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Broadcom's Integrated MoCA(R) System-on-a-Chip Reference Design Receives MoCA Certification

Broadcom Recognizes Service Providers Need for Cost Effective Solutions that Satisfy the Growing Demand for Whole-Home Entertainment Networks

IRVINE, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its home networking reference design platform for set-top box (STB) and broadband access products, featuring integrated Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA(R)) connectivity, has received MoCA Certification from the MoCA Certification Board. With the integration of MoCA connectivity into Broadcom(R) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions, worldwide cable, satellite and telecommunications service providers can cost effectively transform a subscriber's existing coax cable infrastructure into a whole-home media distribution network for the next generation digital home.

With the increasing prevalence of digital content in the home such as high definition (HD) video, personal video recording, the emergence of televisions capable of HD content playback, the growth in downloadable video and audio, and the pervasive use of digital photography, consumers increasingly expect digital content to be available on any television in the home, at any time. MoCA technology allows service providers to utilize their existing coaxial infrastructure, enabling networking systems to take advantage of these new applications throughout the home. MoCA has been adopted by most of the leading U.S. service providers as the preferred in-home networking technology, and demand for MoCA connectivity is expected to increase significantly, with makers of set-top box (STB) and broadband access products seeking to integrate this functionality in a cost effective and timely manner.

The ability to access and share distributed digital multimedia content throughout multiple rooms and devices within a household is rapidly becoming a reality, as cable, satellite and telecommunications service providers begin to offer these services as consumer electronics makers offer Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA(R)) products. Utilizing the Broadcom MoCA reference design platform for STB and media gateway designs, service providers can offer whole-home digital media distribution services that let subscribers securely access, store and share multiple types of digital media content including HDTV programs, video-on-demand (VoD), recordings from digital video recorders (DVRs), Internet content, video, music, photos and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP). DLNA enables consumer appliances to connect and exchange digital content throughout the home utilizing MoCA, Ethernet or Wi-Fi(R) networks. Broadcom's MoCA Certification within its MoCA reference design platform will help the specification's adoption and will proliferate into a variety of next generation solutions.

"MoCA Certification is a significant landmark in the proliferation of whole-home entertainment networks," said Dan Marotta, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Broadcom's Broadband Communications Group. "As MoCA becomes more integrated in our wide variety of devices, service providers insist that their MoCA-enabled products will work together and be upheld to the highest standards. MoCA Certification testing verifies device interoperability with MoCA specifications, functionality and performance, paving the way for broad deployment with multiple silicon solutions from Broadcom."

"As one of the most prominent chip vendors in the cable industry and home networking market, Broadcom's certification is a milestone for the MoCA standard," said Charlie Cerino, President of MoCA. "Their ability to integrate MoCA functionality into a single chip design will accelerate deployment and make great strides toward achieving worldwide adoption of the standard."

Availability and Pricing

The Broadcom integrated MoCA SoC reference design platform is now sampling to early access customers. Pricing is available upon request.

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 2008 revenue of $4.66 billion, and holds over 3,100 U.S. and over 1,400 foreign patents, more than 7,600 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 growth in number of North American households with in-home provider network nodes that use protocols over coax and the growing demand for whole-home DVR services. 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 Broadcom's MoCA reference design platform include, but are not limited to

  • The rate at which our present and future customers and end-users adopt Broadcom's technologies and products in the markets;
  • The timing, rescheduling or cancellation of significant customer orders and our ability, as well as the ability of our customers, to manage inventory;
  • Our ability to specify, develop or acquire, complete, introduce, market and transition to volume production new products and technologies in a cost-effective and timely manner;
  • The timing of customer-industry qualification and certification of our products and the risks of non-qualification or non-certification;
  • Our ability to timely and accurately predict market requirements and evolving industry standards and to identify opportunities in new markets;
  • Intellectual property disputes and customer indemnification claims and other types of litigation risk;

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/Q12009.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, and the Connecting everything logo are among the trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU. DLNA is a trademark of the Digital Living Network Alliance. MoCA is a trademark of the Multimedia over Coax Alliance. Wi-Fi is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

    Broadcom Trade Press Contact          Broadcom Investor Relations Contact
    Jessica Ingraham                      T. Peter Andrew
    Associate Public Relations            Vice President, Corporate
     Representative                        Communications
    949-926-8008                          949-926-5663
    [email protected]                 [email protected]

SOURCE Broadcom Corporation; BRCM Broadband

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