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Broadcom announces industry’s first quad 10GbE SFP+ PHY with MACsec

March 8, 2011

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LOS ANGELES -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today unveiled its latest 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) physical layer (PHY) transceiver that supports the IEEE 802.1AE media access controller (MAC) security standard (known as MACsec) - a specification designed to safeguard connectionless data security, integrity and confidentiality for independent MAC protocols traveling between PC users and network servers and printers.

The new Broadcom BCM84756 40nm CMOS Quad SFI-XFI10GbE transceiver sets a new threshold for performance and is the industry's first SFP+PHY supporting short reach (SR), long reach (LR), long reach over multi-mode fiber (LRM), and copper with full 802.1AE MACsec functionality. The addition of the BCM84756 also extends Broadcom's leadership portfolio of single, dual and quad channel SFP+ physical layer devices, employing its market proven technology to deliver secure communications over data center and enterprise networks.

Also included with the BCM84756 is a MACsec-enabled software development kit (SDK) that supports easy integration with Broadcom's market-leading portfolio of switch system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions. Broadcom will demonstrate its latest optical solutions for wired networking at this week's Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC), March 8-10, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Booth #1557.

Lorenzo Longo, Vice President & General Manager, High-Speed Interconnect Products (HSIP) Broadcom Corporation, "Our latest MACsec implementation provides IT managers with a secure, encrypted communications link capable of preventing intrusion attacks, wiretapping and other various threats to data integrity. By leveraging our digital signal processing-based 10GbE SFP+ physical layer technology together with the integration of higher layer MACsec functionality, we are uniquely solving customer concerns by providing a low cost, high bandwidth, secure communications link that leverages proven low power CMOS process technology."

Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM)

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