Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, and Cavium Networks (NASDAQ:CAVM), an industry-leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products, announced a multi-year strategic partnership to co-market optimized VxWorks and Linux multicore solutions to networking and telecommunications customers worldwide. The companies will align long-term product roadmaps and Wind River will commercially support Cavium’s OCTEON® family of multicore processors through OCTEON II and a subsequent processor family with board support packages for Wind River’s diverse software portfolio.
“Our partnership no doubt sends a strong message to the market about our long-term commitment to support multiple generations of Cavium products, and equally significant is the importance of aligning and optimizing the two companies’ leading multicore hardware and software solutions,” said Roger Williams, vice president, Alliances and Business Development, Wind River. “Building on our long-standing relationship on a number of specific product lines serving many leading customers together, we are now tightly aligning our long-term product roadmaps to provide world-class multicore solutions, enabling customers to consistently get to market faster with superior, commercially supported solutions.”
“Through this agreement, we are strengthening our commercialization partnership with Wind River in the networking and telecommunications market segments for multicore software solutions,” said Rajiv Khemani, vice president and general manager, Networking and Communications Division, Cavium Networks. “Together, Wind River and Cavium will help our common customers get to market faster with a highly optimized solution that spans the breadth of Cavium’s multicore processors and Wind River’s embedded software portfolio. In addition to the current OCTEON family of processors, customers can expect future OCTEON processors will be supported and optimized by Wind River quickly after market launch.”
The Cavium Networks OCTEON family of Multi-Core MIPS64® processors is among the industry’s most scalable, highest-performance, and lowest-power solution for intelligent networking applications ranging from 100Mbps to 40Gbps. These software-compatible processors, with one to thirty-two cnMIPS cores on a single chip, integrate next-generation networking I/Os along with the most advanced security, storage, and application hardware acceleration, offering unprecedented throughput and programmability for the Layer 2 through Layer 7 processing requirements of intelligent networks.
Wind River’s comprehensive set of multicore software solutions deliver a flexible set of multicore software configurations, including Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP), Asymmetric Multiprocessing (AMP), virtualization and network acceleration and offload; Wind River Workbench, an award-winning, Eclipse-based collection of tools for optimizing multicore software design; and a choice of industry leading operating systems VxWorks and Wind River Linux.
About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, wireless, storage, video and security applications. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 20 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access and 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 Wind River
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981 and its technology is found in more than 500 million products. Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif. with offices in more than 15 countries.