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Broadcom introduces first 28nm heterogeneous knowledge-based processors

Broadcom Samples New Knowledge Processor

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IRVINE, Calif. -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced it has started sampling the NLA12000 Series, the industry's first heterogeneous KBPs manufactured in 28 nanometer (nm). Designed to meet the scalability and efficiency demands of 3G/4G mobile infrastructure, data center and enterprise environments, Broadcom's new knowledge-based processors deliver up to 24x greater performance than competing solutions in the most demanding applications. Visit www.broadcom.com to learn more.

Continued exponential growth in hosted services, coupled with emerging trends such as Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Open Flow, is driving the demand for increased classification, forwarding and security processing throughout the network. In addition, the industry's migration from IPv4 to IPv6 to accommodate the growing number of connected mobile devices is resulting in 4x larger knowledge databases for Layers 2-4 processing. Combined, these factors require knowledge-based processors with significantly higher performance, larger knowledge databases and lower power profiles.

Broadcom's NLA12000 Series KBPs are ideally suited to address these stringent next-generation network requirements and are optimized for deployment in routers, switches, service gateways, security appliances and mobile infrastructure equipment. The NLA12000 Series KBPs are the industry's first to integrate an eighth generation massively parallel knowledge-based processing technology with innovative low-power NetRoute algorithmic search technology in a heterogeneous manner, delivering the highest deterministic performance and low latency independent of database or signature complexity, with support for up to 2 million IPv6 routes.

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