DTV Technology Synergies Enable Accelerated Expansion of Leading DTV Solutions for Next Generation TV Platforms
IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its integration of AMD's digital television (DTV) business has enabled it to rapidly extend its product lines and turnkey system solutions for next-generation DTV platforms that further enhance consumer entertainment experiences, and position the TV as the multimedia hub of the digital home. Broadcom previously announced the completion of its acquisition of AMD's DTV business on October 28, 2008.
Broadcom will demonstrate the combined key DTV technologies at the 2009 International CES beginning January 8, 2009. The demonstrations will include a complete 120Hz advanced video coding (AVC) connected TV platform and a complete hardware/software system solution that integrates the customer application ready design (CARD) reference platform. Broadcom's DTV product roadmap now features the complete solutions previously offered by Broadcom's and AMD's DTV businesses separately, as well as a rich DTV product portfolio that integrates technologies from both companies and leverages a highly focused and successful world-class team.
"Our successful integration of the AMD DTV team and technologies provides the foundation to strengthen our combined businesses and expands our technology portfolio as well, enabling Broadcom to provide superior service and technical support to our existing customers," said Dan Marotta, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Broadcom's Broadband Communications Group. "Two of our new DTV technology demonstrations at CES showcase higher integration and advanced functionality that provide our OEM partners with the ability to customize and differentiate their next generation products while lowering overall bill-of-material (BOM) cost and accelerating time-to-market."
With a heritage of providing advanced DTV functionality, including high performance CPUs, 3D graphics and networking connectivity, Broadcom will demonstrate a complete 120Hz AVC-connected TV platform that enables consumers to access Internet-based web sites, home network-based digital photos, music and videos, and video-on-demand (VoD) services that are integrated within the television. These advanced features offer consumers the ability to customize their TV viewing experience and provide new options for accessing video content. Based on the BCM3549 and BCM35421 DTV technology, this complete TV platform offers manufacturers design flexibility, integration and custom tuning, enabling them to customize and differentiate products while lowering overall BOM costs.
Also to be demonstrated at CES is a complete hardware and software turnkey system solution that integrates the CARD reference platform with the Broadcom BCM3549 multi-format decoder connected DTV system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution (announced in September 2008). The CARD platform enables TV manufacturers to customize both hardware and software designs to differentiate products based on user interfaces and the visual look and feel, while also accelerating time-to-market.
About Broadcom's Broadband Communications Group
Broadcom offers manufacturers a range of broadband communications and consumer electronics system-on-a-chip solutions that enable voice, video, data and multimedia services over residential wired and wireless networks. These highly integrated silicon solutions continue to enable the most advanced system solutions on the market, which include digital cable, satellite and IP set-top boxes and media servers, broadband modems and residential gateways, high definition and digital televisions, Blu-ray Disc(R) players and recorders and personal video recorders.
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(R).
Broadcom is one of the world's largest fabless semiconductor companies, with 2007 revenue of $3.78 billion, and holds over 3,000 U.S. and over 1,300 foreign patents, more than 7,500 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video, data and multimedia.
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.
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Important factors that may cause such a difference for Broadcom in connection with Broadcom SoC solutions that support high definition DTV technology include, but are not limited to
-- our ability to timely and accurately predict market requirements and evolving industry standards and to identify opportunities in new markets; -- the rate at which our present and future customers and end-users adopt Broadcom's technologies and products in the markets for next generation DTV, PC, cable, satellite, IPTV and terrestrial set-top box applications; -- delays in the adoption and acceptance of industry standards in those markets; -- general economic and political conditions and specific conditions in the markets we address, including the volatility in the technology sector and semiconductor industry, trends in the broadband communications markets in various geographic regions, including seasonality in sales of consumer products into which our products are incorporated, and possible disruption in commercial activities related to terrorist activity or armed conflict in the United States and other locations; -- the timing, rescheduling or cancellation of significant customer orders and our ability, as well as the ability of our customers, to manage inventory; -- the gain or loss of a key customer, design win or order
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