MontaVista® Software Announces Support for Cavium OCTEON® III Multicore MIPS64® Processor Family

MontaVista’s Next-Generation Carrier Grade Edition Delivers Market-Leading High Availability Virtualization Layer on OCTEON III Processors

San Jose, California, February 7, 2012 – MontaVista® Software, LLC, a leader in embedded Linux® commercialization and Linux-based frameworks, platforms, and services that enable the creation of commercial quality devices, today announced support for the new state-of-the art OCTEON® III MIPS64® family of 1 – 48  core multicore processors from Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, and the digital home.

As a Cavium PACE (Partnership to Accelerate Customer End-solutions) member, MontaVista Software will enable its market-leading CGE and its virtualization layer and Bare Metal Engine environment for embedded devices improving application portability, resource management, and application performance on multicore processors. 

Bare Metal Engine provides a light-weight, configurable run-time environment that delivers RTOS performance inside a Linux environment. Bare Metal Engine lets users create a dedicated environment to run user-space applications, providing bare-metal execution and performance all within a Linux environment. Bare Metal Engine provides multiple out of the box configurations, allowing users to choose their own unique balance between system-services and bare metal performance.

“MontaVista is excited to support the next generation of the OCTEON SOC family.  The market leading performance and scalability of the power-efficient OCTEON III architecture is perfectly aligned with the network and communications market in which MontaVista has been pioneering commercial Linux and advanced network solutions for the past decade,” said James Ready, Chief Technology Officer at MontaVista Software.

Cavium OCTEON III processors are optimized for use in cloud computing, high-end core and edge routers, Metro Ethernet, Enterprise switches, 3G/4G/LTE base-stations, Enterprise security gateways and appliances, storage networking and mobile core infrastructure equipment.

The OCTEON III family integrates 1 to 48 MIPS64 cores, at up to 2.5GHz, providing up to 120GHz of industry-leading 64 bit compute power per chip. Multiple chips can be combined into a single logical high-performance processor using Cavium’s innovative new chip interconnect architecture. All OCTEON III’s also incorporate new dedicated hardware engines to speed search, protocol parsing and traffic management as well as enhanced cryptography, compression and deep packet inspection engines.  For more information about OCTEON III please visit: .

About Cavium, Inc
Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to over 100 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access & service provider equipment. Cavium’s processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium’s principal offices are in San Jose, California with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India, Taiwan and China. For more information, please visit:

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), is a leader in embedded Linux commercialization. For over 10 years, MontaVista has been helping embedded developers get the most out of open source by adding commercial quality, integration, hardware enablement, expert support, and the resources of the MontaVista development community. Because MontaVista customers enjoy faster time to market, more competitive device functionality, and lower total cost, more devices have been deployed with MontaVista than with any other Linux. To learn more, please visit 

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and other countries. MontaVista is a registered trademark of MontaVista Software, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Cavium Contact
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager,
Cavium, 2315 N. First Street,
San Jose CA 95131,
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417

Note on Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results.  These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions and current expectations.  Our actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include but are not limited to demand for our products, demand for Cavium, Inc.’s OCTEON III processors, the type and specifications of new design wins, and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in Cavium, Inc.’s documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission.  More information about these and other risks that may impact MontaVista and Cavium’s businesses are set forth in the “Risk Factors” section of Cavium’s Form 10Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 4, 2011.  All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof and qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and we assume no obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements.