Emerson, Cavium Networks Team on ATCA, AdvancedMC, MicroTCA Blades

Emerson Network Power’s (NYSE: EMR) Embedded Computing business announced that it has partnered with Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM) to develop a family of high-performance ATCA, AdvancedMC, and MicroTCA packet processing blades based on Cavium Networks’ OCTEON processor family. The new blades will make it easy for network equipment providers to add scalable, high-performance Level 2 through Level 7 packet processing capability to next-generation, open architecture communications networks.

“The OCTEON family offers unprecedented packet processing throughput, scalability, and programmability,” said Rod Anliker, senior program manager at Emerson. “This announcement highlights Emerson’s work with Cavium Networks to develop open architecture blades that take full advantage of the OCTEON’s unique capabilities while making it easy for network equipment providers to integrate those capabilities into the next generation of ATCA, AdvancedMC and MicroTCA systems. Emerson’s open architecture hardware, software, and systems expertise, coupled with our worldwide manufacturing, service, and support capabilities, make us uniquely positioned to deliver best-in-class packet processing solutions based on the OCTEON processor.”

“Emerson is an international company with true global reach, and has been a pioneer in the development and early adoption of open architecture telecom standards,” said Tasha Castañeda, senior strategic alliance manager at Cavium Networks. “This combination makes them a strong partner for deploying world-class OCTEON-based packet processing solutions that can be readily integrated into next-generation ATCA, AdvancedMC, and MicroTCA communications systems.”

The OCTEON family of high-performance, low-power, multi-core MIPS64 processors provides hardware acceleration for intelligent networking applications requiring high-performance Layer 2 through Layer 7 processing. These software-compatible processors, featuring one to sixteen cnMIPS cores, integrate next-generation networking interfaces, a memory controller, advanced hardware packet processing, QoS, TCP, multi-core scaling, pattern matching, compression/decompression, storage, security, and the latest processor peripherals on a single chip.

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM) is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, storage 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.

About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical ContinuityTM. Preparing customers for high-stakes opportunities and threats, Emerson Network Power provides reliable power, precision cooling, connectivity and embedded computing solutions for IT, communications, healthcare and industrial systems. Backed by the largest global services organization in the industry, Emerson Network Power offers network reliability programs encompassing engineering, installation, project management and support services.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2006 were $20.1 billion.