Broadcom

Synaptics this afternoon is announcing that the firm is acquiring Broadcom’s wireless IoT business unit. The deal will see Synaptics acquire “certain rights” to Broadcom’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS products for the IoT market, as well as in-development products and the business relationships themselves. The total bill for the transaction is set to be $250 million, which Synaptics will be paying entirely in cash. One of the tech industry’s biggest controller suppliers, in the consumer space Broadcom is generally best known (or at least most visible) for its wireless products. The various iterations of the company have produced a number of controllers and chipsets for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other wireless technologies, which have shown up in everything from PCs and smartphones to game consoles and...

TSMC & Broadcom Develop 1,700 mm2 CoWoS Interposer: 2X Larger Than Reticles

With transistor shrinks slowing and demand for HPC gear growing, as of late there has been an increased interest in chip solutions larger than the reticle size of a...

17 by Anton Shilov on 3/4/2020

Broadcom Announces BCM4389 Wi-Fi 6E Client Chipset

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced the new Wi-Fi 6E terminology for 802.11ax operation in the 6 GHz band last month. At CES 2020, Broadcom announced a number of Wi-Fi 6E...

18 by Ganesh T S on 2/13/2020

Caltech Wins $1.1 Billion in Patent Suit Against Apple & Broadcom

The US District Court for the Central District of California this week ruled that Broadcom’s W-Fi chips used by Apple infringe on patents helds by the California Institute of...

33 by Anton Shilov on 1/31/2020

ARRIS Expands Wi-Fi 6 Portfolio with AX6600 SURFboard mAX Mesh System

ARRIS announced the SURFboard mAX AX6600 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System, a Broadcom BCM6755-based design, at CES 2020. In 2019, ARRIS had announced the SURFboard mAX PRO AX11000 for $650...

7 by Ganesh T S on 1/9/2020

Netgear Expands 802.11ax Portfolio with Orbi Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System and Nighthawk EAX80 Extender

As part of IFA 2019, Netgear has a number of new announcements across different product lines. The wireless networking products are of particular interest to us. We had attended...

21 by Ganesh T S on 9/6/2019

GlobalFoundries Sues TSMC Over Patent Infringement; Apple, Qualcomm, Others Named Defendants

GlobalFoundries has filed a lawsuit against TSMC and its clients in the USA and Germany alleging the world’s largest contract maker of semiconductors of infringing 16 of its patents...

97 by Anton Shilov on 8/26/2019

The Supermicro C9Z390-PGW Motherboard Review: The Z390 Board With PLX and 10GbE

The Supermicro C9Z390-PGW is the top model from its SuperO range and is the only mainstream Z390 motherboard to encompass a Broadcom PEX8747 PLX chip (one workstation focused board...

48 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/1/2019

TP-Link at CES 2019: Wallet-Friendly 802.11ax Products Announced

TP-Link recently introduced a couple of Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) routers based on Broadcom's platform. At CES 2019, the company announced multiple new Wi-Fi 6 products to provide wallet-friendly entry...

5 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

TP-Link Announces Archer AX6000 and AX11000 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Routers

TP-Link has announced pre-orders for their first 802.11ax router - the 8-stream Archer AX6000, along with technical details, pricing, and other information. In addition, a higher-end model, the Archer...

23 by Ganesh T S on 12/10/2018

Netgear Announces Nighthawk RAX80 and RAX120 802.11ax AX6000 Routers

Netgear has announced imminent availability of their first 802.11ax router - the 8-stream Nighthawk RAX80, along with the technical details, pricing, and other information. In addition, they have also...

24 by Ganesh T S on 11/7/2018

Broadcom-Qualcomm Takeover Blocked By White House on National Security Grounds

Stepping into the increasingly wild saga that has been Broadcom’s efforts to purchase Qualcomm, the US government is now weighing in by issuing a new order to block the...

52 by Ryan Smith on 3/12/2018

Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom Offer to Buy the Company for $105 Billion

Qualcomm has announced today that the Board of Directors has rejected Broadcom’s proposal to acquire the company for around $105 billion. The BOD believes that Broadcom’s offering undervalues Qualcomm...

14 by Anton Shilov on 11/13/2017

Broadcom Makes Unsolicited $105 Billion Bid for Qualcomm

Broadcom on Monday said that it had proposed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Qualcomm for $105 billion in total for cash and stock. If the buyout...

12 by Anton Shilov on 11/7/2017

Netgear Launches Nighthawk X4S AC3200 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem Router

​The 2017 CES saw various vendors introduce their first cable modem based on Broadcom's DOCSIS 3.1 BCM3390 chipset. Netgear's CM1000 was one of the first out of the gate...

27 by Ganesh T S on 7/11/2017

Netgear Launches CM1000 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem, New Switches at CES 2017

Netgear became one of the first vendors to bring a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem to the market last month with the availability of the CM1000. It is based on...

4 by Ganesh T S on 1/4/2017

Extending Home Networks - A Comparison of G.hn, HomePlug AV2 and Wi-Fi Mesh

Over the last decade or so, we have seen a rapid increase in the number of devices connecting to the home network. The popularity of IoT has meant that...

56 by Ganesh T S on 12/7/2016

Gen-Z Consortium Formed: Developing a New Memory Interconnect

Anyone tasked with handling the way data is moved around a processor deserves praise. It takes time, dedication and skill to design something that not only works appropriately and...

15 by Ian Cutress on 10/12/2016

ASUS Unveils PCE-AC88 4x4 Wi-Fi Card with 2167 Mbps Bandwidth

ASUS has introduced its flagship dual-band AC3100 wireless PCIe x1 adapter with four antennas and a maximum supported throughput of 2167 Mbps (270 MB/s). The card is powered by...

26 by Anton Shilov on 5/11/2016

Netgear Nighthawk X8 R8500 AC5300 Router Brings Link Aggregation Mainstream

The average consumer equipment's wired ports have been stuck at 1 Gbps for quite some time. On the other hand, 802.11ac enables router manufacturers to market multi-gigabit Wi-Fi. Power...

67 by Ganesh T S on 12/31/2015

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