Broadcom and Motorola Sign Agreement for Next-Generation Cable Modems

12/6/2002 - Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), the leading provider of integrated circuits enabling broadband communications, extended its supply agreement with cable modem market leader, Motorola (NYSE: MOT), to be the primary supplier of chips for Motorola’s DOCSISTM 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0-based SURFboard® cable modems through 2003. Broadcom’s high-performance cable modem chips provide the enabling technology for two-way, high-speed Internet access over cable.

According to InStat/MDR, an independent market research firm, the worldwide cable modem market is expected to grow to over 20 million subscribers by 2003. Currently, Motorola’s Broadband Communication Sector is the leading provider of cable modems, having shipped over 10 million modems to date. The company’s cable modems are currently available at over 2,000 retail outlets throughout the United States, including Circuit City, Best Buy, and Microcenter, making Motorola’s SURFboard line the industry’s broadest retail cable modem offerings.

Broadcom has the industry’s broadest chip offering for Data over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 1.0 and 1.1 CableLabs® CertifiedTM cable modems. Broadcom also recently announced a chip that supports the advanced A-TDMA (advanced time division multiple access) and S-CDMA (synchronous code division multiple access) modes for next-generation DOCSIS 2.0-based cable modems. These advanced modems will enable service providers to expand their broadband service offerings to both businesses and consumers to include higher speed and symmetric data service tiers, multi-line cable telephony, videoconferencing, streaming IP video and residential gateway, multi-PC broadband access using both wired and wireless home networking technologies.

“As the leading provider of cable modems, we are in a strategic position to further our ability to provide the most advanced cable modem features at cost-effective pricing to our cable modem subscriber market,” said John Burke, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Motorola’s IP Communication Gateway Business.

“Continuing our existing relationship with Broadcom assures us the availability of a broad range of advanced cable modem chips to succeed in this high-growth market.”

“We are excited about expanding our strategic partnership with the industry’s leading cable modem manufacturer, Motorola,” said Tim Lindenfelser, Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom’s Broadband Communications Business Unit. “Together, we can expand the broadband cable marketplace by providing the best products and services to the industry and, in turn, drive enhanced broadband experiences for users and revenue streams for MSOs.”

Motorola’s cable modems will incorporate Broadcom’s cable modem chip and software technology, which includes the physical (PHY) and media access controller (MAC) layer for DOCSIS 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0-based cable modem systems. The chips also incorporate a high-performance MIPS-based processor and a host of peripheral communication interfaces supporting 10/100 Ethernet, USB, HomePNATM 2.0 and VoIP.

Motorola SURFboard modems incorporating Broadcom chips include the DOCSIS 1.1 SB4100 and SB4200 cable modems and the DOCSIS 1.1-based SB4101. Broadcom chips are also used in the Motorola SBG1000 wireless cable modem gateway, which features an integrated DOCSIS 1.1-based cable modem. Broadcom also plans to supply Motorola with chips for its DOCSIS 2.0-based SURFboard cable modems.

About Broadcom
Broadcom Corporation is the leading provider of highly integrated silicon solutions that enable broadband communications and networking of voice, video and data services. Using proprietary technologies and advanced design methodologies, Broadcom designs, develops and supplies complete system-on-a-chip solutions and related hardware and software applications for every major broadband communications market. Our diverse product portfolio includes solutions for digital cable and satellite set-top boxes; cable and DSL modems and residential gateways; high-speed transmission and switching for local, metropolitan and wide area networking; home and wireless networking; cellular and terrestrial wireless communications; Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) gateway and telephony systems; broadband network processors; and SystemI/OTM server solutions. These technologies and products support our core mission: Connecting everything®.

Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and may be contacted at 1-949-450-8700 or at

About Motorola
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2001 were $30 billion.

Broadcom®, the pulse logo®, Connecting everything®, and SystemI/OTM are trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. SURFboardÒ is a trademark of Motorola, Inc. CableLabs® CertifiedTM and DOCSISTM are trademarks of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. HomePNATM is a trademark of the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance. MIPS-basedTM is a trademark of MIPS Technologies, Inc.

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