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ACAL Technology signs sales franchise agreement with Cavium Networks, Inc.

• Franchise agreement provides ACAL support for customers in across Europe
• Introduces MIPS64® multi-core processors and ARM® processors to ACAL line card
• ACAL to support fast implementation of embedded processors in intelligent networking, wireless, storage, video and security applications

ACAL Technology has signed a sales franchise agreement with Cavium Networks, a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home, to provide specialist technical and commercial support to customers in the following European countries: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Holland, Norway, Spain, Sweden and UK / Ireland.

The agreement introduces MIPS multi-core processors and ARM single- and dual-core processors to ACAL’s line card. This will allow ACAL to increase their support for customers implementing secure intelligent networking, wireless, storage, video and security applications in the enterprise, data-centre, broadband, consumer, access and service-provider sectors.

Cavium Networks’ processors provide performance from 100 Mbps to 40 Gbps and comprise the OCTEON® family of multi-core MIPS processors, ECONA™ ARM core processors, NITROX® deep packet inspection and security processors and PureVu™ video processors. The range also includes intelligent adapters. Their products have been installed by leading global vendors, making Cavium the world’s most designed-in embedded multi-core processors in networking, communications, wireless and fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) gateway applications. With the broadest set of deployed security algorithms, Cavium also has the largest share of the security processor market.

Colin Jacobs, Business Development Director, ACAL Technology, comments, “This new agreement will allow ACAL to help customers in emerging applications to reduce the risk and timescale for implementing new designs using MIPS multi-core processors or ARM single- or dual-core processors. Cavium’s security processors and board-level products also offer greater flexibility for customers in many of our key vertical markets.”

Andy Rava, Vice President of worldwide sales at Cavium, said: “We chose ACAL because they have both the technical knowledge and geographic coverage to represent our products across a wide range of customers and applications. We are looking forward to the increased support and service they will provide to our European customer base.”.

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About ACAL Technology

ACAL Technology operates in the fields of Semiconductors, RF Wireless, Frequency Control, Electromechanical, Interconnect, Passive, Power Management and Embedded Systems serving customers across a broad range of markets and applications. Each technology group enjoys a diverse portfolio of products allowing ACAL to offer solutions meeting the specific requirements of the most demanding applications. ACAL Technology powers innovation through the supply of leading edge technology.
Providing enabling technologies; via technical sales and marketing services, ACAL Technology creates efficiencies, productivity and enhanced profitability for organizations assisting in the development of revenue streams.

Additionally ACAL Technology offers complementary value-added services including the development and manufacture of custom solutions in accordance with ISO9001: 2000. ACAL takes designs from concept to manufacture, processes are undertaken in-house enabling total control over the design, benefiting from our facilities which include an EMC chamber, copper & fibre optic cable assembly, quick-turn prototype PCB production, CAD and specialist test equipment.

About Cavium Networks

Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM) is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 100 Mbps to 40+ 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, India and Taiwan. For more information, please visit:

For additional information, contact:

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

ACAL Technology Contact:
ACAL Technology,
3 The Business Centre,
Molly Millars Lane,
RG41 2EY.


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