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
October 21, 2014
High-performance Multimedia Gateway SoC Integrates G.fast to Deliver Broadcast Quality Multi-stream IPTV, Voice, Data and Home Networking
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 Note: Broadcom 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 …
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. …
By Aaron Schmidt | October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
As a growing number of consumers rely on connected smartphones to manage their daily tasks – both work and play – the availability of widespread, robust Wi-Fi connections becomes important. To meet those demands, a growing number of “managed,” or “service provider,” Wi-Fi networks are starting to be being offered by cable companies, ISPs and even by savvy retailers and businesses.
Consumers benefit because they get easy access to a reliable Wi-Fi connection wherever they roam. In exchange, businesses get …
In the News
April 17, 2014
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.
April 17, 2014
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.
April 15, 2014
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.
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.
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.