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Rajiv Khemani appointed Chief Operating Officer of Cavium Networks

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., January 31, 2011 – Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, and the digital home, announced today the appointment of Rajiv Khemani as Chief Operating Officer of Cavium Networks effective immediately. Mr. Khemani previously served as Vice President and General Manager of Cavium’s Networking and Communications Division. In the expanded role of COO, he will oversee both the Networking and Communications Division and the Broadband & Consumer Division as well as manufacturing operations. He will continue to report to Syed Ali, Chairman, President and CEO.

“We continue to expand our market footprint across enterprise, data-center, service provider and consumer segments, with an increasing breadth of intellectual property and product lines and we need to appropriately scale the organization. Going forward, the ability to efficiently utilize our world-class engineering talent across divisions will be critical as we scale Cavium to new heights. Rajiv’s successful business track record, breadth of management roles and strategic acumen position him perfectly for the COO role,” said Syed Ali, President and CEO of Cavium Networks.

Rajiv Khemani joined Cavium Networks in 2003 and has served in various executive roles in marketing, sales and business unit management. He was part of the executive team that led Cavium from an early startup stage, through achieving profitability and an initial public offering, to a leading high growth semiconductor company. Prior to joining Cavium, he worked at Intel Corporation for 5 years, where he was most recently general manager of Intel’s network processor business, and led the organization to achieve #1 market share. He also worked at NetApp and Sun Microsystems across storage and server product lines in engineering, marketing and management roles. He received a bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, an MS in Computer Science from New York University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

“I am truly honored to take on this role and look forward to working with the entire Cavium team to increase synergies across our groups and continue to scale our product development and customer engagement & support capabilities,” said Rajiv Khemani.

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 40 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access & 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, California with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India and Taiwan. For more information, please visit: http://www.caviumnetworks.com

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Cavium Networks Contact:
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager,
Cavium Networks, 805 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043,
Telephone: +1 650-623-7033.
Email: angel.atondo@caviumnetworks.com






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