Broadcom Wins Server Contracts

Broadcom's Ethernet-based silicon and software technology portfolio employed in IBM, HP, and Dell blade server designs

November 18, 2002

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IRVINE, Calif. -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM - News), the leading provider of integrated circuits enabling broadband communications, today announced that blade server OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) -- IBM, HP and Dell -- have selected a variety of the company's production-ready Ethernet technology for their blade server designs. These advanced Broadcom® silicon and software solutions enable high performance, reliable, low power designs, as well as small form factors and flexible architecture. Broadcom also offers its customers a convenient upgrade path to its comprehensive blade server roadmap that includes further advancements in Ethernet technology and the integration of performance-enhancing features such as 10-Gigabit TOE (TCP/IP Offload Engine)."As the leading provider of Gigabit Ethernet solutions for servers, we worked with the major server vendors over the past two years to develop key enabling technologies for blade server interconnections and for connecting the entire blade server chassis to the rest of the network. We partnered with industry leaders and developed a complete, cost-effective and interoperable solution of blade server silicon and software," said Yossi Cohen, Director of Marketing for Broadcom's Client/Server Networking Business Unit. "Now, all major server OEMs have adopted our technology and support the vision of Gigabit Ethernet, and eventually 10-Gigabit Ethernet, as the prevailing underlying technologies for future blade server architecture."Broadcom is the primary Gigabit Ethernet components supplier to the emerging blade server market and the market share leader, and features the most extensive product line and complete end-to-end interoperability. Included within this broad portfolio of silicon and software solutions for blade servers are high-performance ServerWorks(TM) SystemI/O(TM) server core- logic chipsets, Gigabit Ethernet controllers, Gigabit and Fast Ethernet transceivers, high-speed SerDes devices for backplanes, Gigabit and Fast Ethernet switches, security solutions, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) solutions, network processors and optical networking solutions.Broadcom Corp.

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