Security SoCs feature near field communication technology.

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Suited for tablet, PC, and cloud computing, Models BCM5882 and BCM5883 integrate near field communication technology, secure processor, and biometric capabilities. Devices isolate user authentication from host computing system through multi-factor, multi-choice authentication and data protection process. At core of SoCs, Credential Vault securely stores user and device keys and credentials. Hardware-based authentication can be directly linked to data access on self-encrypting hard drives.

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Broadcom Leads the Way in Security for Tablet, PC, and Cloud Computing with Latest Secure SoCs

Integrated NFC, Secure Processor and Biometric Capabilities Enables Cross-Platform, Standards-based Security Solution

TAIPEI, Taiwan, --

News Highlights:

-- Cost-effective security platform provides scalability across product families and form factors.

-- Coherent security model encompassing key technologies such as Bluetooth, NFC, GPS and Wi-Fi.

-- Multi-factor user authentication technology secures data at the source.

Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced two additions to its industry leading security system-on-a-chip (SoC) family with the introduction of the BCM5882 and BCM5883, the most highly integrated secure SoC processors in the industry. The new SoCs provide PC OEMs with a security solution which is both highly scalable and cost-effective. With integrated near field communication (NFC) technology, a secure processor and biometric capabilities all on one chip, the new SoCs isolate user authentication from the host computing system through a multi-factor, multi-choice authentication and data protection process.

The cost-effective security platform can be leveraged across product families and form-factors, allowing IT managers to have a consistent security platform throughout the organization. NFC is poised to become ubiquitous in smartphones and consumer electronic devices over the next few years and can be utilized in PCs and tablets for user authentication, payment, virtual currency transactions, ticketing, advertising, and location-based services and applications.

With the rise in enterprise network security breaches and increasing concerns related to social media sites and data stored in the cloud, security experts, suppliers and service providers alike see the need to improve network security. With this in mind, Broadcom developed Credential Vault, a feature at the core of the SoC where user and device keys and credentials are securely stored. The hardware-based authentication provided by the SoC can be directly linked to data access on self-encrypting hard drives (SED), thus offering an additional layer of security for critical user data.

Technologies such as cloud computing may also require repeated authentication throughout the work day. Broadcom's secure SoCs ease the use of cloud computing applications by eliminating the need for repeated log in and authentication through enterprise-class single sign-on applications.

In the workplace, each secure SoC has a unique device-specific key which can serve as a root of trust to generate device and user-based certificates. These certificates enable a secure work flow environment through the use of digital signatures in documents, email, VPN access, and digital rights management (DRM) applications.

Broadcom will demonstrate its latest secure SoC switch solutions at this week's 2011 Computex conference and exposition in Taiwan May 31 - June 4.


Chuck Tato, Director, Connectivity, Processor & Security Solutions, Broadcom Corporation

"The frequency and cost of data breaches continue to rise, fueling demand for more secure solutions. Our latest secure SoCs provide a flexible solution for increased security throughout enterprise and cloud networking applications. By delivering all necessary functionality on a single host-isolated device, IT managers can secure data literally at the 'front door' of the system."

Key Facts:

-- Data breaches costs continue to increase every year, with the average organizational cost of a data breach in 2010 of $7.2 million, up seven percent from 2009(1).

-- In addition to being ideal for PC and tablets, the new SoC platform is ideal for security devices such as authentication tokens, dongles, and peripherals.

-- The new SoCs expand available hardware-based user authentication options including TPM 1.2, fingerprint, contacted smartcard, SecurID®, and NFC/contactless smartcard readers.

-- Ecosystem vendors can download the Credential Vault API software development kit (SDK) at

-- The BCM5882 and BCM5883 processors are immediately available in volume production.

(1) Ponemon Institute Study "2010 Annual Study: U.S. Cost of a Data Breach"


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

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