ARM and Cavium Extend Relationship with ARMv8 Architecture License
CAMBRIDGE, UK and SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 1, 2012 – ARM [(LSE: ARM); (NASDAQ: ARMH)] and Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home, have announced that Cavium is an architecture licensee for the ARMv8 architecture.
The ARMv8 architecture is the first ARM® architecture that includes 64-bit execution, enabling processors based on the architecture to be able to combine 64-bit execution with 32-bit execution. One of the key focuses in developing this version of the ARM instruction set was to bring the energy-efficient heritage of ARM processor technology to 64-bit computing.
“We are delighted to extend this relationship as we broaden the range of ARM processor-based applications. Cavium is a leading multicore processor vendor and has delivered highly differentiated SoCs including a range of ARM processor-based products for many years,” said Warren East, CEO ARM. “With this architecture license, Cavium will bring innovation through highly optimized 64-bit custom cores and SoC implementations to deliver disruptive solutions for the cloud and datacenter market.”
“Cavium will leverage its extensive experience and IP in high-performance multicore processors and software to address the new requirements in the cloud and datacenter market,” said Syed Ali, President and CEO, Cavium. “The adoption of the ARMv8 architecture combined with ARM’s extensive software ecosystem will enable us to extend the reach of our innovative, high performance multicore SoCs to new customers and applications.”
ARM licenses processor IP under a flexible licensing model, enabling highly integrated solutions for a variety of applications ranging from battery-based mobile devices through to data center platforms, and every application in between.
For more information about Cavium's 64-bit ARMv8 processors please visit: http://cavium.com/processor_Project_Thunder.html
About Cavium, Inc
Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to over 100 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access and service provider equipment. Cavium processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium’s principal office is in San Jose, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India and China. For more information, please visit: http://www.cavium.com
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