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Broadcom Announces Conference Call to Review Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results

January 8, 2015

Hosts Call January 29, 2015 at 1:45 p.m. Pacific Time; 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time

Broadcom Opens CES 2015 with Range of Consumer Innovations

January 7, 2015

Launches New Technologies to Enhance Internet of Things, Expand Connected Car, Speed Wi-Fi Streaming, Grow Ultra HD and Set-top Box Markets and More

Broadcom Accelerates Cable Gateway Development with New RDK Software Support for DOCSIS 3.0 and DOCSIS 3.1 Portfolio

January 7, 2015

Enables Cable MSOs to Provide Faster Customized Data Services

D-Link Selects Broadcom's HomePlug® AV2 Technology for New AV2 2000 High Speed Powerline Adapter

January 7, 2015

First HPAV2 MIMO-certified Device Extends Home Networks over Existing Power Lines

Broadcom Develops Ultra-compact Set-top Box Platform With Integrated 4x4 Wi-Fi

January 6, 2015

Delivers 5G WiFi and HEVC Compression to Platforms Smaller Than a Smartphone

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MEMS and More: Sensor Technologies that will Drive the Internet of Things

By Sarah Murry | January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

MEMS – or Micro electro-mechanical systems – are a very tiny component, literally. The low-power sensors are just a thousandth of an inch in size, and chances are you didn’t hear much about them in all of the news that came out of the annual International Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month.

Still, they’ve been called “the unsung heroes many of our favorite and beloved technologies” by the Mashable tech blog, which also acknowledged how MEMS are “particularly critical …

Parrot’s Drones: Let’s Hear it for the Toys

By Sarah Murry | January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

While the International Consumer Electronics Show is fading into memory, there’s one class of gadgets that continue to fly high in tech headlines: Drones.

These flying, hopping, roving vehicles were all over the show floor (and in the air) last week in Las Vegas, with Parrot SA showing off its collection in the South Hall.

This new crop of personal — or hobbyist — drones have come a long way from the remote controlled gadgets of past years. They come …

Kudos for 4K Joey: Broadcom Processors Inside DISH’s Award-Winning Ultra HD Set-Top Box

By Sarah Murry | January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

If there’s one clear trend to emerge from the International Consumer Electronics Show last week, it’s that 4K television is well on its way to the mainstream.

Ultra HD television sets are coming down in price and the industry is seeing an uptick in 4K content production, including efforts by Sony (in partnership with Netflix), AmazonYouTube and satellite operator DirecTV.

Broadcom is collaborating behind the scenes with industry leaders, including DISH, on the missing piece: How …

Broadcom’s Reach at CES 2015 Catches Media Attention

By Aaron Schmidt | January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

LAS VEGAS — The International Consumer Electronics Show, much like most industry trade shows, allow companies a chance to showcase their latest products, offer a peek at products on the year-ahead road map and hold face-to-face meetings with customers and partners.

But one of the bigger wins at a show like CES is news coverage. Thousands of journalists and bloggers from around the world converge on Las Vegas for CES so that their readers and viewers can also get

The Freaks Come Out in Vegas: Top Five Weirdest CES 2015 Sightings

By Maddy Ewins | January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

LAS VEGAS — With some 2 million square feet of exhibit space, the International Consumer Electronics Show is a technophile’s paradise.

But don’t think that every gadget on display across the vast show earns a “ooh-aah” reception from every passer-by. Many of the gadgets here earn some strange looks and “What the heck?” reactions.

To get a sense of some of the bizarre out there, we sent the Broadcom Blog Squad out on the floor in search of the weird …

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

Engadget
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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