The latest Broadcom Trident+ ASIC is used in many high-speed 10Gb+ switches from the largest switch-vendors such as Cisco Nexus switches running NX-OS, Video Core is the GPU found on some systems-on-a-chip (So C)s by Broadcom, the most widely known one being the BCM2835 containing Video Core IV found in the Raspberry Pi. Broadcom also provides components for a number of high-profile consumer devices: Since the release of the 2.6.26 kernel some Broadcom chips have kernel support but require external firmware to be built.
It has many other research and development sites including Silicon Fen, Cambridge (UK), Bangalore and Hyderabad in India, Richmond (near Vancouver) and Markham (near Toronto) in Canada, and Sophia Antipolis in France.Another large market is hardware for switches: some vendors offer switching equipment based on Broadcom hardware and firmware (e.g.Dell Power Connect classics) while other well-known vendors do use the Broadcom hardware but write their own firmware.The new merged entity is named Broadcom Limited but inherits the ticker symbol AVGO. In May 2016 Cypress Semiconductor announced that it will acquire Broadcom Corporation's full portfolio of Io T products for $550 million.Under the deal, Cypress acquires Broadcom's Io T products and intellectual property for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Zig Bee connectivity, as well as Broadcom's WICED platform and SDK for developers.Products include transceiver and processor ICs for Ethernet and wireless LANs, cable modems, digital subscriber line (DSL), servers, home networking devices (router, switches, port-concentrators) and cellular phones (GSM/GPRS/EDGE/W-CDMA/LTE).
It is also known for a series of high-speed encryption co-processors, offloading this processor-intensive work to a dedicated chip, thus greatly speeding up tasks that utilize encryption.
Integrated Circuits Cable Converter Boxes Gigabit Ethernet Wireless networks Cable modems Mobile communications Network Switches Digital Subscriber Line Server farms Processors Bluetooth Vo IP Near Field Communication GPS Metropolitan Area Network Broadcom Corporation was an American fabless semiconductor company that made products for the wireless and broadband communication industry.
It was acquired by Avago Technologies in 2016 and currently operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of the merged entity called Broadcom Limited.
Broadcom is among Gartner's Top 10 Semiconductor Vendors by revenue. In 2012, Broadcom's total revenue was $8.01 billion. 327 on the Fortune 500, having climbed 17 places from its 2012 ranking of No. Broadcom shareholders will hold 32% of the new Singapore-based company to be called Broadcom Limited.
Hock Tan, Avago President and CEO, will be the new CEO of the new combined company. Samueli will be Chief Technology Officer and member of the combined company's board. Nicholas will serve in a strategic advisory role within the new company.
The deal combines Broadcom's developer tools and connectivity technologies for Io T devices with Cypress' own programmable system-on-a-chip (So C) products that provide memory, computing, and graphics processing for low-power devices.