Kontron announces support for Cavium OCTEON® III multicore MIPS64® processor family

Next generation of packet processor AdvancedMC™ modules and AdvancedTCA® blades to deliver maximum DPI performance using OCTEON® III processors

Montreal, Canada, February 7, 2012 – Kontron 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, Kontron has already designed three generations of AdvancedMC™ module and AdvancedTCA® bladed hardware featuring Cavium multicore processors. These are essential system components used in Kontron open communication platforms to design network applications for SNOW 3G and KASUMI, TCP/IP packet processing acceleration, QoS, and Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) in 4G LTE, content delivery and carrier cloud networks.

To meet the future security and high bandwidth demands of fixed and mobile service providers, Kontron will work with telecom equipment manufacturers to supply the next generation of commercial-off-the-shelf packet processing hardware based OCTEON® III multicore processors.

"The combination of Kontron quality engineering of open standard telecom hardware and Cavium advanced packet processor technologies provides a compelling solution to TEMs to significantly improve their design cycles and capture more market share in the carrier space," said Benoit Robert, Executive Director, Product Management, Kontron. "The Cavium OCTEON® III processor family represents yet another opportunity for Kontron and Cavium to extend those benefits to TEMS long into the future."

"A large portion of next generation DPI network equipment will leverage off-the-shelf solutions," said YJ Kim, General Manager, Infrastructure Processor Group at Cavium. "The combination of Kontron and Cavium technologies ensures application providers can achieve up to 100GbE wire-speed performance for a variety of deep packet inspection functions and simultaneously stay ahead of ever-increasing transmission speeds."


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, 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 processors 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 Kontron products designed with Cavium multicore processors, please go to:
http://www.kontron.com/caviumnextgen/

For more information about Cavium OCTEON® III please visit:
http://www.cavium.com/OCTEON-III_CN7XXX.html .


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About Kontron
Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With more than 40% of its employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms. Kontron’s product longevity, local engineering and support, and value-added services, helps create a sustainable and viable embedded solution for OEMs and system integrators. Kontron works closely with its customers on their embedded application-ready platforms and custom solutions, enabling them to focus on their core competencies. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership and an improved overall application with leading-edge, highly-reliable embedded technology.

Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: http://www.kontron.com/


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Kontron
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SAMS Network
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Kontron
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Annette Keller
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Kontron
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Michael Hennen
SAMS Network
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michael.hennen@samsnetwork.com


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