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Friday, August 26, 2005

Cavium Networks and Cypress to Provide Joint Solutions for Next-Generation Networking Systems

Cavium Networks and Cypress to Provide Joint Solutions for Next-Generation Networking Systems

Cypress's network search engines to interoperate with Cavium Networks' OCTEON EXP Multi-core MIPS64(TM) processor family

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cavium Networks, a worldwide leader in security, network services and embedded processor solutions, today announced that it will provide joint solutions for next- generation networking systems with Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:CY), a leader in search solutions. The two companies will provide joint reference designs illustrating how Cypress's Ayama(TM) network search engines (NSEs) interoperate with Cavium's OCTEON EXP integrated control and data plane processor family to provide solutions for the access, edge and core networking markets. Cypress's NSE products and the OCTEON EXP processors are employed by networking, storage and wireless infrastructure equipment vendors building routers, intelligent switches, multi-service access equipment, multi-protocol storage switches, border session gateways and other related networking infrastructure equipment.

"The need for deep-packet classification for next-generation routers and intelligent content aware switches is increasing with the advent of application layer processing," said RK Parthasarathy, senior product marketing manager at Cypress. "By partnering with Cavium Networks' broad range of processors spanning multiple price and performance points, Cypress is expanding its leadership position by providing network search solutions targeted for the next generation of integrated control and data plane applications."

"Cavium Networks is pleased to work with Cypress to offer proven and widely used ternary CAM and algorithmic based look-up solutions," said Amer Haider, Director of Marketing, OCTEON Product Line at Cavium Networks. "By adding look-up acceleration to OCTEON EXP we are providing OEM vendors a new level of packet processing performance with general-purpose processor cores programmable using C / C++."

The two companies will work together to supply reference designs, application notes, and developer's kits that customers can use to quickly and inexpensively deploy leading-edge networking equipment. These reference designs will be available from both companies, with applications engineers from both Cypress and Cavium working together to offer complete application- level solutions.

The OCTEON EXP processor family is a scalable Multi-core MIPS64 based processor family with 4 to 16 cores on a single chip with integrated Ethernet and/or SPI4.2 networking interfaces, 144bit DRAM memory controller, RLDRAM memory controller, NSE connectivity and internal hardware acceleration for packet processing, TCP, compression / decompression and string matching.

Cypress's search solution includes a comprehensive portfolio of products to address all segments of the search market. In addition to its highly successful TCAM-based solutions (Ayama((TM)) 10000 and Ayama 20000 NSEs), Cypress is the only vendor to also offer an algorithmic SRAM-based forwarding search engine (Sahasra(TM) 50000) to address the search needs of systems requiring large forwarding tables of more than 1 million table entries. The Ayama 20000 NSEs are the first of their kind to offer a FastLink(TM) cascaded interface -- a heterogeneous interface for optimized search subsystems which, when combined with Cypress's easy-to-use Cynapse(TM) software, enables seamless interworking of Cypress TCAM-based and algorithmic-based NSE families. Cypress's comprehensive NSE portfolio has been adopted by leading vendors in the router, L2/L3 switch, CMTS, DSLAM and storage area network (SAN) segments.


The Cypress Ayama NSE and Cavium OCTEON EXP joint solution will be available in early 2006. The two companies are also working together on next- generation solutions based on the Sahasra algorithmic search engine.

About Cypress

Cypress solutions are at the heart of any system that is built to perform: consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and solar power. Leveraging a strong commitment to customer service and performance- based process and manufacturing expertise, Cypress's product portfolio includes a broad selection of wired and wireless USB devices, CMOS image sensors, timing solutions, network search engines, specialty memories, high- bandwidth synchronous and micropower memory products, optical solutions, and reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays. Cypress stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CY. More information about the company is available online at http://www.cypress.com/ .

About Cavium Networks

Cavium Networks is a worldwide leader in security, network services and embedded processor solutions. Cavium Networks' award-winning NITROX and MIPS64-based OCTEON families of processors and accelerator boards offer flexible, scalable and highly integrated solutions delivering 50Mbps to 10Gbps performance. The company's products are integrated into a wide range of networking equipment that include routers, gateways, network appliances, content switches, wireless LAN access/aggregation points, servers and storage networking devices. Cavium Networks is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Mountain View, CA with development centers in Marlboro, MA and Hyderabad, India. For more information, please visit: http://www.caviumnetworks.com/

Cypress and the Cypress logo are registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. Ayama, Sahasra, FastLink and Cynapse are trademarks of Cypress. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

OCTEON(TM) and NITROX(TM) are trademarks of Cavium Networks, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Product photos and datasheets are available upon request. All rights reserved.

Source: Cavium Networks

CONTACT: Don Parkman, Public Relations Director of Cypress,
+1-408-943-4885, or dsp@cypress.com; or Angel Atondo, of Cavium Networks, +1-
650-623-7033, or angel.atondo@caviumnetworks.com

Web site: http://www.cavium.com/

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