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Cavium Networks Adds Semiconductor Sales Veteran to Management Team

Former Broadcom and Vitesse Executive, Andrew Rava, joins as Vice President of Sales

Santa Clara, CA. July 7, 2004 - Cavium Networks, the leader in security processing with the industry's broadest product line, today announced the appointment of Andrew Rava as Vice President of Sales. Rava previously held senior sales executive positions at major public semiconductor companies, Broadcom Corporation and Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation. Most recently, Rava was Vice President of Ethernet Sales at Vitesse. He will lead Cavium Networks' continued customer expansion and manage its worldwide sales channels to drive rapid revenue growth.

"Cavium Networks is rapidly ramping revenues as we enter the next stage in the company's evolution. Andy's extensive sales experience in communication semiconductor companies, both public and private, will greatly benefit us on our road to profitability and beyond," said Syed Ali, President and CEO of Cavium Networks. "With his seasoned sales leadership, we are confident of scaling our sales systems, support infrastructure and worldwide channels for an increasing customer base and expanding product portfolio. We are very pleased to have Andy on our team."

"The opportunity at Cavium Networks is truly exciting and challenging," said Rava. "Cavium Networks' outstanding engineering team and strong market leadership make for a winning combination. The established and growing Tier one customer base is quite impressive and is a testament to a highly innovative product line coupled with excellent execution. I look forward to leading the company's efforts around the globe to ensure continued growth".

Rava brings over 22 years of global sales experience to Cavium Networks. At Broadcom, Rava was responsible for managing Tier one OEM networking accounts. Subsequently, he was Vice President of Sales at Cicada Semiconductor which was acquired by Vitesse. At Vitesse, Rava was Vice President of Ethernet Product Sales, responsible for Vitesse's Gigabit Ethernet solutions.

About Cavium Networks:
Cavium Networks is a semiconductor solutions company delivering the industry's largest family of network security products. Cavium Networks' award winning NITROX families of security processors and NITROX XL families of accelerator boards offers solutions delivering 50 Mbps to 10Gbps of encryption bandwidth with 1K to 50K RSA/DH operations per second. Cavium Networks' highly integrated, feature rich NITROX families of Security Macro Processors deliver unprecedented performance in wired and wireless network security applications and SSL based secure e-Business while significantly reducing the cost and complexity of deployment. Cavium Networks is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, CA with an IC design center in Marlboro, MA. For more information, please visit:

For additional information, contact:

Rajneesh Gaur
Cavium Networks
2610 Augustine Drive,
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone : 408-844-8420 ext. 212


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