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Cavium Networks

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Acq - P2P | Acquired

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About Cavium Networks

Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, and 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. For more information, please visit:

Headquarters Location

2315 North First Street

San Jose, California, 95131,

United States


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Expert Collections containing Cavium Networks

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Cavium Networks is included in 2 Expert Collections, including The Edge Computing Landscape.


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Cavium Networks Patents

Cavium Networks has filed 563 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Network protocols
  • Parallel computing
  • Computer memory
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Latest Cavium Networks News

Marvell to buy Cavium for USD 6 bln - report

Nov 20, 2017

Marvell to buy Cavium for USD 6 bln - report Monday 20 November 2017 | 09:16 CET | News Marvell Technology has agreed to buy Cavium  Networks for about USD 6 billion in a cash and stock deal, Bloomberg reported, citing sources familiar with the transaction, who added the deal could be announced very soon. Market watchers said Marvell is trying to remake itself after a corporate scandal which led to the exit of its founders under pressure from activist investor Starboard. This would be the largest acquisition to date for Marvell. Cavium, a maker of network processors, is one of several companies trying to use ARM equipment to break Intel’s hold on the server microprocessor market. Marvell didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment outside normal business hours. Cavium declined to comment. Free Headlines in your E-mail Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Cavium Networks Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Cavium Networks founded?

    Cavium Networks was founded in 2000.

  • Where is Cavium Networks's headquarters?

    Cavium Networks's headquarters is located at 2315 North First Street, San Jose.

  • What is Cavium Networks's latest funding round?

    Cavium Networks's latest funding round is Acq - P2P.

  • How much did Cavium Networks raise?

    Cavium Networks raised a total of $100.92M.

  • Who are the investors of Cavium Networks?

    Investors of Cavium Networks include Marvell, Menlo Ventures, Alliance Venture, Diamondhead Ventures, NeoCarta Ventures and 8 more.

  • Who are Cavium Networks's competitors?

    Competitors of Cavium Networks include AppliedMicro Circuits Corporation and 7 more.

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