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Broadcom to Acquire Teknovus

IRVINE, Calif. -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Teknovus, a leading supplier of Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) chipsets and software. EPON is a technology providing broadband services at up to 10 Gigabits per second over fiber optic cables. EPON represents approximately 94% of the FTTx (e.g. Fiber-to-the-Home) connections in the Asia Pacific region. According to the Dell’Oro Group, the Asia Pacific PON market is expected to grow from 22.8 million to 94.5 million subscribers by 2014, a CAGR of 33% (2009-2014)[1][1].

“Teknovus has a strong product and has established a solid reputation with our existing customers,” said Martin Lund, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Broadcom’s Network Switching line of business. “Today Broadcom has switching, DSL, GPON, and cable solutions in the service provider segment that span from the access to the core of the network. Teknovus’ products will add a key element to our existing service provider offering that will enable us to better serve our customers in this segment.”

Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM)

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