Broadcom Powers Brother's First Family of NFC-Enabled Printers

        Broadcom Powers Brother's First Family of NFC-Enabled Printers

NFC-Compliant Printers Deliver Intuitive Tap-to-Print and Tap-to-Scan
Capabilities for Consumers

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., July 10, 2013

IRVINE, Calif., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

News Highlights:

  oBroadcom NFC technology integrated into first NFC-enabled printers from
  oNew Brother products provide seamless printing experience with certified
    and simplified pairing between NFC and Wi-Fi-enabled multi-function
    printers and smart devices
  oRepresents the next wave of NFC and Wi-Fi-enabled consumer electronic


Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in
semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced
Broadcom's Near Field Communication (NFC) and Wi-Fi technology is powering
Brother's new NFC printers. The integration of NFC into Brother's
multi-function printers shows how the power of NFC is being adopted by a
broader range of consumer electronic devices. Visit to learn

The new Brother multi-function printers will enable consumers to simply and
securely tap their NFC and Wi-Fi-enabled smart device to the printer, initiate
print/scan mode operation and then utilize WLAN transmission to print the
document or image. By selecting Broadcom as its strategic partner, Brother
will benefit from Broadcom's connectivity expertise and a complete,
interoperable solution.

"We are thrilled to introduce NFC-enabled printers to our customers. This
represents a huge step in bringing this transformative technology to new
consumer electronic devices with significant and positive changes to the
overall user experience," said Shogo Suzuki, Brother Industries, LTD., General
Manager, Electronic System Development Dept. "Broadcom's demonstrated success
in all corners of connectivity make it a prime partner to serve as the
foundation of our next generation of printers, delivering the performance and
quality required to drive new experiences."

"Brother is a longstanding global leader with a commitment to adaptive and
innovative products that meet evolving customer demands," said Rahul Patel,
Broadcom Vice President, Product Marketing, Wireless Connectivity Combos. "We
are honored to help launch the first Brother NFC-enabled printers, and are
exceptionally pleased to see the continued traction of this technology into
applications that make pairing devices simple and seamless."

Key Benefits:

  oDeveloped in 40 nm technology, the BCM20792 NFC controller provides a
    complete NFC Forum certified and flexible solution with low power
  oThe BCM43362 embedded WLAN chip enables proven wireless connectivity for a
    highly responsive user experience
  oCombining Broadcom NFC and WLAN solutions simplifies the integration
    process for OEMs


The BCM20792 and BCM43362 are currently in production. The Brother
Multi-Functions printers MFC-J870DW/MFC-J875DW will be available to consumers
in July 2013.

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