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Broadcom Corporation
Broadcom Corporation
was an American fabless semiconductor company that made products for the wireless and broadband communication industry. It was acquired by Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies
in 2016 and currently[update] operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of the merged entity called Broadcom
Broadcom
Inc..

Contents

1 History

1.1 1995-2016: Founding and name changes 1.2 Qualcomm
Qualcomm
litigation and settlement 1.3 2006-2008: Stock options scandal

2 Products

2.1 Network interface controllers 2.2 Trident+ ASIC 2.3 Graphics processing unit 2.4 Video acceleration 2.5 WiFi chipsets 2.6 Vulnerabilities in SoC WiFi stack 2.7 BroadVoice 2.8 Linux products 2.9 Raspberry Pi

3 Business

3.1 Notable employees 3.2 Manufacturing 3.3 Acquisitions 3.4 Branding

4 See also 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] 1995-2016: Founding and name changes[edit] Broadcom Corporation
Broadcom Corporation
was founded by professor-student pair Henry Samueli and Henry Nicholas
Henry Nicholas
from UCLA in 1991. In 1995 the company moved from its Westwood, Los Angeles
Westwood, Los Angeles
office to Irvine, California.[1] In 1998, Broadcom
Broadcom
became a public company on the NASDAQ
NASDAQ
exchange (ticker symbol: BRCM) and employs about 11,750 people worldwide in more than 15 countries. Broadcom
Broadcom
is among Gartner's Top 10 Semiconductor
Semiconductor
Vendors by revenue.[2] Broadcom
Broadcom
first landed on the Fortune 500
Fortune 500
in 2009. In 2012, Broadcom's total revenue was $8.01 billion. In 2013, Broadcom stood at No. 327 on the Fortune 500, having climbed 17 places from its 2012 ranking of No. 344.[3] In May 28, 2015 chip maker Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies
Ltd. agreed to buy Broadcom
Broadcom
Corp. for $37 billion in cash and stock. At closing, which completed on February 1, 2016,[4] Broadcom
Broadcom
shareholders held 32% of the new Singapore-based company to be called Broadcom
Broadcom
Limited. Hock Tan, Avago President
President
and CEO, was named CEO of the new combined company. Dr. Samueli became Chief Technology Officer and member of the combined company's board, and Dr. Nicholas serves in a strategic advisory role within the new company.[5][6] The new merged entity is named Broadcom Limited
Broadcom Limited
but inherits the ticker symbol AVGO. The BRCM ticker symbol was retired. In May 2016 Cypress Semiconductor
Semiconductor
announced that it will acquire Broadcom
Broadcom
Corporation's full portfolio of IoT products for $550 million. Under the deal, Cypress acquires Broadcom's IoT products and intellectual property for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Bluetooth
and ZigBee
ZigBee
connectivity, as well as Broadcom's WICED platform and SDK for developers. The deal combined Broadcom's developer tools and connectivity technologies for IoT devices with Cypress' own programmable system-on-a-chip (SoC) products that provide memory, computing and graphics processing for low-power devices.[7] Qualcomm
Qualcomm
litigation and settlement[edit] On April 26, 2009, Broadcom
Broadcom
settled four years of legal battles over wireless and other patents with Qualcomm
Qualcomm
Inc., another fabless semiconductor company headquartered in San Diego, California.[8] The deal ended the patent litigation as well as complaints of anti-competitive behavior before trade commissions in the United States, Europe and South Korea. As part of the settlement, Qualcomm paid $891 million in cash to Broadcom
Broadcom
over a four-year period ending June 2013.[9] In June 2007, the U.S. International Trade Commission
U.S. International Trade Commission
blocked the import of new cell phone models based on particular Qualcomm microchips. They found that these Qualcomm
Qualcomm
microchips infringe patents owned by Broadcom.[10] In January 2017, the FTC sued Qualcomm
Qualcomm
for allegedly engaging in unlawful tactics to maintain "a monopoly on cellular-communications chips."[11] On January 17, 2018, it was reported that the FTC was investigating whether Broadcom
Broadcom
had "engaged in anti-competitive tactics in negotiations with customers," in a probe that had been ongoing for several months.[11] 2006-2008: Stock options scandal[edit] On July 14, 2006, Broadcom
Broadcom
announced it had to subtract $750 million from earnings due to stock options irregularities. On September 8, 2006, the amount was doubled to $1.5 billion. The company may also owe additional taxes.[12] On January 24, 2007, it announced a restatement of its financial results from 1998 to 2005 that totaled $2.22 billion.[13] On May 15, 2008, Broadcom
Broadcom
CTO Samueli resigned as chairman of the board and took a leave of absence as Chief Technology Officer after being named in a civil complaint by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).[citation needed] On June 5, 2008, Broadcom
Broadcom
co-founder and former CEO Henry Nicholas
Henry Nicholas
and former CFO William Ruehle were indicted on charges of illegal stock-option backdating. Nicholas was also indicted for violations of federal narcotics laws.[14] However, in December 2009, federal judge Cormac J. Carney threw out the options backdating charges against Nicholas and Ruehle after finding that federal prosecutors improperly tried to prevent three defense witnesses from testifying.[15] Products[edit]

Broadcom
Broadcom
produces the system on a chip for the line of popular Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi
single-board computers.

Broadcom's product line spans computer and telecommunication networking: the company has products for enterprise/metropolitan high-speed networks, as well as products for SOHO (small-office, home-office) networks. Products include transceiver and processor ICs for Ethernet
Ethernet
and wireless LANs, cable modems, digital subscriber line (DSL), servers, home networking devices (router, switches, port-concentrators) and cellular phones (GSM/GPRS/EDGE/W-CDMA/LTE). It is also known for a series of high-speed encryption co-processors, offloading this processor-intensive work to a dedicated chip, thus greatly speeding up tasks that utilize encryption. This has many practical benefits for e-commerce, and PGP or GPG secure communications. The company also produces ICs for carrier access equipment, audio/video processors for digital set-top boxes and digital video recorders, Bluetooth
Bluetooth
and Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
transceivers and RF receivers/tuners for satellite TV. Major customers include Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, IBM, Dell, Asus, Lenovo, Linksys, Logitech, Nintendo, Nokia, Nortel(Avaya), TiVo, Tenda and Cisco
Cisco
Systems. In September 2011, Broadcom
Broadcom
shut down its digital TV operations.[16] Broadcom
Broadcom
also shut down its Blu-ray chip business. The closure of these businesses began on September 19, 2011. On June 2, 2014, Broadcom
Broadcom
announced intentions to exit the cellular baseband business.[17] Network interface controllers[edit] Vendors have included Broadcom
Broadcom
NICs in their products. For example, Dell
Dell
PowerEdge M-Series blade-server products may be fitted with Dell-supplied Dual Port Broadcom
Broadcom
NetXtreme 5709 Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
port adapters.[18] Trident+ ASIC[edit] Another large market is hardware for switches: some vendors offer switching equipment based on Broadcom
Broadcom
hardware and firmware (e.g. Dell PowerConnect classics) while other well-known vendors do use the Broadcom
Broadcom
hardware but write their own firmware. The latest Broadcom Trident+ ASIC is used in many high-speed 10Gb+ switches from the largest switch-vendors such as Cisco Nexus switches running NX-OS,[19] Dell
Dell
Force10
Force10
(now Dell
Dell
Networking) running FTOS/DNOS,[20][21] all Arista 7050-series switches,[22] the IBM/BNT 8264, and Juniper QFX3500.[23] The latest 'member' of the Trident family is the Trident II XGS which can support up to 32 x 40G ports or 104 x 10G ports (or a mix of both) on a single chip.[24][25] Examples of switches using this Trident II XGS chip are the Dell
Dell
Networking S6000,[26] Cisco
Cisco
Nexus 9000[27] and some smaller vendors like: EdgeCore AS6700, Penguin Arctica 3200XL or QuantaMesh T5032[28] Graphics processing unit[edit] VideoCore
VideoCore
is the GPU found on some systems-on-a-chip (SoC)s by Broadcom, the most widely known one being the BCM2835 containing VideoCore
VideoCore
IV found in the Raspberry Pi. Video acceleration[edit] Broadcom Crystal HD does video acceleration. WiFi chipsets[edit] Broadcom
Broadcom
"BCM43" series chips provide WiFi support in many Android and iPhone devices. Models include the BCM4339 used in phones such as the Nexus 5
Nexus 5
(2013) and the BCM4361 used in the Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8
(2017). These are SoC devices with a Cortex R4 for processing the MAC and MLME layers and a proprietary Broadcom
Broadcom
processor for the 802.11 physical layer.[29] The chips also handle Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Direct, Bluetooth
Bluetooth
and NFC.[30]

Broadcom
Broadcom
supplies the WiFi+ Bluetooth
Bluetooth
combo chip for Apple iPhone 3GS and later generations and corresponding iPod touch generations. In Q2 2005, Broadcom Corporation
Broadcom Corporation
announced it would be providing Nintendo
Nintendo
its “online solution on a chip” as deployed in millions of notebooks and PDAs across the globe, enabling Nintendo
Nintendo
802.11b connectivity with DS and 802.11g
802.11g
for the Wii. More specifically, Broadcom
Broadcom
would provide Bluetooth
Bluetooth
connectivity for Wii's controller.[citation needed] In 2013 Broadcom
Broadcom
unveiled the first 802.11ac 5G Wifi SOCs which is adopted across many mobile phones including the Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5, the HTC
HTC
One and the LG Nexus 5. Additionally, routers from Motorola, Netgear, Huawei
Huawei
and Belkin also include Broadcom's 802.11ac chips.

Vulnerabilities in SoC WiFi stack[edit] In April 2017, Google's Project Zero investigated Broadcom's SoC WiFi stack and found that it lacked "all basic exploit mitigations - including stack cookies, safe unlinking and access permission protection," allowing "full device takeover by Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
proximity alone, requiring no user interaction."[31] Numerous smartphones, such as by Apple, Samsung and Google
Google
were affected.[32][33][34] BroadVoice[edit] For other uses, see BroadVoice. Broadcom
Broadcom
authored its own VoIP
VoIP
codecs in 2002, and released them as open source with LGPL license in 2009:[35]

BroadVoice 16 with declared bitrate 16 kbit/s and audio sampling frequency 8 kHz BroadVoice 32 with declared bitrate 32 kbit/s and sampling rate of 16 kHz (note however that X-Lite SIP phone's menu declares bitrate 80,000 bit/s)

Linux products[edit]

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Some free and open source drivers are available and included in the Linux kernel
Linux kernel
source tree for the 802.11b/g/a/n family of wireless chips Broadcom
Broadcom
produces.[36] Since the release of the 2.6.26 kernel some Broadcom
Broadcom
chips have kernel support but require external firmware to be built. In 2003 the Free Software Foundation
Free Software Foundation
accused Broadcom
Broadcom
of not complying with the GNU General Public License
GNU General Public License
as Broadcom
Broadcom
distributed GPL code in a driver for its 802.11g
802.11g
router chipset without making that code public. The chipset was adopted by Linksys
Linksys
which was later purchased by Cisco. Cisco
Cisco
eventually published source code for the firmware for its WRT54G wireless broadband router under the GPL-license.[37][38] In 2012 the Linux Foundation
Linux Foundation
listed Broadcom
Broadcom
as one of the Top 10 companies contributing to the development of the Linux Kernel for 2011, placing it in the top 5 percent of an estimated 226 contributing companies. The foundation's Linux Kernel Development report also noted that, during the course of the year, Broadcom
Broadcom
submitted 2,916 changes to the kernel.[39] In October, Broadcom
Broadcom
released parts of the Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi
userland under a BSD-style license. According to the Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi
Foundation, this made it "the first ARM-based multimedia SoC with fully functional, vendor-provided (as opposed to partial, reverse-engineered) fully open-source drivers", although due to substantial binary firmware code which must be executing in parallel with the operating system, and which executes independently and prior to loading of the operating system, this claim has not been universally accepted.[40][41] Broadcom
Broadcom
provided a Linux driver for their Broadcom
Broadcom
Crystal HD, and they also hired Eric Anholt, a former Intel
Intel
employee, to work on a free and open-source graphics device driver for their VideoCore
VideoCore
IV. Raspberry Pi[edit] Main article: Raspberry Pi Broadcom
Broadcom
organizes the fabrication of the processor chip, most recently the BCM2837 chip and the wifi processor BCM43438, which is used by the charitable Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi
Foundation.[42] The foundation requested help from Broadcom
Broadcom
making the Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi
card, a motherboard which is free of DRM or corporate control of any kind, which can interact with hardware, and which can be bought and controlled by children.[citation needed] Business[edit] Notable employees[edit]

Henry Samueli[43] Gottfried Ungerboeck, inventor of trellis coded modulation Henry T. Nicholas III Sophie Wilson, designer of the ARM CPU instruction set Eben Upton, creator of the Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi
single-board computer

Manufacturing[edit] Broadcom
Broadcom
is known as a fabless company. It outsources all semiconductor manufacturing to Asian merchant foundries, such as GlobalFoundries, Semiconductor
Semiconductor
Manufacturing International Corporation, Silterra, TSMC
TSMC
and United Microelectronics Corporation. The company is based in Irvine, California, in the University Research Park on the University of California, Irvine
University of California, Irvine
campus, after a 2007 move from its previous campus near the Irvine Spectrum. It has many other research and development sites including Silicon Fen, Cambridge
Cambridge
(UK), Bangalore
Bangalore
and Hyderabad
Hyderabad
in India, Richmond (near Vancouver) and Markham (near Toronto) in Canada and Sophia Antipolis
Sophia Antipolis
in France. Acquisitions[edit] In September 2011, Broadcom
Broadcom
bought NetLogic Microsystems
NetLogic Microsystems
for a deal of $3.7 billion in cash, excluding around $450 million of NetLogic employee shareholdings, which will transfer to Broadcom.[44] Besides the NetLogic Microsystems
NetLogic Microsystems
acquisition, through the years, Broadcom
Broadcom
has acquired many smaller companies to quickly enter new markets.[45]

Date Acquired company Amount Expertise

January 1999 Maverick Networks $104M in Stock Multi-layer switches for corporate networks

April 1999 Epigram $316M in stock Home networking using telephone wiring, WiFi

June 1999 Armedia Inc. $67.2M in stock Digital Video Decoders[46]

August 1999 HotHaus Technologies $280M in stock DSP software for VOIP

August 1999 Altocom $180M in stock Software
Software
modem software

January 2000 BlueSteel Networks $123M in stock Security processors

March 2000 Digital Furnace Corp $136M in stock Data compression software

March 2000 Stellar Semiconductor $162M in stock 3D graphics processors

June 2000 Pivotal Technologies $242M in stock Digital video chips

July 2000 Innovent Systems $500M in stock Bluetooth
Bluetooth
radios

August 2000 Puyallup Integrated Circuit
Integrated Circuit
Company

IC design and IC macro blocks

July 2000 Altima Communications $533M in stock Networking chips

October 2000 Newport Communications $1240M in stock 10Gbit Ethernet
Ethernet
transceivers

October 2000 Silicon Spice $1000M in stock DSP chips for VOIP

November 2000 Element 14 $594M in stock DSL
DSL
chipsets

November 2000 SiByte, Inc $2060M in stock[47] MIPS, Broadband microprocessors

December 2000 Allayer Communications $271M in stock Enterprise and optical networking chips

January 2001 VisionTech, Ltd. $777M in stock MPEG-2 compression/decompression of PVRs

January 2001 ServerWorks
ServerWorks
Corp. $1003M in stock I/O controllers for servers and workstations

July 2001 PortaTec Corporation

Mobile devices

July 2001 Kimalink

Wireless and mobile ICs

May 2002 Mobilink Telecom, Inc. $5.6M shares of stock Baseband processors for cellphones

March 2003 Gadzoox Networks $5.8M in cash Storage-area networks

January 2004 RAIDCore, Inc. $16.5M in cash RAID
RAID
software

April 2004 M-Stream Inc. $8.7M in cash and 27000 shares of stock Technology to improve wireless reception

April 2004 Sand Video, Inc. $77.5M in stock and $7.4M in cash Video compression technology

April 2004 WIDCOMM, Inc. $49M in cash Software
Software
for Bluetooth
Bluetooth
systems

April 2004 Zyray Wireless, Inc. $96M in stock Baseband processors for WCDMA

September 2004 Alphamosaic, Ltd. $123M in stock Video processors for mobile devices

February 2005 Alliant Networks, Inc.

Cellular gateway products

March 2005 Zeevo, Inc. $26.4M in cash and $2.6M in stock Bluetooth
Bluetooth
headset products

July 2005 Siliquent Technologies, Inc. $76M in cash 10Gbit Ethernet
Ethernet
interface controllers

October 2005 Athena Semiconductors, Inc. $21.6M in cash Digital TV tuners and Wifi technology

January 2006 Sandburst Corporation $75M in cash and $5M in stock SOC chips for Ethernet
Ethernet
packet switching

November 2006 LVL7 Systems, Inc. $62M in cash Networking software

May 2007 Octalica, Inc. $31M in cash Multimedia Over Coax technology

June 2007 Global Locate, Inc. $146M in cash GPS chips and software

March 2008 Sunext Design, Inc. $48M in cash Optical disk drive technologies

August 2008 AMD
AMD
(DTV Processor Division) $141.5M in cash (Original deal was $192.8M)[48] Xilleon
Xilleon
DTV processor chips, software and TV tuners

December 2009 Dune Networks[49] $178M in cash High speed network switches

February 2010 Teknovus[50] $123M in cash Ethernet
Ethernet
Passive Optical Network (EPON) chipsets and software

June 2010 Innovision Research & Technology plc[51] $47.5M in cash Near field communication
Near field communication
expertise and IP

October 2010 Beceem Communications[52] $316M in cash 4G LTE/WiMax expertise

November 2010 Gigle Networks[53] $75M in cash Multimedia home networking

April 2011 Provigent Ltd.[54] $313M in cash Microwave Backhaul

May 2011 SC Square Ltd.[55] $41.9M in cash Israel-based security software developer

September 2011 NetLogic Microsystems $3.7 billion Next-generation Internet networks

March 2012 BroadLight[56] $230M in cash Israel-based fiber access PON developer

June 2012 Wisair $1M in cash Short-range Wireless data transmission

January 2013 BroadLogic

Video encoders/decoders,[57] QAM modulation and wideband receivers.

September 2013 Renesas Mobile Corporation $164M in cash Mobile chipset platforms (LTE-Related Assets)

2013 LSI $6.6 billion[58] Hardware RAID
RAID
manufacturer

2014 Emulex $609 million[58]

November 2016 Brocade Communications Systems $5.9 billion[58] Network switch
Network switch
manufacturer

Branding[edit] The Broadcom
Broadcom
logo was designed by Eliot Hochberg, based on the logo for the company's previous name, Broadband Telecom. The Broadband Telecom logo was designed by co-founder Henry Nicholas' then-wife Stacey Nicholas, who was inspired by the mathematical sinc function.[citation needed] See also[edit]

Los Angeles portal Companies portal

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External links[edit]

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Broadcom
homepage Broadcom
Broadcom
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Broadcom
corporation

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Mobile operators

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Software
Software
companies

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Semiconductor
Semiconductor
companies

AKM Semiconductor, Inc. Arm Holdings Audience Broadcom CSR plc
CSR plc
(joined as SiRF) Cypress Semiconductor Freescale Semiconductor Gemalto Intel Marvell Technology Group MediaTek MIPS Technologies Nvidia Qualcomm Qualcomm
Qualcomm
Atheros Renesas Electronics ST-Ericsson
ST-Ericsson
(joined as Ericsson Mobile Platforms) Synaptics Texas Instruments

Handset makers

Acer Inc. Alcatel Mobile Phones Asus Chaudhary Group
Chaudhary Group
(with association of LG) CCI Dell Foxconn Garmin HTC Huawei Kyocera Lenovo
Lenovo
Mobile LG Electronics Motorola
Motorola
Mobility NEC
NEC
Corporation Samsung Electronics Sharp Corporation Sony
Sony
Mobile Toshiba ZTE

Commercialization companies

Accenture Borqs Sasken Communication Technologies Teleca The Astonishing Tribe Wind River Systems Wipro Technologies

See also

Android Dalvik virtual machine Google
Google
Nexus T-Mobile
T-Mobile
G1

v t e

Major semiconductor companies

Companies with an annual revenue of over US$3 billion

ASE Group Fujitsu Infineon Technologies Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. Intel NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors
(Freescale) ON Semiconductor Panasonic Renesas Electronics Samsung Electronics Sony STMicroelectronics Texas Instruments

Fabless

Advanced Micro Devices Apple Inc. Broadcom Marvell Technology Group MediaTek Nvidia Qualcomm VIA Technologies

Memory

Micron Technology Samsung Electronics SanDisk SK Hynix Toshiba

Foundries

GlobalFoundries TSMC United Microelectronics Corporation Samsung Foundry SMIC

Equipment

ASML Applied Materials KLA-Tencor Lam Research Tokyo Electron

See also Largest IT companies Semiconductor
Semiconductor
industry Category:Semic

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