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New MoGo Talk Headsets Utilize Broadcom® Bluetooth® Technology for Trailblazing Designs while Maximizing User Convenience


Broadcom’s Headset Technology Delivers the Low Power, Small Footprint Size and Superior Audio Performance Needed for Innovative Bluetooth Headsets

IRVINE, Calif. - Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that Newton Peripherals, maker of the innovative MoGo Mouse, has selected Broadcom’s Bluetooth® technology for the new MoGo Talk headset. MoGo Talk is a unique, next generation wireless headset that can be stored and recharged within the plastic bodies of notebook PCs and cellular handsets. Current MoGo Talk designs support the Apple iPhone, two popular BlackBerry devices (the Curve and the Javelin) and a host of notebook PCs with voice over IP (VoIP) capabilities. Based on Broadcom® Bluetooth technology, Newton will continue to add popular phones to its list of devices supported by MoGo Talk.

Highlights/Key Facts:

-- The Newton MoGo Talk product exemplifies the trend toward more
integrated and imaginative form factors for Bluetooth headset products,
delivering great performance in a user-friendly package.
-- Broadcom headset technology enables superior audio quality, low power
and small size to provide device makers with the flexibility to develop
popular products that are designed around how end users will experience
-- Broadcom is leveraging its position as a leading Bluetooth supplier for
cellular handset, PC/peripheral and human interface device (HID)
products to further drive innovation in the headset segment.
-- Included in its offering is Broadcom’s popular SmartAudio® sound and
voice enhancement technology. SmartAudio provides the following
-- Significantly improved audio quality in noisy environments by
reducing background noise and unwanted acoustic echo while also
improving the wireless range of headset connections.
-- Near-end speech enhancements that automatically adjust volume level
for the headset user when moving in and out of noisy environments
-- Dynamic wind noise reduction algorithms that drastically improve the
audio quality in a windy environments.
-- Broadcom’s unique packet loss concealment (PLC) that compensates for
lost data while delivering clearer digital voice communications.
-- The SmartAudio platform works in conjunction with Broadcom’s
Bluetooth software, which is widely used in mobile phones and PCs,
ensuring that interoperability with Bluetooth audio sources has been
widely tested and field proven.
-- Broadcom has shipped over one billion Bluetooth products and offers the
broadest family of Bluetooth silicon and software solutions for mobile
phones, PCs, wireless headphones and headsets, peripherals, gaming and
other applications.
-- Broadcom Bluetooth headset solutions are gaining recognition as the
technology of choice for innovative, high volume headset products, and
the world’s largest manufacturers of consumer electronics, mobile phones
and personal computer products rely on Broadcom Bluetooth technology to
provide their customers with a unique, intuitive and rich user
experience, increasingly free of wires and cables.

-- Click here to watch a video demo of Broadcom’s latest headset

Supporting Quotes:

Stuart Nixdorff, CEO of Newton Peripherals

“The MoGo family of mobile interface devices requires advanced Bluetooth solutions that can accommodate ultra-thin form factors, while still delivering a highly satisfying user experience. Broadcom is a strong partner for Newton Peripherals to integrate with as we continue to see broad adoption of MoGo Talk in the Bluetooth headset market,” said Stuart Nixdorff, CEO of Newton Peripherals. “The integration of Broadcom’s SmartAudio technology means that MoGo Talk headsets can effectively identify and filter out bothersome noise, improving audio quality and ensuring crisp and clear voice calls.”

Craig Ochikubo, Vice President & General Manager, Wireless Personal Area Networking, Broadcom’s Wireless Connectivity Group

“Our continued pursuit of technology superiority in the Bluetooth headset segment has resulted in innovative designs with some of the industry’s leading makers of headset products. We are pleased that our Bluetooth silicon and software provides the design flexibility and audio quality required to enable innovative designs like Newton’s MoGo Talk.”

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About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is a major technology innovator and global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment. We provide the industry’s broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices. These solutions support our core mission: Connecting everything(®).

Broadcom is one of the world’s largest fabless semiconductor companies, with 2008 revenue of $4.66 billion, and holds over 3,650 U.S. and over 1,450 foreign patents, more than 7,750 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video, data and multimedia.

A FORTUNE 500® company, Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Broadcom may be contacted at +1.949.926.5000 or at

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Important factors that may cause such a difference for Broadcom in connection with the Bluetooth headset silicon and software, but are not limited to:

-- the rate at which our present and future customers and end-users adopt
Broadcom’s Bluetooth technologies for wireless headset applications;
-- trends in the wireless networking markets in various geographic regions,
including seasonality in sales of consumer products into which our
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