Broadcom Ships Bluetooth(R) v3.0 + High Speed Functionality Across Its Bluetooth Portfolio
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Broadcom Ships Bluetooth(R) v3.0 + High Speed Functionality Across Its Bluetooth Portfolio

The Broad Availability of the New Standard will Drive the Adoption of Bluetooth for High-Speed Data Synchronization, File Transfer and Remote Control Applications

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 2 — (PRNewswire) — Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that it has added support for the recently adopted Bluetooth® v3.0 + HS (High Speed) specification broadly across its Bluetooth and InConcert® combo chips and modules. The new standard greatly enhances the capabilities of Bluetooth technology in smartphones, personal computers, netbooks and other devices by enabling file transfers at speeds up to 24 Megabits per second (Mbps), utilizing an available 802.11 wireless LAN (WLAN) radio. By implementing Bluetooth 3.0 + HS across its Bluetooth and WLAN portfolios, Broadcom is helping drive novel applications such as remote control while also delivering ease-of-use and speed for other common applications such as File Transfer and Synchronization.

Broadcom's Bluetooth v3.0 + HS compliant technology is now in production with ODM partners in a mini-PCIe combo module for notebook computers and a combo single chip based SIP module targeting smartphones.

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Craig Ochikubo, Vice President & General Manager, Broadcom's Wireless Personal Area Networking line of business

"We are a strong supporter of the new Bluetooth v3.0 + HS standard and are making its innovative features available in multiple configurations for a wide variety of applications. With our unique InConcert technology, which makes Bluetooth and WLAN work well together, we can offer silicon and software solutions that decrease the complexity of adding multiple wireless systems to innovative new consumer devices."

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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 is one of the world's largest fabless semiconductor companies, with 2008 revenue of $4.66 billion, and holds over 3,650 U.S. and over 1,450 foreign patents, more than 7,750 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 adoption of Bluetooth for high-speed synchronization,  the demand for wireless solutions that support Bluetooth v3.0 and our position in that market.  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 factors that may cause such a difference for Broadcom in connection with adding Bluetooth v3.0 to chip and software solutions, include but are not limited to:


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/Q42009.php.

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