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|Industry||Processors and boards|
|Defunct||July 6, 2018|
|Fate||Acquired by Marvell Technology Group|
|Syed Ali (president & CEO)|
Raghib Hussain (founder &
Number of employees
Cavium was a fabless semiconductor company based in San Jose, California, specializing in ARM-based and MIPS-based network, video and security processors and SoCs. The company was co-founded by Syed B. Ali and M. Raghib Hussain, who were introduced to each other by a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Cavium offers processor- and board-level products targeting routers, switches, appliances, storage and servers.
The company went public in May 2007 with about 175 employees. As of 2011, following numerous acquisitions, it had about 850 employees worldwide, of whom about 250 were located at company headquarters in San Jose.
On June 17, 2011, Cavium Networks, Inc. changed their name to Cavium, Inc.
|Date||Acquired company||Historical product line|
|August 2008||Star Semiconductor||ARM-based systems-on-chip processors|
|December 2008||W&W Communications||Video compression software and hardware|
|December 2009||MontaVista Software||Carrier Grade Linux compliant Linux & embedded systems|
|January 2011||Celestial Semiconductor||SoCs for digital media applications, including satellite, cable, and Internet TV|
|February 2011||Wavesat Telecommunications||Semiconductor solutions for carrier and mobile device manufacturers|
|July 2014||Xpliant, Inc.||Switching and SDN Specialist|
|June 2016||QLogic, Inc.||Ethernet and Storage Specialist|
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