Las Vegas, NV, US and Stockholm, Sweden, June 16, 2008
– Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider
of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing
for networking, communications, storage, wireless, and security
applications, and Effnet AB, a leading provider of header
compression software for wireless and fixed networks, today
announced that Cavium and Effnet are collaborating to make
the Effnet ROHC™ header compression software available
on Cavium Networks’ OCTEON™ MIPS64® multicore
processors. Cavium Networks is presenting OCTEON on the NXTCOMM
show floor in meeting room MSL4204.
The Effnet ROHC™ is the market leading software solution
for Robust Header Compression based on RFC3095, as well
as other compression standards used in 3G, 4G, LTE, WiMAX
and satellite networks. Effnet ROHC™ is designed for
easy and rapid portability with highly structured software
interfaces. That makes it suitable for integrating into
handsets, customer premise equipment, base stations, gateways
and other wireless infrastructure equipment. The intelligent
pattern detection algorithms ensure maximum compression,
combined with a latency tolerant capability. This makes
Effnet ROHC™ a leading choice in wireless and satellite
network deployments. Porting Effnet ROHC™ to Cavium’s
market leading OCTEON Multi-Core processor creates a Header
Compression solution of unparalleled performance and scalability.
OEM’s using the OCTEON Processor will now be able
to license Robust Header Compression Software from Effnet
AB, for immediate use in their designs.
The Cavium Networks OCTEON family of Multi-Core MIPS64
processors offers industry leading performance, scalability,
low-power and advanced hardware acceleration for intelligent
networking applications ranging from 100Mbps to full-duplex
10Gbps. These software-compatible processors, with one to
sixteen cnMIPS cores on a single chip, integrate next-generation
networking interfaces, memory controller, advanced hardware
acceleration for packet processing, QoS, TCP, multi-core
scaling, pattern matching, compression/decompression, storage
and security with latest processor peripherals in a single
chip. Additionally the OCTEON processor family provides
leading throughput and general purpose programmability for
Layer 2 through Layer 7 processing required for building
next-generation intelligent networks.
“Cavium’s market leading OCTEON processors
are being used by multiple wireless infrastructure vendors,”
said Amer Haider, Director of Strategic Marketing and Ecosystem
Development at Cavium Networks. “Effnet is a market
leader in header compression technology with over 10 years
of experience and an impressive Tier-1 customer list. We
are pleased to collaborate with Effnet to offer the Effnet
ROHC™ software on the OCTEON multicore processor family.”
“Our porting effort went quite smoothly and we are
very pleased that our code could be ported to the Cavium
OCTEON Multicore processors with minimum efforts. This proves
the great portability of Effnet’s products,”
said Joakim Enerstam, Deputy Managing Director, Effnet AB.
“We have seen OCTEON in multiple Tier-1 wireless infrastructure
designs and look forward to supporting the high-performance
and low-power OCTEON processor family.”
Pricing and Availability
OCTEON processors with 1 to 16 MIPS64 cores are available
from Cavium Networks immediately. For pricing please contact
Cavium Networks. ROHC software optimized on OCTEON is available
from Effnet. For licensing please contact Effnet.
About Effnet AB
About Effnet AB and Effnet Holding AB (publ)
Effnet AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of Effnet Holding AB
(publ), is a world leader in the area of IP Header Compression.
Effnet develops and sells embedded software that increases
the efficiency, speed and quality of IP traffic in fixed,
mobile and satellite networks. For more information about
Effnet and more information about
IP Header Compression please visit www.effnet.com.
Effnet Holding AB (publ) is traded on First North NASDAQ
OMX, under the ticker EFFN and its certified adviser is
For further information about Effnet Holding AB (publ) please
About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated
semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing
in networking, communications, storage and security applications.
Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated,
software compatible processors ranging in performance from
10 Mbps to 20 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality
in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access
& 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
and India. For more information, please visit: http://www.caviumnetworks.com.