EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium today announced that Muhammad Raghib Hussain of Cavium Networks (Nasdaq: CAVM) will lead the development of EEMBC's next generation of networking benchmarks as chair of the Consortium's Networking Subcommittee. The EEMBC Networking Subcommittee is the working group responsible for EEMBC's Networking benchmark software suites, which allow users to evaluate the performance of processors tasked with moving packets in networking applications. Networking Version 3.0, which is now under development, will expand to include applications that target the telecommunications market. The new benchmarks will use scenario-based benchmarking techniques and will target applications in both the control and data planes, allowing a system-level view of packet processing performance that can be applied to a wide range of platforms. "Raghib's wide-ranging knowledge and experience in the industry, which encompasses the perspectives both of OEMs and suppliers of networking processors, superbly qualify him to lead the development of EEMBC's next generation of networking benchmarks," said EEMBC President Markus Levy. "We are very pleased indeed to have him on board and to include Cavium Networks among EEMBC's members." "Cavium Networks multicore MIPS64 processors have been adopted by several tier-1 networking OEM customers," said Mr. Hussain, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Software & System Engineering at Cavium Networks. "I look forward to bringing our experience to EEMBC and working with industry peers to develop standard benchmarks that will enable OEMs to quickly and reliably measure the performance of a broad set of multicore networking processors in the context of real-world applications." Muhammad Raghib Hussain is the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Software Engineering at Cavium Networks. Prior to Cavium Networks, Raghib held senior technical roles in several startups and large organizations including Cisco Systems. Raghib was a founding team member of VPNet (acquired by Avaya), where he was a key contributor in the design of one of the first commercial IPSec-based VPN (Virtual Private Network) gateways. Raghib earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems from NED University, and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University. Raghib has been a speaker in several major communication and networking conferences and has several patents in the field of networking and security. About EEMBC EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, develops and certifies real-world benchmarks and benchmark scores to help designers select the right embedded processors for their systems. Every processor submitted for EEMBC benchmarking is tested for parameters representing different workloads and capabilities in communications, networking, consumer, office automation, automotive/industrial, embedded Java, and network storage-related applications. With members including leading semiconductor, intellectual property, and compiler companies, EEMBC establishes benchmark standards and provides certified benchmarking results through the EEMBC Technology Center. EEMBC's members include Adaptec, Altera, AMD, Analog Devices, ARC International, ARM, Broadcom, Cavium Networks, CEVA, Code Sourcery, Cypress Semiconductor, esmertec, Faraday, Freescale Semiconductor, Fujitsu Microelectronics, Green Hills Software, IAR Systems AB, IBM, Imagination Technologies, Improv Systems, Infineon Technologies, Intel, LSI Logic, Marvell Semiconductor, Matsushita Electric Industrial, Mentor Graphics, Microchip Technology, MIPS Technologies, National Instruments, NEC Electronics, Netcleus Systems, Nokia, NXP Semiconductors, Oki Electric Industry Co, PA Semi, Qualcomm, Realtek Semiconductor, Red Hat, Renesas Technology, Sony Computer Entertainment, ST Microelectronics, Sun Microsystems, Tensilica, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, VIA Technologies, and Wind River Systems. EEMBC is a registered trademark of the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium. All other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.