roughout the United States. The company markets and sells its products internationally through regional offices in Asia and Europe, as well as through a network of independent distributors and representatives in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa, and South America. Strategy The company’s strategy centers on designing highly-complex and highly-integrated semiconductor solutions that leverage its major intellectual property portfolio and target a range of wired and wireless communications markets. Research and Development The company’s research and development expense was $2.37 billion in 2014. Intellectual Property The company holds approximately 10,350 U.S. patents and approximately 3,550 foreign patents; and has approximately 6,550 additional U.S. and foreign pending patent applications. Significant Events In June 2015, Broadcom Corporation entered joint development agreement with Inspur Group to drive continued innovation in 4K Ultra HD set-top box offerings for China. In June 2015, Broadcom Corporation to enter a joint collaboration agreement with StarTimes to jointly define and develop set-top box offerings in Africa. In November 2015, Broadcom Corporation has announced that it is working with POPSECU Technology Co. Ltd, to develop turnkey platforms for secure payment transactions and provide a customizable reference design for mobile point of sale, or mPOS,/POS systems. Competition Broadband and Connectivity: This segment competes primarily with Intel Corporation; Marvell Technology Group Ltd.; Mediatek Inc.; Qualcomm Incorporation; STMicroelectronics NV; and others. Infrastructure and Networking: This segment competes primarily with Cavium, Inc.; Freescale Semiconductor,Ltd.; Intel Corporation; Marvell Technology Group Ltd.; Mellanox; and others. History Broadcom Corporation was founded in 1991. The company was incorporated in California in 1991.
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5300 California Avenue
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