Broadcom Combo Chip Achieves Bluetooth Qualification

Broadcom Corp. (BRCM) announced that its Bluetooth combo chip technology and associated BTE software have been qualified as compliant with the ratified Bluetooth v3.0 + HS (high speed) specification. The new standard expands the capabilities of Bluetooth wireless technology in multimedia smartphones, netbooks and other devices by enabling the transmission of large files via Bluetooth profiles […]

Intel Drops Out of One Laptop Program

Intel Corp. said it has left the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program, which aims to provide low-cost computers to children in underdeveloped countries. The chip maker said ongoing disagreements with the organization forced the move, which comes just days before a OLPC computer using an Intel chip was set to be unveiled at the […]

TI Develops New IP Phone Software, System-on-a-Chip

Texas Instruments Inc. at Fall VON is showing its gigabit Ethernet IP phone software and silicon system-on-a-chip, the TNETV1051, which incorporates security and voice quality. The technology is aimed at small, medium and large business VoIP users. The technology is designed on a digital signal processing platform that reduces development costs and helps speed IP […]

TeleCIS Wireless Introduces Chip for Fixed and Portable Consumer Devices

TeleCIS Wireless Inc., developer of multiprotocol wireless broadband chips, today announced at Broadband Wireless World in Las Vegas the introduction of its TCW 1620 chip, which is based on the standard (IEEE 802.16-2004) for fixed WiMAX services. The chip enables consumers to buy and install their own fixed indoor equipment — which makes the residential […]

Business News – Cisco Takes Over Key Chip Maker

Posted: 04/2000 Cisco Takes Over Key Chip Maker BY CHARLOTTE WOLTERStrengthening its service provider infrastructure expertise, Cisco Systems Inc. ( has acquired integrated circuit (IC) design firm Growth Networks Inc., a leader in a new category of telecommunications silicon, Internet switch fabrics.The deal is worth about $335 million in Cisco common stock, which will be […]

Business News – Broadcom Chip Enables Converged Networks

Posted: 10/1999 Broadcom Chip Enables Converged Networks By Charlotte Wolter Broadcom Corp., Irvine, Calif., announced availability of a new switch-on-a-chip, the StrataSwitch, that will do fast switching of data, voice and video in gigabit Ethernet networks. The wire-speed, multilayer switch combines switching, routing and traffic classification in a single integrated circuit (IC) that replaces as […]

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