Broadcom and BroadLight team to develop highly integrated solutions for residential fiber-to-the-premises broadband services

June 1, 2004

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IRVINE, Calif. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Broadcom Corporation, (Nasdaq: BRCM), a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor solutions enabling broadband communications, and BroadLight Inc., a leading supplier of semiconductors, software and transceivers for fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) deployments, today announced joint solutions that will enable the rapid production of cost-effective FTTP optical network units (ONUs) for delivering voice, video and data services to residential users.

FTTP optical network units enable end-users to benefit from the advantages of a fiber access network by converting the light signal from a fiber strand into an electrical signal for carrying voice, video and data to and throughout the home. The deployment of FTTP provides much higher bandwidth and lower latency for the delivery of superior quality, consolidated multimedia services, including broadcast video, video-on-demand, traditional telephony and Internet access. Compared to ADSL and cable modem broadband services, FTTP solutions deliver more than ten times the bandwidth with longer reach at similar cost points.

According to a recent IDC market report by Sterling Perrin, the worldwide revenue forecast for fiber access equipment, which IDC refers to as the last mile technology for bringing optical fiber to the customer, will increase at a 37% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), from $503 million in 2003 to $2.4 billion by the end of 2008.

The Broadcom-BroadLight collaboration leverages both companies' expertise in offering cost-optimized solutions for FTTP customer premises equipment (CPE) and central office optical line terminators (OLT). The system design is based on BroadLight's advanced broadband passive optical network (BPON) transceivers and media access controllers (MACs) and Broadcom(R) high-speed broadband access technologies for carrying voice, video and data to and throughout the home. Broadcom and BroadLight are co-marketing the solutions to telecommunications system vendors and service providers worldwide.

"FTTP deployments represent a strong movement by telecommunications providers to address consumer demand for high-speed data, television and telephony services," said Daniel Marotta, Group Vice President of Broadcom's Broadband Communications Group. "Through our partnership with BroadLight, a leader in the BPON component market, we can offer the most complete semiconductor solutions for voice, video and data services to equipment vendors of FTTP systems."

Broadcom Corp.

BroadLight Inc.

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