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Advantech Announces Support for Cavium Networks OCTEON™ II Multi-core MIPS64 Processor

Taipei, Taiwan, April 14 2009
– Advantech today announced support for the OCTEON II Processors from Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, storage, wireless, video and security applications. The two companies will collaborate to develop optimized multi-core solutions for telecommunications and networking industries worldwide.

As a Cavium PACE (Partnership to Accelerate Customer End-solutions) member, Advantech is developing next generation blade and network application platforms based on a common OCTEON II architecture. With an emphasis on facilitating software re-use on both blades and server-level products, Advantech enables OEM customers to scale their product offering for deployment across both enterprise and telecom markets. Current development work is focused on multi-processor scalability for 10 GigE packet processing.

“Service providers need to better manage increasing network bandwidths and differentiate their service offerings. As a result, there is an increasing demand for deeper levels of packet processing at higher data rates. By working closely with Cavium on our next generation designs, the latest OCTEON II will help to ensure carrier grade performance with the capacity to support multiple 10 Gigabit Ethernet links,” said Alex Lin, Chief Operating Officer at Advantech.

“Cavium Networks is committed to providing industry leading performance, power and price points for the next generation network,” said Rajiv Khemani, Vice President and General Manager, Networking and Communications Division at Cavium Networks. “We are pleased to see Advantech once again involved in innovative OCTEON-based designs for the leading Telecom Equipment Manufacturers and Network Equipment Providers.”

Advantech plans to sample products later this year based on the Cavium Networks OCTEON II Internet Application Processor (IAP) family to OEMs who are designing the next generation of hyper-networks. Target OEMs are those serving enterprise, data center, access and service provider markets all of which require augmented support for converged data, voice and video. Advantech OCTEON II-based designs are being designed to serve as OEM platforms for end-products such as routers, security gateways, 3G, WiMAX and LTE equipment, session border controllers, application delivery switches and service control engines amongst others.

The OCTEON II family integrates 1 to 32 MIPS64 cores, up to 75 Application Acceleration Engines for quality of service, packet processing, TCP, compression, encryption, RAID, de-duplication and regular expression processing, up to 400Gbps of DDR3 memory bandwidth, and up to 100Gbps of network connectivity while consuming only 2W to 60W across the entire family.

Advantech will release further product specific details in the 2nd half of 2009.

About Advantech
Founded in 1983, Advantech delivers visionary and trustworthy industrial computing solutions that empower businesses. We cooperate closely with solution partners to provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications in diverse industries, offering products and solutions in three business categories: Embedded ePlatform, eServices & Applied Computing, and Industrial Automation groups. Advantech provides mission critical hardware to the world's leading communications and networking equipment manufacturers. Whether it's wired or wireless, nodes at the core or edge of the network, Advantech's products are embedded in the OEM equipment that our world's network and communications infrastructure depends upon. With a proven track in designing, manufacturing, servicing boards and systems for the world's leading telecommunication equipment manufacturers, Advantech has the scope, scale, and expertise to create integrated customization services that meet the requirements of mission-critical communications and networking markets.
With more than 3,400 dedicated employees, Advantech operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 18 countries and 39 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. Advantech is a Premier Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, a community of embedded and communications developers and solution providers. (Corporate Website:

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 and 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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