interfaces speeds to interoperate with all Ethernet gear in the network. XPliant provides shared packet buffer architecture to absorbs the large burst. 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-M™ Single Chip Basestation Processors: The industry’s most powerful “Base Station-on-a-Chip” family is specifically designed for LTE and 3G multi-mode picocell, microcell and macrocell base stations as well as for highly intelligent remote radio head units. OCTEON Fusion-M processors combine OCTEON’s widely successful multi-core architecture along with purpose-built baseband DSP cores, extensive LTE/3G hardware accelerators, digital front end (DFE) features and RF options – including CPRI, JESD204B and JESD207 – into a single chip, slashing the BOM cost and power envelope of a range of base station offerings.

  • NITROX® Security Processors and Adapters:The NITROX family supports cryptography and compression at up to 100 Gbps and 2048b RSA Ops at up to 130K Ops/sec. It is ideally suited for Cloud Servers, Data Center Networking Appliances such as Application Delivery Controllers, Load Balancers, Enterprise/VPN Routers, Firewalls, Traffic Monitoring, IPS/IDS and Service Provider Infrastructure. This solution is available as a PCIe Adapter as well as a processor to be added to the motherboard.

  • NITROX® FIPS Security Adapters: The NITROX XL FIPs HSM adapters support up to 10 Gbps of crypto performance, 35K 2048b RSA Ops/sec and are certified to the stringent FIPS 140-2 Level 3 standard. With up to 32 dynamically resizable FIPS partitions per adapter, these are the only FIPS adapters available in the market that are designed for the cloud environment.

  • 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 signicant power savings to customer.

  • LiquidIO® / LiquidIO® II Intelligent Adapters: Includes two major product families. The LiquidIO / LiquidIO II Network Appliance Adapters, and LiquidIO / LiquidIO II Server Adapters. The LiquidIO / LiquidIO II adapters support data center virtualization application ooad such as distributed rewall, SDN, IPSEC, Billing, tra-c shaping and several server ooads including compression, crypto, DPI, TCP and RAID.

  • LiquidSecurity™ Appliance: LiquidSecurity™ Appliances are available as FIPS certified Hardware Security Modules as well as without FIPS certification for central key management and offload operations. LiquidSecurity family provides up to 32 FIPS 140-2 level 3 partitions or up to 64 non-FIPS partitions and high transaction/sec performance for centralized and elastic key management. It is ideally suited for FIPS/Compliance solutions, Crypto As A Service, Database As A Service, Key Management Service and Network Function Virtualization solutions.

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

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