Profile: Broadcom Corp (BRCM.O)
10 Dec 2013
Broadcom Corporation (Broadcom), incorporated in August 16, 1991, is a global semiconductor solution for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environment. The Company provides system-on-a-chip (SoC), and software solutions. The Company’s segment includes Broadband Communications, Mobile and Wireless and Infrastructure and Networking. During the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, operates its business to serve three markets: Broadband Communications, Mobile and Wireless and Infrastructure and Networking. In February 2012, the Company acquired NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. In April 2012, it acquired BroadLight, Inc.
Broadband Communications Segment (Solutions for the Home)
Broadcom's broadband communications segment offers a range of broadband communications and consumer electronics SoC solutions that enable voice, video, data and multimedia services over wired and wireless networks for the home. The Company’s solutions include cable modem, PON and xDSL SoCs; small and residential cell SoCs; xDSL, xPON and cable modem central office solutions; MPEG/AVC/VC-1 encoders and transcoders; digital cable, DBS, terrestrial and IP set-top box SoCs; and Powerline and MoCA Networking SoCs. Products incorporating its solutions in this Broadband Communications Reportable Segment include modems (cable, xPON, small and residential cells and DSL) and residential gateways; cable modem termination systems (CMTS), optical line termination (OLT) and central office DSLAM solutions; digital cable, digital transport adapter, direct broadcast satellite, terrestrial and IP set-top boxes; and wired home networking solutions (i.e. MoCA and Powerline Networking).
Mobile and Wireless Segment (Solutions for the Hand)
Broadcom's mobile and wireless segment offers products that enable wireless and cellular connectivity at home, at work and on-the-go. The Company’s solutions in include Wi-Fi; Bluetooth; wireless connectivity combos; GPS/GMSS; EDGE and third generation (3G) baseband SoCs; power management ICs; VoIP SoCs; near field communications; and cellular RFs. Products incorporating its broadcom's mobile and wireless segment include smartphones and mobile phones; tablets, laptops, desktop computers, and peripherals; wireless home routers and gateways; printers; cellular data cards; Wi-Fi mobile hotspots; handheld media devices; personal navigation devices; home gaming systems; VoIP phones; wireless-enabled TVs and STBs, and thermostats and home monitoring.
Infrastructure and Networking Segment (Solutions for Infrastructure)
Through the Company’s Infrastructure and Networking reportable segment, the Company designs and develops silicon and software infrastructure solutions for service provider, data center, and enterprise and small-to-medium business networks. The Company’s solutions include Ethernet switches and fabrics; Ethernet controllers; Ethernet copper transceivers; backplane and optical front-end physical layer devices; multicore communications processors; microwave modems and RF; remote radio head digital front end; and knowledge-based processors. Products incorporating its solutions in Infrastructure and Networking Segment, include service provider metro equipment; third generation (3G)/fourth generation (4G) wireless infrastructure and wireless access points; switches and routers; servers and workstations; desktop and notebook computers; network interface cards; LAN on motherboard applications; optical networks and dense wave division multiplexing applications; virtual private networks and security appliances; storage controllers; and microwave links for wireless backhaul.
5300 CALIFORNIA AVENUE
IRVINE CA 92617-3038
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