Broadcom Expands Mobile Multimedia Processor Family

New VideoCore(R) Processors Enable Higher Audio/Video Processing Performance and TV Output in Mobile Multimedia Phones

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global leader in wired and wireless broadband communications semiconductors, today announced the addition of two new products to its portfolio of multimedia processors optimized for mobile phones and other portable devices. These new Broadcom(R) VideoCore(R) multimedia processors cost-effectively transform a mobile phone into a multi-functional media device with the ability to display high-quality video on handheld LCD screens and capture up to 5-mega-pixel images. The two new chips round out one of the most power-efficient, high-performance multimedia processor families in the industry, and enable a rich feature set without significantly affecting battery life. Broadcom's VideoCore family is cost-optimized for many high volume end markets including mobile phones, mobile TVs and portable audio/video/game devices.

The increasing popularity of high-end multimedia features in mobile phones and other portable devices has created demand for enhanced video and camera capabilities at price points accessible to mainstream consumers. The new Broadcom processors, the BCM2722 and BCM2724, boast an impressive array of multimedia features including 5 mega-pixel digital camera support, MPEG-4 VGA or H.264 CIF video encoding/decoding at 30 frames per second and TV output. Both the BCM2722 and BCM2724 provide high-quality video, gaming and music capabilities to mid-range mobile phones by integrating 32Mbits and 64Mbits of embedded SDRAM, respectively, with the VideoCore processor in a single package.

Similar to the previously announced BCM2702 multimedia processor, the BCM2722 and BCM2724 multimedia processor chips are based on Broadcom's VideoCore video-processing engine, enabling all chips in the BCM27xx family to be software compatible, completely programmable, and able to handle the same range of audio and video formats. In addition, the BCM2722 and BCM2724 are pin-compatible with the BCM2702 so that all devices can be interchanged during the latter stages of product development, allowing maximum flexibility to Broadcom's OEM partners.

    The BCM2722 and BCM2724 multimedia processors are in production today.

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Broadcom Corporation is a global leader in wired and wireless broadband communications semiconductors. Our products enable the convergence of high- speed data, high definition video, voice and audio at home, in the office and on the go. Broadcom provides manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices with the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and software solutions. These solutions support our core mission: Connecting everything(R).

Broadcom is one of the world's largest fabless semiconductor companies, with annual revenue of more than $2 billion. The company is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Broadcom may be contacted at 1-949-450-8700 or at

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