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Former President and Chief Operating Officer of QUALCOMM
Anthony S. Thornley Joins Cavium Networks Board of Directors


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. October 9, 2006 – Cavium Networks, a world leader in networking, security and embedded processor solutions, today announced the addition of Anthony S. Thornley to Cavium Networks Board of Directors. Mr. Thornley served as President and COO of QUALCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) from February 2002 to July 2005. During his 11 year tenure at QUALCOMM, Mr. Thornley also served as the CFO and COO of QUALCOMM. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Golf equipment manufacturer Callaway Golf Co. (NYSE:ELY)

QUALCOMM is the world's largest Fabless Semiconductor Company today with over $7B in annual sales. The company is a member of the S&P 500 index, Fortune 500 and has been recognized as one of the 100 best-managed companies by Industry Week. CIO Magazine also named QUALCOMM to its top 100 list for exemplifying the highest level of operational and strategic excellence.

“Tony has an impressive track record and excellent operational and financial experience in building and scaling fabless semiconductor organizations to achieve multi-billion dollar revenues,” said Syed Ali, President and CEO of Cavium Networks. “We look forward to benefiting from Tony's management skills, financial acumen and strategic guidance as Cavium grows into a major fabless semiconductor company.”

“Cavium Networks has demonstrated an ability to deliver innovative, disruptive products with excellent execution, and gain broad market acceptance,” said Anthony Thornley. “I am excited to join the Cavium Networks Board of Directors and contribute to building a profitable, market leading semiconductor company.”

Prior to joining QUALCOMM, Mr. Thornley was employed at Nortel Networks for 16 years in various financial and information systems management positions, including Vice President Finance and Corporate Controller. Mr. Thornley received his bachelor of science in Chemistry from the University of Manchester, England and is a chartered accountant.

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leader in Security and MIPS® Based Single & Multi-Core Processors for networking, wireless, storage and control plane applications. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors and accelerator boards ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 20+ Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in SOHO/SME, enterprise and service provider network equipment. Cavium Networks processors are supported by a rich ecosystem of software, silicon and ODM hardware solutions from leading vendors in networking, unified threat management (UTM), wireless, voice, operating system, Java, motherboard and other areas. Cavium Networks is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Mountain View, CA with development centers in Marlboro, MA and Hyderabad, India. For more information, please visit: http://www.caviumnetworks.com

For additional information, contact:

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



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