As we wind down from the excitement and sensory overload of last week’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, members of the tech press keep talking about Broadcom’s technologies that were showcased at CES. Among the miles of exhibits on the show floor and the sight of perhaps millions of gadgets to gawk at, Broadcom’s innovations rose above the din and garnered some buzz from the reporters and bloggers who covered the annual mega-event.
Included among the Broadcom standouts were our mobile and set-top box products announcements, particularly our system-on-a-chip technology that’s helping operators deploy content for the much-hyped Ultra HD televisions that were all the rage at the show. Ganesh T S from AnandTech called the unveiling of the BCM7445 “undoubtedly the most exciting news to come out of the Broadcom camp for CES 2013.”
Below is a sampling of from around the web of what the tech media had to say about Broadcom’s announcements at the show.
Ultra HD TV
“When 4K TV, now known by the more buzzy Ultra HD moniker, finally makes its way to living rooms stateside, there’s a good chance it’ll arrive on the back of Broadcom’s tech.” — Joseph Volpe, Engadget, “Broadcom’s new ARM-based chip boosts Ultra HD TV into living rooms of the future.”
- CNET: “Broadcom chip ushers in H.265 and UltraHD video” by Stephen Shankland
- ZDNET: “Broadcom debuts ‘game changer’ chip for HDTVs” by Rachel King
“Broadcom is generally known for its wireless technology prowess, but don’t be surprised to see the company be the chip that puts the smarts in your smartphone or tablet.” — Kevin C. Tofel, Giga Om,“Why Broadcom wants to be the smarts in your next smartphone.”
- The Verge: “Qualcomm just got some competition as Broadcom enters the mobile processor market” by Dan Seifert
- AnandTech.com: “Broadcom teases its first LTE enabled baseband with VoLTE demo” by Brian Klug
TV Set-Top Boxes
“The new Broadcom 7125 chipset under the hood enables full Sling capability, with all the benefits of DVR integration, letting you view live TV from any of your subscribed channels.” — Zach Honig, Engadget,“Dish launches Hopper with sling, a commercial jumping DVR that boosts live and saved content to the web.”
- Light Reading: “Comcast’s X1 gets a multi-room partner” by Jeff Baumgartner
- Multi-Channel News: “CES – Broadcom powers Pace’s Comcast X1 set tops” by Todd Spangler
Multimedia coverage was plentiful this year, with some video crews on-hand to capture product demos at Broadcom’s booth.
- Forbes: Broadcom CEO on the future of pairing devices with NFC [Video]
- MoCA Alliance: Broadcom shows the world’s first UltraHD TV video decoder & single-chip 1 Gigabit MoCA 2.0 solution [Video]
- Tek Zilla: Getting 4K with Broadcom’s HEVC Encoding –CES 2013 [Video]
- RCR Wireless: Broadcom demos NFC products at CES 2013 [Video]
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