IRVINE, Calif., June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its family of 5G WiFi chips (based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard) won a prestigious R&D 100 Award. Selected by an independent judging panel and the editors of R&D Magazine, the R&D 100 Awards represent the 100 most technologically significant products of the past year. For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.
Broadcom's new 5G WiFi SoCs, introduced in January 2012 at CES, are designed to address the increased reliance on wireless networks and growing demand for more reliable connectivity. 5G WiFi is three times faster and up to six times more power efficient than previous generations of Wi-Fi. Products powered by 5G WiFi provide broader coverage and allow consumers to experience faster video streaming and connect multiple devices simultaneously all while extending battery life. For more information, please visit www.5GWiFi.org.
Over the past 50 years, the R&D 100 Awards have honored some of the most revolutionary technologies newly introduced to the market across industry sectors as diverse as telecommunications, high-energy physics, software, manufacturing, and biotechnology. The winners represent a cross-section of industry, academia, private research firms, and government labs.
"5G WiFi is the most significant wireless innovation of the year. Broadcom recognized the importance of the 802.11ac standard early, invested accordingly and committed to driving adoption across the entire ecosystem. The flawless execution speaks to Broadcom's engineering excellence and quality and talent of the team devoted to this effort. To be recognized by an awards program with such a tremendous history and track record of identifying real innovation and excellence is a true honor." Michael Hurlston, Sr. Vice President & General Manager, Wireless Connectivity Combo Group
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