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Broadcom Tries M-Stream

Broadcom's revolutionary M-Stream technology has successfully completed live network trials in North America

February 14, 2007

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BARCELONA -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM - News), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its revolutionary M-Stream technology has successfully completed live network trials in North America. Testing in Baltimore and Seattle demonstrated that commercial cellular handsets equipped with Broadcom® M-Stream technology exhibited significant improvements in voice quality, improving Mean Opinion Scores (MOS) ratings by 0.5 in areas of low signal and interference, and increased network capacity without additional modifications or cost to the network itself.

Phones equipped with M-Stream technology provide substantial advantages to network operators by improving coverage indoors and in areas with low signal strength and interference. M-Stream technology also enables operators to operate GSM networks more efficiently over a wider cell area, significantly increasing network capacity.

"Broadcom's M-Stream technology demonstrates an improved call experience on 2G and 3G cellular networks and these live field trials are a strong validation of the technology in a real world environment," said Ketan Kamdar, Vice President, Strategic Planning and Network Operators at Broadcom. "The capacity improvements are invaluable to operators managing network transitions from 2G to 3G as well as in countries where consumer demand for cellular service is far outstripping demand that can be served with currently allocated spectrum."

Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM)

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