Broadcom to Acquire Mobilink

Mobilink Telecom is a leading provider of chipsets and reference designs for cell phones, wireless PDAs, and cellular modems

April 8, 2002

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IRVINE, Calif. and SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM - news), the leading provider of integrated circuits enabling broadband communications, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mobilink Telecom, Inc., a leading supplier of chipsets and reference designs for mobile phones, PDAs and cellular modem cards. Mobilink's products are currently in production and being used by major manufacturers of devices designed for the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), the world's most prevalent mobile phone standard. Additionally, Mobilink is completing field-testing and certification of its General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) products, targeted to a market that delivers Internet Protocol packet services to over 650 million GSM subscribers. Mobilink's product offering includes an all-CMOS single-chip baseband processor, protocol stacks, and MMI (Man-Machine Interface) and application software, as well as customized final product designs tailored to its customers' specifications. "Broadcom's entry into the cellular chip, design and software markets through the acquisition of Mobilink represents an important strategic step for our company, one that will not only allow us to provide wide area roaming capability over the digital cellular networks, but also enhance synergies with our best-in-class products for enterprise 802.11b wireless networks and short range wireless links over Bluetooth(TM) connections,'' said Dr. Henry T. Nicholas III, Broadcom's President and CEO. "With this acquisition, Broadcom will be unique in its ability to provide products that enable wireless voice, video and data connectivity while in the home, on the road and in the office.'' Broadcom Corp.

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