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Broadcom Reorgs, Picks VPs

Broadcom shuffles around business units and names some new folk to head them

January 23, 2003

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IRVINE and SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM - News), the leading provider of integrated circuits enabling broadband communications, today announced that it has completed an internal reorganization and confirmed the appointment of vice presidents to serve as general managers within four business units. The appointments include three vice presidents whose businesses address distinct market segments and technologies formerly served by the company's Networking, Carrier Access and Home Networking Business Units, plus a new vice president to lead the company's Broadband Communications Business Unit. The new vice presidents in networking and carrier access are:

  • Thomas F. Lagatta, Vice President and General Manager of the Client Server Networking Business Unit, which designs, develops and supplies Gigabit and 10/100 Ethernet products for servers, workstations and mobile PCs, IEEE 802.11 wireless local area networking (LAN) and Bluetooth(TM) solutions, and HomePNA(TM) home networking products. In addition to managing his business unit, Mr. Lagatta, 45, is responsible for establishing a global networking client strategy within Broadcom, coordinating with other business units to produce a variety of networked computing client platforms.

  • Robert A. Rango, Vice President and General Manager of the Network Infrastructure Business Unit. Mr. Rango, 44, is responsible for Broadcom's networking infrastructure products including LAN, optical transport, semi-custom communications integrated circuits, and Internet Protocol (IP) telephony products.

  • Ford G. Tamer, Ph.D., Vice President and General Manager of the Switching and Security Business Unit, which consolidates all of Broadcom's switching and security products. The switch products include the RoboSwitch(TM) product line, targeted to the small-to- medium business market, the StrataSwitch(TM)/StrataXGS(TM) product lines, which are focused on the enterprise markets, and the MetroSwitch(TM) and Gemini(TM) product lines, targeted at the enterprise core and metro markets. The security products include standalone encryption chips and boards, embedded encryption cores, and network conditional access offerings.

These three business units represent a reorganization of the company's Networking, Carrier Access and Home Networking Business Units. The former Networking Business Unit was headed by Martin J. Colombatto, who has been with Broadcom for over six years and is currently on a leave of absence. The Home Networking Business Unit was headed by Jeffrey D. Thermond, who has been with Broadcom since 1999 and now serves as Vice President and General Manager of Home and Wireless Networking, reporting to Mr. Lagatta. Broadcom also announced the appointment of Daniel A. Marotta as Vice President and General Manager of the company's Broadband Communications Business Unit. Mr. Marotta, 42, oversees Broadcom's cable and satellite product lines including solutions for cable set-top boxes, cable modems, satellite and terrestrial digital broadcast, and digital subscriber lines (DSL). All four of the new vice presidents report to Alan E. "Lanny" Ross, Broadcom's chief operating officer. Broadcom Corp.

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