Broadcom Confirms Wideband Wins

BCM3380 cable modem silicon family becomes first and only to receive both Euro Docsis 3.0 and Docsis 3.0 certifications

April 16, 2009

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IRVINE, Calif. -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its BCM3380 family of channel bonding cable modem silicon solutions has received EuroDOCSIS™ 3.0 certification in EuroCertWave 34 and DOCSIS® 3.0 certification in CertWave 65 with customer submitted data and voice modems. With the Euro certification, the BCM3380 family becomes the first and only silicon solution certified as both EuroDOCSIS™ and DOCSIS 3.0 compliant. The BCM3380 silicon family becomes the first and only certified product that supports eight downstream channels, with download speeds of more than 300 megabits per second (Mbps), doubling the download speeds of all previously certified DOCSIS® 3.0 devices.

In addition to the Broadcom® BCM3380 being certified for both DOCSIS 3.0 and EuroDOCSIS 3.0 specifications (representing traditional data modem applications), the product family also received PacketCable™ 1.5 and EuroPacketCable™ 1.5 certification, which is applicable to DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 3.0 embedded multimedia terminal adapter (eMTA) and voice gateway solutions.

"Broadcom's eight channel downstream DOCSIS products represent a huge step forward for the cable industry," says Jeff Heynen, Directing Analyst of Infonetics Research. "With Broadcom's latest technology, cable operators can raise the bar to 300Mbps and beyond as the competition between service providers and the increasing consumer appetite for on line video continues to accelerate demand for increased download speed."

"Our goal with the BCM3380 silicon family of data and voice modems is to enable the highest performing and most cost-optimized DOCSIS 3.0 and EuroDOCSIS 3.0 solutions," said Jay Kirchoff, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Broadcom's Cable Modem line of business. "As the only globally compliant solution, we see operators around the world taking advantage of the significant increase in download speeds offered by our eight channel solution."

Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM)

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