Broadcom Quad-Core Baseband and Connectivity Platform to Power New HTC Android Smartphone

Broadcom Quad-Core Baseband and Connectivity Platform to Power New HTC Android
                                  Smartphone

Affordable Smartphone Offers 1080p HD Video, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GNSS
Capabilitiesin 4.5 Inch Device

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 11, 2013

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:
BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and
wireless communications, today announced that HTC, one of the world's leading
smartphone providers, has chosen Broadcom's quad-core baseband and
connectivity platform for the new HTC Desire 6160 Android smartphone. Powered
by Broadcom's HSPA+ 1.2-GHz quad-core processor, RF Transceiver, power
management IC, connectivity combo chip and multi-constellation GNSS location
chip, HTC's Android smartphone delivers a number of advanced features and
capabilities to China's fast-growing low-cost Android market. The HTC Desire
6160 smartphone is optimized for China Unicom's growing HSPA+ network. For
more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.

China is the world's largest smartphone consumer, with sales reaching roughly
85M units in the third quarter of 2013, with Android-based phones representing
72 percent of total shipments^1. For HTC, one of the world's leading Android
smartphone suppliers, China's low-cost Android smartphone market represents a
prime opportunity. Thanks to Broadcom innovation, the new HTC Desire 6160
smartphone delivers premium features consumers demand at an affordable price
point.

"Driving a premium experience at an affordable price is the key to tapping
into China's explosive demand for smartphones. Broadcom's Quad-Core platform
provides the foundation we need to meet this demand and gain share in the
world's largest smartphone market," said David Chen, HTC Chief Engineering
Officer. "With premium features such as HSPA+, high-end multimedia, GPS and
GNSS capabilities and integrated Wi-Fi, consumers can enjoy the rich
entertainment and multimedia experience normally associated with high-end
smartphones."

"HTC and Broadcom have partnered successfully over the years to bring leading
edge wireless connectivity features to customers," said Robert Rango, Broadcom
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Mobile and Wireless Group. "The
launch of the HTC Desire 6160 smartphone is especially exciting as we expand
our relationship to Broadcom's complete cellular platform."

Key Features of the HTC Desire 6160 Android Smartphone

  o4.5 inch display with HD resolution
  oQuad-core A7 processor with 1.2GHz
  oWi-Fi and Bluetooth
  oGPS and GNSS
  o1GB DDR2 memory and 16GB Flash
  o5MP-AF camera (main) and VGA (front)
  o1080p/30fps video, video record and playback
  oDual SIM and Dual Standby (DSDS)
  oAndroid Jelly Bean OS with HTC Sense 5.0

Key Features of the Broadcom Smartphone Platform

  oBCM23550 HSPA+ 1.2-GHz quad-core processor

       oProvides superior computing power at an affordable price point
       oVideoCore® multimedia support for an immersive multimedia experience
       oLow power Dual SIM / Dual Standby to enable simultaneous monitoring
         of 2 separate networks

  oRF Transceiver

       oHighly integrated RF cellular transceiver for multi-mode
         (EDGE/GPRS/GSM® and WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA) and multi-band
         (850/900/1800/1900/2100 MHz) applications

  oPower Management IC

       oTwo fully integrated, programmable, step-down switching regulators
         with overcurrent and overvoltage protection
       oSix high-performance programmable Low Dropout (LDO) regulators with
         overcurrent protection

  oConnectivity Combo Chip

       oDual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity
       oSingle-stream IEEE 802.11n support for 20 MHz and 40 MHz channels
         provides PHY layer rates up to 150 Mbps for typical upper-layer
         throughput in excess of 90 Mbps

  oMulti-constellation GNSS Location Chip

       oMulti-constellation capability collects data from four satellite
         constellations
       oFaster signal searches and more accurate real-time navigation

Availability
The HTC Desire 6160 smartphone is now available to China consumers.

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Resources
^1 Gartner/The Guardian, November 2013

About Broadcom
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500^® company, is a global
leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless
communications. Broadcom^® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and
multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the
industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and
embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting
everything^®. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.

Broadcom®, the pulse logo, Connecting everything^®, the Connecting everything
logo and VideoCore^® are among the trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or
its affiliates in the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU.
HTC and HTC Desire are trademarks of the HTC Corporation. Any other
trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective
owners.

Contacts
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Tamara Snowden                         Investors
Senior Manager, Product Communications
                                       Chris Zegarelli
408-922-6505                           Senior Director, Investor Relations
tamaras@broadcom.com                   949-926-7567
                                       czegarel@broadcom.com


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