Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, announced that it has joined S60 Product Creation Community. As a member of this development group, Broadcom will be provided with access to software, technology and S60 ecosystem resources for developing advanced smartphones based on S60 software. S60 smartphone software is developed by Nokia and licensed to industry-leading terminal manufacturers.
“Broadcom joining the S60 community is a very positive development that will further enhance the silicon resources available to smartphone makers committed to S60 software,” said Matti Vanska, Vice President, Mobile Software Sales and Marketing, Nokia. “The combination of advanced S60 software capabilities and pre-integration with Broadcom’s silicon solutions will help drive new smartphone designs and shorten time-to-market for introducing these products.”
With the recent introduction of the Broadcom(R) BCM2153 7.2Mbps HSDPA multimedia baseband processor, Broadcom is uniquely positioned to deliver a broad range of single chip smartphone solutions developed in the advanced 65 nm process. Broadcom’s Mobile Multimedia processors, including BCM2820 VideoCore(R) Applications Processor and BCM2724 VideoCore Co-processor deliver compelling user experiences and a flexible platform for innovation. The BCM4325 monolithic Bluetooth+WiFi+FM device and BCM2048 Bluetooth + FM radio transceiver are ideal solutions for offering complementary connectivity options in next generation smartphone products.
In addition, Broadcom’s recent acquisition of GlobalLocate for GPS (Global Positioning System) solutions, and Broadcom’s complete line of power management and RF solutions round out the extensive list of products Broadcom now offers to S60 customers. As a member of the S60 Product Creation Community, Broadcom can work with S60 ecosystem members to integrate Symbian OS(R) and S60 software on Broadcom’s Mobile platforms.
S60 software on Symbian OS is the world’s leading smartphone software, supported by many leading mobile phone manufacturers, who license the platform for use in their respective products. S60 devices are intuitive and easy to use, enabling users to quickly discover and install new and exciting applications. S60 sets the benchmark for mobile browsers offering the full web experience in a mobile device making the platform ideally suited for the advanced multimedia and data-centric applications which are becoming popular in smartphones today.
“Broadcom is very proud to join the S60 Product Creation Community, which allows us to offer our advanced mobile solutions together with the world’s leading Mobile Open OS platform,” said Yossi Cohen, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom’s Mobile Platforms Group. “This development is a strong validation of Broadcom’s commitment to establishing itself as the technology leader in the cellular market, and we look forward to working closely with the community to quickly bring superior and exciting handsets to market.”
Broadcom has emerged as a leading supplier of cellular baseband, multimedia, and applications processors, and other silicon and software solutions for next generation handset products. By uniquely combining multiple world-class dedicated processors and baseband functionality onto low power, single-chip products, Broadcom is introducing new levels of affordability and performance for the next generation mobile devices.
BCM2153 Product Information
The BCM2153 is the industry’s first solution for mobile handsets that integrates an HSDPA baseband modem with world-class applications, audio and multimedia processors on a single monolithic chip. The new mixed-signal device is the first developed completely in a 65 nanometer CMOS process and integrates a Category 8 HSDPA modem that delivers 7.2 Mbps (megabits per second) of third generation (3G) connectivity for advanced applications. With this level of integration, smartphones utilizing the new HSDPA processor require less board space, cost and power than competing solutions, significantly reducing the cost premium associated with smartphones today.
S60 software built on Symbian OS is the world’s leading smartphone software, and is licensed by some of the industry’s foremost mobile device manufacturers. The flexibility of the S60 software allows for various hardware designs and software configurations, as evidenced by the multitude of S60 devices already available on the market. Through its award-winning user interface, extensive support for new mobile services and the innovation potential for partner solutions, S60 provides an open and scalable business opportunity for mobile operators and 3rd party developers.
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(R).
Broadcom is one of the world’s largest fabless semiconductor companies, with 2006 revenue of $3.67 billion, and holds over 2,000 U.S. and 800 foreign patents, more than 6,000 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video and data. 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.
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