Broadcom Demonstrates 6-Band VDSL2 Chipset Solution Supporting up to VDSL2 Profile 30a at CES 2009

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- New Analog Front-End Companion Chip Enables High-Speed, Symmetric, 6-band VDSL2 Deployments and VDSL2/ADSL2+ Channel Bonding Applications

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International CES -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that it will demonstrate xDSL customer premises equipment (CPE) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions supporting all G.993.2 VDSL2 bands at this week's 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show. The featured chipset includes the proven Broadcom(R) BCM6368 VDSL2/ADSL2+ gateway SoC (announced in September 2008) and the new BCM6306 analog front-end (AFE) companion chip that delivers up to 30 MHz bandwidth to support telecommunications applications ranging from ADSL to 6-band VDSL2.

Enabling greater bandwidth and seamless ADSL2+ fallback, the BCM6368/BCM6306 chipset provides telecommunications operators the ability to support a rich array of triple play services such as voice, high definition (HD) video, data and interactive gaming, while enabling operators and carriers to systematically and cost effectively upgrade their existing xDSL infrastructures. Telecom operators can now deploy a low cost VDSL2 solution that supports either VDSL2 or ADSL2+, multi-port Ethernet switching, enhanced quality of service (QoS) for video over DSL services, multi-line VoIP capabilities, non-blocking 802.11n wireless and 6-band high-speed VDSL2 for multi-dwelling unit (MDU) and fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC) deployments.

Today's announced BCM6306 is a single-line VDSL2/ADSL2+ multimode AFE chip that is optimized to work in conjunction with the BCM6368 transceiver. The combined BCM6368/6306 VDSL2/ADSL2+ chipset solution delivers more than 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) of symmetric downstream and upstream bandwidth. Additionally, by leveraging the additional analog input on the BCM6368, the BCM6306 supports VDSL2 and ADSL2+ channel bonding, thereby increasing the upstream and downstream bandwidth of DSL connections.

The BCM6368 is a single-chip multimode residential gateway solution that provides unparalleled, standards-based silicon and software to the industry, addressing all aspects of sophisticated digital subscriber line (DSL)-based services including Wi-Fi(R), voice over IP, Ethernet switching and IPTV. This integrated access device (IAD) solution enables modem manufacturers and carriers to deploy high performance, future-proofed CPE solutions that support ADSL2+ or VDSL2, and features Broadcom's PhyR(TM) impulse noise protection technology, a high performance MIPS(R)-based applications processor with hardware-assisted wirespeed bridging and routing, hardware-assisted IPsec acceleration for virtual private network (VPN) termination, and support for USB 2.0 host and devices.

"We are very pleased to demonstrate an advanced VDSL2/ADSL2+ solution for next generation telecom networks that enables manufacturers and operators to cost effectively address the 6-band symmetric VDSL2 market," said Greg Fischer, Vice President & General Manager of Broadcom's Carrier Access line of business. "By leveraging operator acceptance of our high performance BCM6368 xDSL IAD, customers can rapidly expand their VDSL2 product lines and enter the 6-band market with minimal software and hardware re-design and qualification."

Availability and Pricing

Both the BCM6368 multimode residential gateway VDSL2/ADSL2+ transceiver and the BCM6306 VDSL2/ADSL2+ analog front-end chip are sampling to early access customers. Pricing is available upon request.

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.

About Broadcom

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.

Cautions regarding Forward Looking Statements:

All statements included or incorporated by reference in this release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry and business, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions made by us, all of which are subject to change. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "could," "potential," "continue," "ongoing," similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. Examples of such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the ability of customers to rapidly expand their VDSL2 product lines and enter the 6-band market with our BCM6368 and BCM6306 VDSL2/ADSL2+ products. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.

Important factors that may cause such a difference for Broadcom in connection with BCM6368 multimode residential gateway and BCM6306 analog front-end products include, but are not limited to

    --  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;
    --  Delays in the adoption and acceptance of industry standards in the
        markets for DSL applications;
    --  Our ability to timely and accurately predict market requirements and
        evolving industry standards and to identify opportunities in new
        markets;
    --  Competitive pressures and other factors such as the qualification,
        availability and pricing of competing products and technologies and the
        resulting effects on sales and pricing of our products; and
    --  The timing of customer-industry qualification and certification of our
        products and the risks of non-qualification or non-certification.

Additional factors that may cause Broadcom's actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to the list that can be found at http://www.broadcom.com/press/additional_risk_factors/Q42008.php.

Our Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other Securities and Exchange Commission filings discuss the foregoing risks as well as other important risk factors that could contribute to such differences or otherwise affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. The forward-looking statements in this release speak only as of this date. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement, except as required by law.

Broadcom, the pulse logo, Connecting everything, the Connecting everything logo and PhyR(TM) are among the trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU. Blu-ray Disc is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association. MIPS is a trademark of MIPS Technology, Inc. Wi-Fi is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.


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