Cavium Networks Adds Semiconductor
Sales Veteran to Management Team
Broadcom and Vitesse Executive, Andrew Rava, joins as Vice President
Santa Clara, CA. July 7,
2004 - Cavium Networks, the leader in security processing
with the industry's broadest product line, today announced the
appointment of Andrew Rava as Vice President of Sales. Rava
previously held senior sales executive positions at major public
semiconductor companies, Broadcom Corporation and Vitesse Semiconductor
Corporation. Most recently, Rava was Vice President of Ethernet
Sales at Vitesse. He will lead Cavium Networks' continued customer
expansion and manage its worldwide sales channels to drive rapid
"Cavium Networks is rapidly ramping
revenues as we enter the next stage in the company's evolution.
Andy's extensive sales experience in communication semiconductor
companies, both public and private, will greatly benefit us
on our road to profitability and beyond," said Syed Ali, President
and CEO of Cavium Networks. "With his seasoned sales leadership,
we are confident of scaling our sales systems, support infrastructure
and worldwide channels for an increasing customer base and expanding
product portfolio. We are very pleased to have Andy on our team."
"The opportunity at Cavium Networks is truly exciting
and challenging," said Rava. "Cavium Networks' outstanding engineering
team and strong market leadership make for a winning combination.
The established and growing Tier one customer base is quite
impressive and is a testament to a highly innovative product
line coupled with excellent execution. I look forward to leading
the company's efforts around the globe to ensure continued growth".
Rava brings over 22 years of global sales experience to Cavium
Networks. At Broadcom, Rava was responsible for managing Tier
one OEM networking accounts. Subsequently, he was Vice President
of Sales at Cicada Semiconductor which was acquired by Vitesse.
At Vitesse, Rava was Vice President of Ethernet Product Sales,
responsible for Vitesse's Gigabit Ethernet solutions.
About Cavium Networks:
Cavium Networks is a semiconductor solutions company delivering
the industry's largest family of network security products.
Cavium Networks' award winning NITROX families of security processors
and NITROX XL families of accelerator boards offers solutions
delivering 50 Mbps to 10Gbps of encryption bandwidth with 1K
to 50K RSA/DH operations per second. Cavium Networks' highly
integrated, feature rich NITROX families of Security Macro Processors
deliver unprecedented performance in wired and wireless network
security applications and SSL based secure e-Business while
significantly reducing the cost and complexity of deployment.
Cavium Networks is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley
in Santa Clara, CA with an IC design center in Marlboro, MA.
For more information, please visit: http://www.caviumnetworks.com