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Buildings 1 - 8

5300 California Avenue

Irvine, CA 92617

United States

Phone: 949-926-5000

Fax: 949-926-5203

with embedded PHYs and 2 stand-alone PHY solutions) that deliver high-performance bandwidth of 100Mbps and beyond while reducing connectivity costs and cabling weight, as well as increasing energy efficiency. Backplane and Optical Front-End Physical Layer Devices: The company offers a portfolio of 10G and 40G Ethernet transceivers, 100 Gbps gear boxes, forward error correction solutions, and chips for backplanes and optical interconnect. The company also offers 2.5 Gbps and 10 Gbps SONET/SDH/OTN transceivers that enable the development of high-density optical transport equipment, enabling telecommunications and service providers to deliver data and voice traffic over existing fiber networks. Communication Processors and Wireless Infrastructure Multicore Communication Processor: Used in building and next-generation server, storage, data networking and wireless equipment, its XLP multicore solutions provide central processing unit (CPU) performance utilizing quad issue, quad threaded and out-of-order execution. These CPU cores are coupled with high performance on-chip fabric and accelerators, enabling multi-chip cache coherent configurations. Knowledge-Based Processors (KBP): The company’s knowledge-based processors enable high-performance decision-making for packet processing in various advanced devices in the enterprise, metro, access, edge and core networking spaces. Microwave Modems and RF: The company’s family of microwave modems and RF chip sets allows its customers to build high performance wireless backhaul and LAN extension products for service providers. They include features, such as dual polarization for increased throughput, integrated networking functionality and full path protection. Ethernet Controllers: The company’s family of Ethernet controllers offers comprehensive solutions for servers, workstations, and desktop and notebook computers, supporting multiple generations of Ethernet technology. Custom Silicon Products: The company offers customers a range of custom application-specific integrated circuit, or ASIC, products that integrate customer-specific intellectual property into integrated solutions. Customers The company sells its products to wired and wireless communications manufacturers. It also has established strategic relationships with multiservice operators that provide wired and wireless communications services to consumers and businesses. Its customers include the following: Alcatel-Lucent; Huawei Technologies; Apple; Pace; Arris; Samsung; Cisco; Thomson; Hewlett-Packard; and ZTE. Research and Development The company’s research and development expenditure was $2.49 billion in 2013. The company has design centers throughout the United States, including its principal design facilities in Irvine, California and Santa Clara County, California. Internationally, the company has design facilities in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Sales and Marketing The company markets and sells its products in the United States through a direct sales force, distributors and manufacturers’ representatives. The majority of its domestic sales occur through its direct sales force, which is based in offices located in California and throughout the United States. The company markets and sells its products internationally through regional offices primarily in Asia, Europe and North America, as well as through a network of independent and fulfillment distributors and representatives in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. Intellectual Property The company holds approximately 9,000 U.S. and approximately 3,850 foreign patents and has approximately 9,000 additional U.S. and foreign pending patent applications. Significant Events In March 2014, Broadcom has signed a partnership agreement with ShanghaiTech University to bring enhanced Wi-Fi infrastructure to Shanghai and to accelerate product development for the Internet of Things (IoT) market. In November 2014, Broadcom Corporation announced that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has executed an agreement with Heritage Fields El Toro, LLC to purchase land to build a new corporate campus in Irvine, California.


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