Security processors

Article: Cavium MIPSes Network and Security Processing
By: David Kanter (, June 18, 2006 3:52 pm
Room: Moderated Discussions
Cavium has a number of competitors, ones I can think of off the top of my head:

1. Raza - Don't know to what extent they are selling products. They are still raising VC money
2. Netlogic Microsystems - Similar idea, full L2-7 network processor, appears to be proprietary. They also bought into the idea of using HT as an interconnect. I'd question the wisdom of both of those decisions.
3. PA Semi - Potential competitor, but they need to have product availability first
4. Freescale
5. Hifn
6. Broadcom - Sibyte business, although most of the folks there are now at PA Semi.
7. AMCC - IBM's old embedded PPC business
8. PMC-Sierra
9. Intel
10. EZChip

It's really hard to assess the relative positions of each of these guys. For starters, the way they compete isn't entirely clear cut. Some of these listed are networking companies, some are security only companies, some do both. Anyway, one thing is certainly true...while the diversity has decreased in the high end, it has increased in the low-end.

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