Taiwan's Institute for Information Industry (III) Selects Cavium OCTEON Fusion™ as Platform SoC for delivering Out-of-the-Box 4G Small Cell solutions for Taiwan OEMs and ODMs

Solution based on Cavium's OCTEON Fusion platform will enable Taiwan suppliers to quickly enter the 4G small cell base station market

SAN JOSE, Calif. and TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 4, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home, and the Institute for Information Industry (III) of Taiwan, a non-governmental organization that supports the development of the nation's information industry, today announced an engagement that will lead to the availability of a total out-of the-box hardware and software solution for Taiwan's wireless systems vendors.

Using Cavium's OCTEON Fusion small cell "base station on a chip" hardware platform and leveraging the software development environment available for the industry-leading OCTEON processor family, III will deliver key software components including a MAC (L2/L3) layer, self organizing networks (SON) and remote resource management (RRM) applications, and other features expected by providers of 3G and 4G wireless services.  The software developed by III will help Taiwan's telecommunications equipment vendors successfully enter the fast-growing 4G small cell base station market.

"III recognizes the strong market potential for the new generation of 4G small cell base stations that are being deployed worldwide," stated Kanchei Loa, research fellow/director, Smart Network System Institute (SNSI) at III.  "Our collaboration with Cavium will result in the creation of key software components that will allow Taiwan's manufacturing companies to play a leading role in feature-rich, cost effective small cell solutions."

"Cavium is leveraging our strong position in the macro base station market to deliver compelling OCTEON Fusion based solutions for the emerging high growth small cell market," said Raj Singh, general manager, Wireless Broadband Group at Cavium.  "One of the most important criteria for the expected mass adoption of 4G small cells is the availability of fully integrated, competitively priced system-level solutions.  We expect the collaboration of Cavium's small cell silicon solution and III protocol stack expertise to enable a significant time to market advantage for the wireless technology manufacturers in Taiwan in the small cell market."

About Cavium
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 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:  http://www.cavium.com

About III
The Institute for Information Industry (III) was established in 1979 as a non-governmental organization, jointly sponsored by the Taiwan government and prominent private enterprises, for the purpose of strengthening the development of the information industry in Taiwan.  Since its inception, III has been a source of vision, innovation, technological excellence and a major contributor to Taiwan's development into a significant player in the global Information and Communication Technology areas. For more information, please visit http://www.iii.org.tw

Note on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain 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 the rate at which OCTEON Fusion is adopted; pricing pressures; general economic conditions; manufacturing difficulties; competition in our product markets; development of new products and technologies; whether Cavium is successful in marketing its products; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information about these and other risks that may impact Cavium's business are set forth in the "Risk Factors" section of our Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 7, 2012. 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.

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