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Broadcom’s BCM3380 Cable Modem Silicon Family Becomes First and Only to Receive Both EuroDOCSIS™ 3.0 and DOCSIS® 3.0 Certifications


--The BCM3380 silicon family becomes the first and only certified product -- that supports eight downstream channels

IRVINE, Calif. -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its BCM3380 family of channel bonding cable modem silicon solutions has received EuroDOCSIS™ 3.0 certification in EuroCertWave 34 and DOCSIS® 3.0 certification in CertWave 65 with customer submitted data and voice modems. With the Euro certification, the BCM3380 family becomes the first and only silicon solution certified as both EuroDOCSIS™ and DOCSIS 3.0 compliant. The BCM3380 silicon family becomes the first and only certified product that supports eight downstream channels, with download speeds of more than 300 megabits per second (Mbps), doubling the download speeds of all previously certified DOCSIS® 3.0 devices.

In addition to the Broadcom® BCM3380 being certified for both DOCSIS 3.0 and EuroDOCSIS 3.0 specifications (representing traditional data modem applications), the product family also received PacketCable™ 1.5 and EuroPacketCable™ 1.5 certification, which is applicable to DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 3.0 embedded multimedia terminal adapter (eMTA) and voice gateway solutions.

“Broadcom’s eight channel downstream DOCSIS products represent a huge step forward for the cable industry,” says Jeff Heynen, Directing Analyst of Infonetics Research. “With Broadcom’s latest technology, cable operators can raise the bar to 300Mbps and beyond as the competition between service providers and the increasing consumer appetite for on line video continues to accelerate demand for increased download speed.”

“Our goal with the BCM3380 silicon family of data and voice modems is to enable the highest performing and most cost-optimized DOCSIS 3.0 and EuroDOCSIS 3.0 solutions,” said Jay Kirchoff, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Broadcom’s Cable Modem line of business. “As the only globally compliant solution, we see operators around the world taking advantage of the significant increase in download speeds offered by our eight channel solution.”

According to Infonetics, the wideband modem segment is projected to become the fastest growing volume segment with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 133 percent from 2008 through 2013, substantially ahead of standard DOCSIS2.0 cable modems. The Broadcom BCM3380 family of fully integrated cable solutions is capable of bonding up to eight downstream channels and up to four upstream channels, allowing consumers, for example, to download a two hour HD video in about two minutes, eight times faster than over a standard cable modem. Due to its unmatched level of performance and cost optimization, Broadcom has already begun shipping production volumes of its BCM3380 silicon family. In addition to the BCM3380 silicon family, Broadcom has been shipping BCM3381 channel bonding silicon since 2007. In total, Broadcom has shipped more than three million silicon solutions with channel bonding capability to date.

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 3,100 U.S. and over 1,400 foreign patents, more than 7,600 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video, data and multimedia.

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

Cautions regarding Forward Looking Statements:

All statements included or incorporated by reference in this release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry and business, management’s beliefs, and certain assumptions made by us, all of which are subject to change. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “predicts,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “potential,” “continue,” “ongoing,” similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. Examples of such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the market for DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 3.0 cable modems and our position in that market. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.

Important factors that may cause such a difference for Broadcom in connection with BCM3380 channel bonding cable modem technology include, but are not limited to

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markets we address, including the volatility in the technology sector
and semiconductor industry,
-- The rate at which our present and future customers and end-users adopt
Broadcom’s technologies and products in the markets;
-- Delays in the adoption and acceptance of industry standards in those
-- Competitive pressures and other factors such as the qualification,
availability and pricing of competing products and technologies and the
resulting effects on sales and pricing of our products;
-- The timing of customer-industry qualification and certification of our
products and the risks of non-qualification or non-certification;

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