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Teknovus and Cavium Networks Collaborate on Development of EPON Home Gateway

Companies Demonstrate Joint Reference Design for Cost Efficient and High-performance Triple-Play Gateway at OFC Conference

PETALUMA, Calif. - March 27, 2007 – Teknovus, the leading provider of Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network (G-EPON) chipsets for the deployment of triple play services in broadband access networks and Cavium Networks, a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor processors that enable intelligent networking, communications and security applications, today announced the development of an integrated EPON home gateway. A demo of the joint reference design will be on display at Teknovus’ booth at the OFC Conference in Anaheim California, March 27-29, 2007.

The joint Cavium Networks and Teknovus EPON home gateway reference design provides carrier-class media and management features and performance by combining Cavium Networks’ OCTEON MIPS64 processor with Teknovus’ EPON ONU chip. The OCTEON processor with integrated intelligent hardware acceleration is designed to meet the parameters of the broadband home, demonstrating 1Gbps performance for NAT and Firewall with no active fan. Cavium Networks’ OCTEON processors are being deployed in home gateways with leading service providers using EPON in Asia. Teknovus’ EPON ONUs support IPTV and other advanced video services with guaranteed QoS (Quality of Service).

“Combining Teknovus’ world class chipsets and software delivering PON access with our OCTEON processors enables a high performance, low power, and low cost home gateway to address service provider requirements,” stated Syed Ali, President and CEO of Cavium Networks. “We are pleased to offer this compelling solution for the fast growing broadband infrastructure market jointly with Teknovus.”

“As service providers continue to move up the performance/integration curve, communications system vendors are seeking a single box for triple-play with fiber-speed to enable the next generation home network,” stated Greg Caltabiano, President & CEO of Teknovus. “Our collaboration with Cavium Networks using their OCTEON processors delivers a comprehensive solution for managing and configuring the EPON connected home”.

“Service providers are looking for ways to reduce the costs of deploying multi-services without sacrificing the QoS and security features they need to ensure subscriber quality of experience," said Jeff Heynen, Directing Analyst Broadband and IPTV, Infonetics Research. "The Teknovus/Cavium Networks reference satisfies both demands and will go a long way in helping EPON providers more comfortably and cost-consciously roll-out advanced voice, data, and video services.”

Joint Reference Design and Availability
Cavium Networks OCTEON processors and Teknovus EPON chipsets, along with software and hardware design collateral, are available today. A cost optimized, ready-to-build joint reference design with one EPON WAN connection, four 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, two analog telephone ports and one Mini-PCI slot for an 802.11n radio will be available in Q2 2007. For more information please contact either Cavium Networks or Teknovus.

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor processors that enable intelligent networking, communications and security applications. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 10 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:

About Teknovus
Teknovus is the leading developer and supplier of access chipsets and embedded software for the FTTH market. Teknovus is a fabless semiconductor and software solutions company. Teknovus products are deployed by more than 20 service providers around the world, enabling the delivery of advanced triple-play services, including IPTV, via optical fiber networks. Teknovus products support the full FTTH network, covering the Central Office (OLT) and the Customer Premises (ONU). Teknovus is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California with sales and support centers in Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. To learn more about Teknovus, visit

Teknovus Company Contact :
Julie Kunstler
+ 33 1 53 63 27 31

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




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