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Broadcom doubles Wi-Fi speeds for laptops, tablets and smartphones with the industry's first six-stream 802.11ac MIMO platform for routers and gateways.

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Lava Selects Broadcom Quad-Core HSPA+ Turnkey Platform to Power New QPAD Tablet

April 16, 2014

Feature-Rich Tablet Satisfies India's Booming Demand for Advanced Connectivity and Entertainment at an Affordable Price Point

Broadcom Doubles Wi-Fi Speed of Devices with First Six Stream 802.11ac MIMO Platform

April 15, 2014

New 5G WiFi XStream Extends Wi-Fi Leadership with Unmatched Performance for Video Streaming and Home Networking Applications

Broadcom Low-Power Applications Processor Enables World's First Cloud-Connected Robotic Sprinkler System

April 14, 2014

New Droplet Sprinkler System Leverages Advanced Embedded Processing to Cut Household Water Consumption in Half

Broadcom Announces Conference Call to Review First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

April 3, 2014

Hosts Call April 24, 2014 at 1:45 p.m. Pacific Time; 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time

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Broadcom Helps Old Electronics Get a Second Act in California Schools

By Sarah Murry | April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Broadcom’s focus on research and development means that technological innovation is at the forefront of everything we do. But “out with the old, in with the new” doesn’t have to mean the end for thousands of usable electronics.

Broadcom’s Earth Day efforts in Southern California are taking a new twist on electronic waste recycling this year. The company is partnering with Chico, Calif.,-based Computers for Classrooms, a non-profit group that collects and refurbishes electronics for students in California schools, …

Broadcom’s GPS Technology Stands Up Against Major Satellite Constellation Outage

By Sarah Murry | April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

To understand the long reach of Broadcom’s innovative technologies, consider the company’s ability to respond to an unprecedented event that occurred in outer space earlier this month that affected millions of GPS users.

On April 1, Russia’s GLONASS satellite positioning system was hit by a major disruption that spanned half a day and impacted satellite navigation systems well beyond Russia’s borders.

The satellite systems are vitally important for a range of operations — from everyday smartphone users to the airplanes, ships …

Broadcom’s Joe Del Rio at NAB: “Consumer TV Behavior is Shifting” [VIDEO]

By Sarah Murry | April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The way consumers interact with their TV content is constantly evolving.

Joseph Del Rio, associate product line director in the Broadband Communications Group at Broadcom, earlier this month sat down with Beet TV at the National Associate of Broadcaster’s yearly trade show in Las Vegas for an interview that covered the “then” and “now” of how consumers engage with their television content.

He gave a nod to the on-screen channel guide, personal video recording and the ability to “sling” …

Wi-Fi Boost: Turbocharged Home Networking with Six-Stream 802.11ac MIMO

By Sam Diaz | April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the average consumer household sporting roughly six connected devices, home Wi-Fi networks are tasked with carrying an increasingly heavy load.

Smartphones, tablets, PCs, set-top boxes, gaming devices and, now, even a new class of wearables that register health and fitness activities— are all tapping the same wireless router.

And now that the newest flavor of Wi-Fi — 802.11ac, or 5G WiFi — is starting to show up in client devices, there’s even more pressure on the workhorse router …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Hits Stores, Chock Full of Broadcom Tech

By Sarah Murry | April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the most-anticipated smartphones of the season hits the store shelves today. And thanks to the techies who take apart products to see what’s inside, consumers already know that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is much more than a pretty screen.

First teased at Mobile World Congress, the Android-based Galaxy S5 has been generating quite a bit of buzz in recent weeks as device enthusiasts have been eager to know what’s inside this newest smartphone. Now, it’s been revealed

 

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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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