Broadcom Expands European Presence With New Office in Cambridge, UK


New Facility to Serve as European Hub and Data Centre for Operations; Focus on Mobile & Wireless and Broadband Communications Research and Development

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM), a global leader in wired and wireless broadband communications semiconductors, today announced the opening of its new office in Cambridge, UK that focuses on research and development for the company's Mobile & Wireless Group and Broadband Communications Group. Effective immediately, 85 engineers will be resident within the new Cambridge Science Park location which is part of the UK's 'Silicon Fen.'

Broadcom has been rapidly expanding its presence in Europe over the past 12 months with the addition of nearly 100 new hires; a trend that is expected to continue. To support this growth, Broadcom utilizes 10 offices across Europe and the new Cambridge facility will allow for future expansion.

Approximately 20% of the engineers resident in the new Cambridge facility have earned engineering PhDs -- many from Cambridge University. The team's leading-edge research and development efforts within the new facility will include software and hardware development for next generation mobile multimedia products to include innovations in high-performance graphics, video, audio and gaming on portable devices, mobile TV, DSL modems and next-generation broadband technologies.

"Broadcom is committed to building a strong European presence and feels that the opening of this state-of-the art facility is just the beginning," said Robert A. Rango, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Broadcom's Mobile & Wireless Group. "The teams in this location will be developing key technologies for Broadcom that will be instrumental in the growth and development of our mobile, wireless and broadband businesses."

"A central facility in the UK greatly benefits both Broadcom and the Cambridge engineering community," explained Dr. Robert Swann, a Cambridge University graduate and Director of Marketing for Broadcom's Mobile Multimedia Business Unit. "While other technology companies expand by opening sales support offices, Broadcom understands the value of the technical talent in Cambridge and is building on those resources with a centre for leading-edge research and development covering next-generation mobile and broadband technologies."

"Our Cambridge team has brought us engineering excellence in DSP, communications and compiler technologies, which have been key assets to our phenomenal success in the DSL market," said Jean-Philippe Cornil, Senior Engineering Director of Broadcom's Broadband Communications Group. "Leveraging some of the world's best engineering universities in Cambridge is a very effective step for Broadcom to continue its superlative engineering execution in wireless and broadband communications."

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is a global leader in wired and wireless broadband communications semiconductors. Our products enable the convergence of high-speed data, high definition video, voice and audio at home, in the office and on the go. Broadcom provides manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices with the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and software solutions. These solutions support our core mission: Connecting everything(R).

Broadcom is one of the world's largest fabless semiconductor companies, with annual revenue of more than $2 billion. The company is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Broadcom may be contacted at 1-949-450-8700 or at www.broadcom.com.

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Broadcom Trade Press Contact
Jeremy Hyatt
Corporate Communications Manager
949-926-5971
jhyatt@broadcom.com

In the UK
Greg Vitarelli
Sherpa Media Ltd.
+44 20 7379 4007
gv@sherpanet.com

Broadcom Investor Relations Contact
T. Peter Andrew
Sr. Director, Investor Relations
949-926-5663
andrewtp@broadcom.com

Source: Broadcom Corporation; BRCM Corporate; BRCM Mobile & Wireless

CONTACT: Trade Press, Jeremy Hyatt, Corporate Communications Manager of Broadcom, +1-949-926-5971, jhyatt@broadcom.com; or in the UK, Greg Vitarelli of Sherpa Media Ltd., +44 20 7379 4007, gv@sherpanet.com, for Broadcom; or Investor Relations, T. Peter Andrew, Sr. Director, Investor Relations of Broadcom, +1-949-926-5663, andrewtp@broadcom.com

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