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Cavium Networks Wins FSA's Most Respected Private Company Award

Cavium Receives Award for an Unprecedented Third Time

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. December 11, 2006 – Cavium Networks, a world leader in networking, security and embedded processor solutions, today announced that the Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA), voice of the global fabless business model, recognized Cavium Networks as the Industry's Most Respected Private Fabless Company at the Association's 2006 Awards Dinner Celebration in Santa Clara, California. Cavium Networks received this award for an unprecedented third time, for its product, vision, strategy and future opportunity.

From over 900 private fabless semiconductor companies worldwide, this award is bestowed annually upon the company most respected in terms of product, vision, strategy, future opportunities and likelihood of long-term success. Previous winners of this award include NVIDIA, Marvell and Atheros Communications. The award process consists of nomination by an FSA committee of industry experts and then final selection by the fabless community, semiconductor financial and industry analysts and suppliers.

“We are pleased to recognize Cavium Networks, an FSA member since 2003, as the winner of the Most Respected Private Fabless Company Award for the third time as voted by the industry,” said Jodi Shelton, co-founder and executive director of FSA. “Receiving this award, once again, speaks volumes to the company’s reputation. We congratulate Cavium Networks on its innovation and exemplary leadership.”

“Over the past 6 years, Cavium has established a strong track record of consistent innovation, product execution and growth,” said Syed Ali, President and CEO of Cavium Networks. “We are honored to receive this prestigious award, which recognizes the tremendous commitment of our team in working with our customers and partners towards building a successful business.”

About FSA:
FSA is the voice of the global fabless business model. Incorporated in 1994, FSA positively impacts the growth and return on invested capital of this business model to enhance the environment for innovation. It provides a platform for meaningful global collaboration between fabless companies and their partners; identifies and articulates opportunities and challenges to enable solutions; and provides research, resources, publications and survey information. Members include fabless companies and their supply chain and service partners, representing more than 21 countries across the globe.

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a world leader in security and MIPS®-based single and 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 Marlborough, MA and India. For more information, please visit:

Cavium Networks Contact:
Angel Atondo - Marketing
Cavium Networks
805 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043
Telephone: 650-623-7033


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