Vivante Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Technology Selected by Cavium Networks

Sep 22, 2009, 09:00 ET from Vivante Corporation

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivante Corporation today announced that Cavium Networks, a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, wireless, video, and storage applications, has selected Vivante's GPU technology to power rich graphical user interfaces (GUIs) in their ARM-based processor family. The Cavium Networks ARM-based processor family with Vivante's GPU technology will be used by networking, storage and consumer electronic equipment manufacturers building intelligent and interactive FTTH broadband routers, network attached storage appliances, Internet media players, picture frames and other connected home and office equipment.

"Vivante graphics solutions enable our licensees to deliver a differentiated end user experience which is tightly linked to the middleware and application ecosystem," said Wei-Jin Dai, President and CEO of Vivante Corporation. "We are proud to welcome Cavium Networks to the growing list of silicon solutions incorporating our GPUs."

"Vivante's GPU technology will provide Cavium's customers with a rich set of graphic capabilities so they can build interactive and feature rich user interfaces," said Sridhar Gollapudi, Head of Marketing, Connected Home and Office Group at Cavium Networks. "We are extremely pleased with the excellent support and high performance of the Vivante GPU solution. We look forward to working with the talented Vivante team to bring world-class user interface capabilities to next generation connected home and office devices."

About Vivante Corporation

Vivante Corporation is an embedded graphics technology leader, licensing its Mobile Visual Reality to semiconductor solution providers that serve embedded computing markets for mobile gaming, high-definition home entertainment, image processing, and automotive display and entertainment. The Vivante ScalarMorphic(TM) architecture brings a PC-quality visual experience to embedded systems. Vivante GPUs produce the highest performance per square millimeter in less silicon area, compared to other licensable GPU cores. Vivante delivers silicon-proven, low-power, high-performance graphics conformant with the OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1 and OpenVG API standards. Vivante GPU IP also fully supports the Android platform. The Vivante development environment is used by a worldwide network of application developers and ecosystem partners. Vivante is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with an R&D center in Shanghai, China. For more information please visit Vivante online at

About Cavium Networks

Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, storage, wireless, video and security applications. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10Mbps to 20Gbps 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, California with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India and Taiwan. For more information, please visit:

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