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Broadcom Corp. provides semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Its products deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environment. The company provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of system-on-a-chip, and software solutions. It operates through three business segments: Broadband Communications, Mobile & Wireless and Infrastructure & Networking. The Broadband Communications segment is a complete solutions for cable, xDSL, fiber, satellite and IP broadband networks to enable the connected home, including set-top-boxes and media servers, residential modems and gateways, small and residential cells and wired home networking solutions. The Mobile & Wireless segment is a low-power, high-performance and highly integrated solutions powering the mobile and wireless ecosystem, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, cellular SoCs, personal navigation and global positioning, near field communications (NFC), Voice over IP (VoIP), and mobile power management solutions. The Infrastructure & Networking segment is a highly integrated solutions for carriers, service providers, enterprises, small-to-medium businesses and data centers for network infrastructure needs, including Ethernet switches, physical layer devices (PHYs), multicore embedded processors, knowledge-based processors (KBP), digital front ends for wireless infrastructure, switch fabric solutions, high-speed Ethernet controllers and microwave backhaul devices. Broadcom was founded by Henry T. Nicholas III and Henry Samueli on August 16, 1991 and is headquartered in Irvine, CA.

“About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is an American fabless semiconductor company in the wireless and broadband communication business. The company is headquartered in Irvine, California. Broadcom was founded by a professor-student pair Henry Samueli and Henry T. Nicholas III from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1991. In 1995, the company moved from its Westwood, Los Angeles, office to Irvine, California. In 1998, Broadcom became a public company on the NASDAQ exchange (ticker symbol: BRCM) and now employs approximately 11,750 people worldwide in more than 15 countries.

Broadcom is among Gartner’s Top 10 Semiconductor Vendors by revenue.In 2012, Broadcom’s total revenue was $8.01 billion. In 2013, Broadcom was No. 327 on the Fortune 500, climbing 17 places from its 2012 ranking of No. 344. Broadcom first landed on the Fortune 500 in 2009. The 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.”

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