External Links for Broadcom
Broadcom Website Links
Founded in 1991 formed in 1991 by ex-TRW executives & based in California, Broadcom is “a leading provider of highly integrated silicon solutions that enable broadband communications and networking of voice, video and data services” - “Connecting everything”. The content on the page link (at left) concentrates entirely on Broadband, but the company has also produced both NICs & analog modem chipsets. Their customers are emphatically not the public.
(May 10 2004) News of Broadcom paying 49.0 million USD, cash, to aquire WIDCOMM lock, stock & barrel. How this will affect the software that WIDCOMM supply for other chipset manufacturers’ products is not spelt out.
‘WIDCOMM’ (yes, they really do spell it ALL-CAPITALS) stands for “Wireless Internet and Data/Voice Communications”. It was formed in June 1998 by “a newly formed team of handpicked engineers” and specifically produces software for Bluetooth devices. One of these companies is Broadcom.
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