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  • Raspberry Pi display drivers go fully open-source

    The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced Wednesday that the Broadcom display hardware used in its flagship Raspberry Pi system board is now the first ARM-based system-on-a-chip to use open-source drivers provided entirely by the vendor.

    Written by Jon Gold24 Oct. 12 19:55
  • Broadcom pushes 802.11ac for faster Wi-Fi

    Gigabit-speed wireless LAN products based on the emerging IEEE 802.11ac standard will start shipping next year and usher Wi-Fi into its next era of high speed and long range, communications chip maker Broadcom said Thursday.

    Written by Stephen Lawson09 Dec. 11 12:07
  • NetLogic will help Broadcom tap into 4G, cloud

    Broadcom's deal to buy communications processor vendor NetLogic Microsystems for US$3.7 billion will help the company feed the fast-growing demand for intelligent chips in all kinds of networks.

    Written by Stephen Lawson13 Sept. 11 10:08
  • Broadcom chip to accelerate FCoE

    Broadcom's first processor for FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) is now coming on the market in network adapters qualified by EMC, backed by claims it is 80 percent faster than any other FCoE component.

    Written by Stephen Lawson12 July 11 06:59
  • Wi-Fi Direct coming on strong, Broadcom says

    Wi-Fi Direct, a peer-to-peer networking standard that came out last year but has been slow to appear in consumer products, will be in a large percentage of mobile phones by year's end, according to communications chip maker Broadcom.

    Written by Stephen Lawson26 May 11 10:25
  • Broadcom sees NFC in 10 percent of phones next year

    NFC (near-field communication) will hit the big time in mobile phones next year, joining an array of emerging features that carriers are clamoring for, according to communications chip maker Broadcom.

    Written by Stephen Lawson26 May 11 08:47
  • Broadcom buying smart-card security specialist SC Square

    Chip maker Broadcom said Sunday that it will pay US$41.9 million for SC Square, a move that will bring expertise in smart-card security to the Irvine, California, architect of silicon for communications equipment.

    Written by Elizabeth Heichler09 May 11 07:15
  • Wi-Fi Direct still finding its stride

    Wi-Fi Direct is still scarce in announced or shipping products, but it would be wrong to reach a gloomy conclusion about the new peer-to-peer technology from the Wi-Fi Alliance.

    Written by Stephen Lawson21 Jan. 11 07:12
  • Broadcom readying chip for low-cost Android smartphones

    Broadcom is working on a dual-core processor that will allow smartphone makers to build Android-based handsets with integrated Wi-Fi hotspots, the company said on Tuesday. It's billing the chip as aimed at mass-market phones with a low price point.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs15 Dec. 10 01:46
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