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Compal Electronics Adopts Cavium Networks’ PureVu™ Video Processors to Offer Wireless Display and Home Video Distribution Products

Cavium’s Fully Standards-based netHD™ Technology to Enable Wireless Display Capability in Multiple Next Generation Compal Platforms

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan 7, 2010
–Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the connected home, today announced that Compal Electronics, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of notebook computers, LCD displays, and digital consumer electronics, has adopted Cavium’s netHD™ technology to enable several next generation designs with WiFi-based wireless display capability. Based on Cavium’s PureVu™ video processors, the netHD™ technology offers superior quality and performance with full 1080p60 H.264 compression, industry leading SLL (Super-Low-Latency) Technology™ for extremely latency-sensitive applications such as gaming, and HDCP 2.0 encryption for Hollywood quality content protection. Cavium’s ability to enable end-to-end, whole home distribution of protected content via standard WiFi networking offers OEMs and ODMs a scalable platform strategy for offering a range of home media streaming and digital content sharing products to meet the increasing consumer demand for instant access to any content on any display throughout the home.

“Compal has had a long tradition of bringing its customers innovative and market leading products with a great deal of focus on quality and user experience,” said PC Yuo, Director of New Technology Platforms at Compal Electronics. “What we found in Cavium was a partner that provided us with technology that is unmatched in the industry, as well as a world class vendor that shares our commitment to quality and customer service. In volatile times like these, it’s important to rely on reputable partners with a proven track record of market leadership and longevity.”

The PureVu™ video processors from Cavium consist of a range of SoC and co-processor products, each optimally designed to address a different node in the whole home video distribution network. The PureVu™ processors are ideal for integration into next generation TVs, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, and notebook PCs, as well as stand-alone dongles that bring wireless video distribution capability to the existing installed base of consumer electronic devices. To accelerate the adoption of its video processors and customer time-to-production, Cavium provides a series of netHD™ based reference platforms that offer complete wireless display hardware and software solutions optimized for various CE devices. A key differentiating component of Cavium’s netHD™ reference platforms is its innovative SMART (Secure Minimum-latency Adaptation and Reliable Transmission) technology that intelligently monitors the behavior of the transmission channel and adjusts the behavior of the encoder and decoder for optimized user experience.

“We are extremely pleased with Compal’s decision to select our PureVu™ video processor family for its next generation media streaming products,” said Lars Herlitz, GM of Cavium’s Multimedia Group. “Cavium’s standards-based netHD™ technology contains all the necessary components to address the quality, security, scalability, and cost requirements of the emerging and rapidly growing home video distribution market. Compal’s decision to choose our netHD™ technology further validates Cavium solution’s significant advantages.”

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, and connected home applications. 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 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:

About Compal Electronics
Established in 1984, Compal Electronics is a leading ODM of notebook computers, display products, and other consumer electronic devices, and is rapidly expanding into the automotive electronics market. With its professional management team, the reputation of high product quality and the flexibility to design in response to market trends, Compal has won the trust of customers and developed itself into one of the main leading companies in the global IT industry. With a worldwide workforce of over 30,000, Compal has established a global customer service organization with branches in Taiwan, China, Brazil, the U.S., and Poland.

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