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FSA Recognizes Cavium Networks as the Most Respected Private Fabless Semiconductor Company

Cavium Networks selected by Industry Peers and Analysts out of over 900 private companies worldwide

SANTA CLARA, CA, December 8, 2003-The Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA), the global voice for fabless and hybrid semiconductor companies and their foundry and supply chain partners, recognized Cavium Networks as the Industry's Most Respected Private Fabless Company at the Association's 2003 Awards Dinner Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003 in Santa Clara, California. Syed Ali, President and CEO of Cavium Networks, accepted the award on behalf of Cavium Networks.

With more than 900 private fabless semiconductor companies in the world, an FSA committee comprised of industry experts narrowed the list to 77 companies to be considered for the award, based on analysis of the companies' performance, reputation and likelihood of long-term success. The fabless community, semiconductor financial and industry analysts and suppliers then selected one company from the list that they most respect in terms of product, vision, strategy and future opportunities. Previous winners of this award include NVIDIA, Marvell, Transmeta and Atheros.

“The FSA is pleased to recognize Cavium Networks for its industry achievements and present the Company with the Most Respected Private Fabless Company award for 2003,” said Jodi Shelton, co-founder and executive director of the FSA. “Cavium Networks demonstrates qualities that are critical for leadership in the fabless industry."

“On behalf of an outstanding team at Cavium Networks, it is a great honor to receive this prestigious award which recognizes our industry-leading product portfolio and its customer adoption,” said Syed Ali, President and CEO of Cavium Networks. “Security is a tornado technology, which will be ubiquitously deployed across the computing and networking infrastructure during this decade. We have positioned Cavium Networks to be at the forefront of this coming revolution.”

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:

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