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ZTE Deploys Multiple, Industry Leading Networking Platforms based on Cavium’ OCTEON Processors

Cavium OCTEON Processor powers best-in-class Wired and Wireless gateways from ZTE

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 17, 2010
–Cavium (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking and wireless applications today announced that ZTE has released a large number of new networking platforms into the market based on Cavium’s high-end OCTEON™ Plus Multi-core MIPS64® processors. These new networking products support both wired and wireless infrastructure, and include Multi-Service Gateways, WAP Gateways, Multi-Media Gateways and PPG Gateway equipment.

Next generation Gateway products require extensive packet processing and service based policy control with low-latency and high-availability, full-service QOS, intelligent and refined service management functions all delivered in a single-cabinet. This mandates a processing solution that provides a unique combination of high processing capacity, security and scalability, hardware acceleration and low power consumption. Cavium’s OCTEON processors deliver on these stringent requirements by offering industry’s broadest Multi-core MIPS64 based processor family with over 30 different integrated, low-power processors generating application performance ranging from 1Gbps to 40+Gbps.

“We are excited to introduce to the market innovative and leading-edge products that drive the deployment of next generation mobile and fixed networks”, said CaiHui, Vice President, Central Research Institute, ZTE Corporation. “Cavium’s multi-core OCTEON platforms delivered superior scalability, performance and features that were essential to implement the revolutionary feature set across all our gateway platforms”.

“ZTE is a pioneer in developing next-generation networking technology. We are pleased to collaborate with ZTE in its deployment of a world-class, comprehensive portfolio of communications products” said Rajiv Khemani, Vice president and General Manager at Cavium. “We look forward to continuing our strong partnership in launching more products and advanced technology to support the world-wide carriers.”

About ZTE
ZTE Corporation is China's largest listed telecoms manufacturer with shares publicly traded on both Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange. ZTE is the pioneer of China’s telecommunications equipment manufacturing industry, and a comprehensive provider of telecommunications equipment, mobile terminals and services. With its three product series, i.e. wireless, network and terminal (mobile phone), ZTE is capable of providing global customers with diversified integrated telecommunications networking solutions and a wide range of professional services on a 24×7 basis, and has been involved in the market of international telecommunications operation services. In the field of wireless products, ZTE is capable of providing total network solutions in CDMA, GSM and PHS products. ZTE has become the definite “Top Wireless Brand” in China. In China Unicom’s CDMA network construction project, ZTE’s mainstream products were used in 18 provinces. To date, ZTE has been the only Chinese vendor with complete package of independently developed base stations and switching systems with self-owned brands.

About Cavium
Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, and connected home applications. Cavium 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 processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium principal offices are in Mountain View, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India and Taiwan. For more information, please visit:

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