Reinforcing their commitment to maintaining and extending the companies’ leadership position in the development of open, carrier-grade advanced packet processor solutions across a broad range of markets, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced a strategic relationship with Cavium Networks. The relationship was announced at MVACEC (Mountain View Alliance Communications Ecosystem Conference, San Francisco Conference Center), a forum dedicated to next generation COTS network hardware and software solutions.
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms’ AdvancedMC(tm), PCI-X, PCI Express and AdvancedTCA(tm) platforms will be based on Cavium’s roadmap for its OCTEON(tm) multi-core MIPS64(tm) family of high-performance, low-power, multi-core processors. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is demonstrating its current OCTEON-based packet processing platform at the forum.
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has previously announced a range of products based on OCTEON packet processing technology, including the Telum(tm) NPA-38×4 and NPA-58×4 high performance packet processor AdvancedMCs, the WANic(tm) 3850 and 3860 PCI-X(tm) high performance packet processors and the AT-5800 high-performance packet processor AdvancedTCA blade. The company has already begun work on developing new products based on Cavium’s recently-announced 5400 and 5600 silicon.
“This is a relationship that is highly synergistic, leveraging the two companies’ strengths to enable the development of powerful, flexible solutions for the most demanding packet processing requirements,” said Adrian Bernhard, General Manager, Commercial Products at GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. “We are bringing the superior technology capabilities of the Cavium OCTEON processors to the wide range of industries GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms serves, including telecommunications, military and industrial markets. Together with our key packet processor strategic software alliances – 6Wind, AFORE and Qosmos – we are capable of delivering real customer value as, collectively, we address the future requirements for high performance IP communications and secure access applications.”
“We are delighted to be working closely with GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms,” said Rajiv Khemani. Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Cavium Networks. “Our combined efforts will greatly benefit the networking and telecom industry and our common customers who are looking for extraordinary performance that can be delivered in constrained power and space environments with state-of-the-art features.”
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 GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between General Electric (NYSE: GE) and FANUC LTD of Japan, is a high-performance technology company and a global provider of hardware, software, services, expertise and experience in automation and embedded computing, with products employed in virtually every industry, including manufacturing automation, defense, automotive, telecommunications, healthcare and aerospace. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is a worldwide company head-quartered in Charlottesville, VA, and is part of GE Enterprise Solutions.
OCTEON is a trademark of Cavium Networks. MIPS64 is a trademark of MIPS Technologies, Inc. Advanced TCA is a registered trademark, and AdvancedMC is a trademark of PICMG (PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers’ Group). PCI-X is a trademark of PCI-SIG.