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Expanding the IoT Universe with WICED™ Sense

Broadcom's WICED™ Sense Development Kit is pre-programmed and ready for app developers and hardware and software developers to get going with an Internet of Things project.

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Broadcom and Heritage Fields El Toro, LLC Reach Agreement on Purchase of Land for New Corporate Campus

November 13, 2014

Broadcom Campus to be First Commercial Development at Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine, Calif.

Broadcom Creates Network of More Than 40 Channel Partners to Serve Accelerating IoT and Ethernet Markets

November 10, 2014

Introduces Scalable Sales Model to Support Thousands of New Customers

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public Announce 2014 Broadcom MASTERS National Science Fair Winners

October 28, 2014

California Middle Schooler Wins Grand Prize for her Project on the Science of Sewing

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CES 2015: Broadcom Connectivity a Standout Among Innovation Award Nominees

By Sarah Murry | November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’ve all heard of “Christmas creep”—where twinkling previews of the upcoming holidays show up on store shelves well before the official kickoff of Black Friday.

Same could be said for “CES creep.” That’s where tech bloggers and consumer electronics enthusiasts get a jump on making predictions about the hottest trends and products at the industry’s biggest trade show, the International Consumer Electronics Show.

The Consumer Electronics Association, the industry trade group that puts on the massive tech …

Stitching with STEM: Holly Jackson, 14, Awarded 2014 Broadcom MASTERS $25,000 Grand Prize

By Sarah Murry | October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Holly Jackson, a middle school student from San Jose, Calif., proved this week that there is some serious science in the most quotidian things— such as the very stitches that hold together seat belts and airbags.

At an awards ceremony at the Carnegie Institute in Washington, D.C. this week, Holly was selected from among an impressive group of peers for the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize.

“Sewing is important in parachutes, air bags, space suits, blimps, seat belts and anything that …

CTO Henry Samueli in The Hindu Business Line: “The driving force behind the IoT is low-cost wireless connectivity”

By Aaron Schmidt | October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editor’s NoteBroadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in The Hindu Business Line, in which Dr. Henry Samueli,  chief technical officer and chairman of the board at Broadcom, talks about how the Internet of Things will fuel engineering innovation. 

From The Hindu Business Line:

The Internet of Things (IoT) is shaping up to be one of the more disruptive market …

CEO Scott McGregor in VentureBeat: The IoT Winners Will Be Those That Can Create Complete Solutions

By Aaron Schmidt | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Internet’s next frontier is being defined by the work of the new entrepreneurs – the hobbyists, the tinkerers, the DIY-ers – and Broadcom is arming them with the tools they need to bring their visions to life.

In a recent interview with Venture Beat’s Dean Takahashi, Broadcom’s President and Chief Executive Scott McGregor discussed Broadcom’s push into sensor-loaded wearables and the device-driven Internet of Things with its WICED™ platform, noting that the creative types are the ones primed …

Raspberry Pi Creator Eben Upton Takes on the Broadcom MASTERS in D.C., Shares Secrets of STEM Success

By Sarah Murry | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Much like with literacy, when it comes to engaging young people in science, technology, engineering and math, there’s one strategy that seems to hold weight: Get ‘em early.

“You don’t make your kid into a concert pianist by sitting them in front of a piano when they are 18 years old,” said Eben Upton, co-creator of the Raspberry Pi microcomputer and head of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. …

In the News

Starting Gun Sounds in Race to 10Gbps Home Wi-Fi

April 17, 2014

Rethink Wireless
Broadcom announced the guts for a new kind of home router that is says will zip information around the house at up to 3.2 gigabits per second, about twice what a current, high-end home Wi-Fi device can do.

Wi-Fi Gets Another Boost: Broadcom Plans to Double its Speed this Year

April 17, 2014

Venture Beat
Semiconductor giant Broadcom is announcing today that it is creating new chips that could double the speed of Wi-Fi wireless networks. That means wireless networks are still evolving as the whole industry is trying to deal with an expected tsunami of mobile data in the coming years.

Retailers to Benefit from 5G Wi-Fi

April 15, 2014

Connected World
The BCM43462 SoC will contain Broadcom’s new AccuLocate technology which provides sub-meter accuracy on exact physical locations. That comes as good news to component suppliers who will look to be major players in the indoor location market, which analysts predict will hit $4 billion by 2018 thanks to demand for such services by shopping malls, airports, department stores, and stadiums.

Broadcom's New Chip Brings GPS to Smartwatches without Killing the Battery

February 20, 2014

Mobile World Congress kicks off next week, so it's high time that the behind the scenes players showed off what'll linger beneath the aluminum and Gorilla Glass of next-generation devices.

Broadcom Intros Global Location Chip for Fitness Wearables

February 20, 2014

PC Magazine
Broadcom on Thursday unveiled a global location chip built for wearable devices ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.

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