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Broadcom Corporation provides semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Its products offer voice, video, data, and multimedia connectivity in the home, office, and mobile environments. The company operates in three segments: Broadband Communications, Mobile and Wireless, and Infrastructure and Networking. The Broadband Communications segment offers cable, satellite, IP, and terrestrial set-top boxes that enable service providers to deploy a range of features and services for consumers; DSL, cable, and fiber broadband access services; and wireless infrastructure solutions, such as femtocell to enhance cellular coverage and small cell low-powered radio access nodes. The Mobile and Wireless segment provides low-power, high-performance, and highly integrated solutions, including Wi-Fi and bluetooth, near field communications, wireless connectivity combo chips, and cellular SoCs, as well as location-based technologies and touch controllers. The Infrastructure and Networking segment offers Ethernet switching products for service provider networks, data center implementations, and enterprise and small-and-medium businesses; communication processors and wireless infrastructure, such as multicore communication processors, knowledge-based processors, and microwave modems and RF; Ethernet controllers; and a range of custom application-specific integrated circuit solutions. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales force, distributors, and manufacturers’ representatives in the United States; and through regional offices, as well as a network of independent and fulfillment distributors, and representatives primarily in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. Broadcom Corporation was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

12,550 Employees
Last Reported Date: 01/30/14
Founded in 1991

broadcom corp-cl a (BRCM) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $2.6M
Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Technical Offi...
Total Annual Compensation: $33.4K
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Executive Vice President and General Manager ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

broadcom corp-cl a (BRCM) Key Developments

Broadcom Corporation Delivers High-Density 25/100 Gigabit Ethernet Switch for Cloud-Scale Networks

Broadcom Corporation announced the immediate availability of a new line of switches optimized for cloud-scale data centers. Building on its widely deployed StrataXGS Trident and StrataDNX products, the new StrataXGS Tomahawk Switch Series is the industry's performance Ethernet switch, delivering 3.2 Terabits per second switching capacity, unparalleled port density and SDN-optimized engines in a single chip. With more than 7 Billion integrated transistors, the StrataXGS Tomahawk Series enables the transformation of next-generation cloud fabrics to all-25Gbps per-lane interconnect, increasing link performance by 2.5X. With dense 100GE connectivity and authoritative support for new 25GE and 50GE protocol standards, the StrataXGS Tomahawk Series significantly bolsters the bandwidth capacity, scalability, and cost efficiency of today's mega data centers and high performance computing environments. Transforming Leaf-Spine Networks to 25/100GE for Maximum Efficiency and Scale-Out; By deploying StrataXGS Tomahawk based switches, data center networks currently running 10GE at the top-of-rack level and 40GE at the end-of-row level can upgrade to 25GE and 100GE interconnect, respectively, to accommodate growth in distributed server/storage workloads without increasing network equipment footprint or cabling complexity. A three-tier data center fabric of StrataXGS Tomahawk switches, using standard, compact, CAPEX-efficient form factors, can deliver over 15X higher network bandwidth capacity. In lieu of upgrading server-to-switch connections to 40GE, a StrataXGS Tomahawk based network driving 25GE to the server reduces cabling elements within the rack by as much as 75%, while quadrupling the number of server and storage nodes that can be interconnected in a leaf-spine topology. This dual-pronged improvement in bandwidth efficiency and port density compared to existing 40GE solutions gives modern data centers unprecedented ability to scale out their networks and achieve significant return on investment. Optimized for Software Defined Network application ecosystems, Broadcom's new BroadView instrumentation feature set enables data center operators to have full visibility of network and switch-level analytics. With extensive application flow and debug statistics, link health and utilization monitors, streaming network congestion detection and packet tracing capabilities, the StrataXGS Tomahawk Series provides operators the telemetry to troubleshoot large-scale networks, apply controls for optimal performance, respond to potential problems before they happen and drive down OPEX. Featuring new FleXGS packet processing engines, the StrataXGS Tomahawk Series enables operators to adapt to changing workloads and control their networks, with an extensive suite of user configurable functions for flow processing, security, network virtualization, measurement/monitoring, congestion management and traffic engineering. Among other benefits, FleXGS engines provide in-field configurable forwarding and classification database profiles, more than 12X greater application policy scale compared to previous generation switches, increased flexibility of packet lookups and key generation, and rich load balancing and traffic redirection controls. All these configurable capabilities are accessible to the network control plane via industry-proven software APIs and come without sacrificing network data plane throughput or latency. StrataXGS Tomahawk key features: 3.2 Tbps multilayer Ethernet switching; Integrated low-power 25Ghz SERDES; Authoritative support for 25G and 50G Ethernet Consortium specification; Configurable pipeline latency enabling sub 400ns port-to-port operation; Supports high performance storage/RDMA protocols including RoCE and RoCEv2; BroadView instrumentation: provides switch- and network-level telemetry; High-density FleXGS flow processing for configurable forwarding/match/action capabilities; OpenFlow 1.3+ support using Broadcom OF-DPA; Comprehensive overlay and tunneling support including VXLAN, NVGRE, MPLS, SPB; Flexible policy enforcement for existing and new virtualization protocols; Enhanced Smart-Hash load balancing modes for leaf-spine congestion avoidance; Integrated Smart-Buffer technology with 5X greater performance versus static buffering; Single-chip and multi-chip HiGig solutions for top-of-rack and scalable chassis applications. The Broadcom StrataXGS BCM56960 Tomahawk Switch Series is now sampling.

Broadcom Enables Industry's First 20 nm 100G Coherent PHY

Broadcom Corporation announced that its high performance 20 nanometer (nm) signal processing enhanced mixed signal technologies has enabled NTT Electronics' new NLD0640 100G coherent digital signal processor (DSP) -- an industry first. Optimized for use in 100G-and-beyond optical fiber communication systems, the Broadcom-enabled coherent physical layer transceiver (PHY) consumes less than half the power of existing long-haul coherent ICs and expands the use of coherent technology to metro and shorter reach links. Designed in collaboration with NTT Electronics, the low-power 100G coherent PHY allows the use of a DSP within lower power and smaller second generation coherent 100G modules, including C form factor pluggable (CFP) and compact CFP2 analog coherent optical (ACO) modules. Featuring Broadcom's best-in-class 65GS/s 8-bit ADC and DAC IP with advanced features such as digital signal enhanced performance, NEL's 100G coherent PHY optimizes power and performance in both long-haul and metro applications. The NLD0640 100G coherent DSP is now available from NTT Electronics.

SK Broadband Selects Broadcom's Ultra HD SoC Technology

Broadcom Corporation has announced that SK Broadband has selected the company's ultra high-definition, or HD, system-on-chip, or SoC, technology to power its new B UHD tv set-top box, or STB, and IPTV services. The company's advanced HEVC decoder technology allows operators such as SK Broadband to substantially reduce the bandwidth required for Ultra HD content transmission over its fiber, DSL or cable networks. SK Broadband's B UHD tv STB delivers striking 60 frame-per-second (fps) video with vivid 10-bit color to the newest generation of high contrast ratio 4K TVs. High quality graphics and picture-in-picture (PIP) capabilities allow consumers to further optimize the Ultra HD viewing and user experience. SK Broadband plans to begin offering a wide variety of UHD video-on-demand (VOD) services later this month including movies, animated films and documentaries.


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