Press Release

Broadcom Completes Acquisition of Gigle Networks Inc.

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Gigle Networks Inc., a privately-held company that develops system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for home networking over power lines.

In connection with the acquisition, Broadcom paid approximately $75 million to acquire all of the outstanding shares of capital stock and other rights of Gigle Networks Inc.  The purchase price was paid in cash, except that holders of unvested employee stock options will receive Broadcom equity awards.  A portion of the cash consideration payable to the stockholders was placed into escrow.  Additional consideration was reserved for future payment upon satisfaction of certain performance goals.  Excluding any purchase accounting related adjustments or fair value measurements, Broadcom expects the acquisition of Gigle Networks Inc. to be dilutive by approximately $0.01 per share in 2011.

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is a major technology innovator and global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment. We provide the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices. These solutions support our core mission: Connecting everything®.

Broadcom, one of the world's largest fabless communications semiconductor companies, with 2009 revenue of $4.49 billion, and holds more than 4,500 U.S. and 1,900 foreign patents, and has more than 7,800 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video, data and multimedia.

A FORTUNE 500® company, Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Broadcom may be contacted at +1.949.926.5000 or at www.broadcom.com.

Cautions regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

All statements included or incorporated by reference in this release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry and business, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions made by us, all of which are subject to change. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "could," "potential," "continue," "ongoing," similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. Examples of such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the impact of the acquisition on Broadcom's earnings per share. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.

Important risk factors that may cause such a difference for Broadcom in connection with the acquisition of Gigle Networks Inc. include, but are not limited to:

  • unexpected variations in market growth and demand for powerline networking products and technologies,
  • the risks inherent in acquisitions of technologies and businesses, including the timing and successful completion of technology and product development through volume production,
  • integration issues,
  • costs and unanticipated expenditures,
  • changing relationships with customers, suppliers and strategic partners,
  • potential contractual, intellectual property or employment issues,
  • the risk that anticipated benefits of the acquisition may not be realized, and
  • charges resulting from purchase accounting adjustments or fair value measurements.

Additional factors that may cause Broadcom's actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to the list that can be found at http://www.broadcom.com/press/additional_risk_factors/Q42010.php.  Our Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other Securities and Exchange Commission filings discuss the foregoing risks as well as other important risk factors that could contribute to such differences or otherwise affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. The forward-looking statements in this release speak only as of this date. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement, except as required by law.

Broadcom®, the pulse logo, Connecting everything® and the Connecting everything logo are among the trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

Contacts:


Broadcom Media Relations:
Dana Brzozkiewicz
Senior Public Relations Representative
949-926-6367
danabrz@broadcom.com

Broadcom Investor Relations:
Chris Zegarelli
Director, Investor Relations
949-926-7567
czegarel@broadcom.com



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