ServerWorks Resumes Volume Production of Grand Champion Chipset

3/12/2003 - ServerWorks Corporation, a Broadcom (Nasdaq: BRCM) company and the leading independent supplier of high-performance SystemI/OTM integrated circuits for servers, workstations and storage platforms, announced that it has corrected a yield limitation issue that temporarily impacted high volume production of its Grand Champion core logic server chipset. ServerWorks is now in the process of ramping to volume production on the chipset.

Under some conditions, one component of the current chipset has unsatisfactory yields that have affected ServerWorks’ ability to meet customers’ quantity requirements in the short term. A new version of the chip has already been taped out and is being ramped to volume production.

“Although supply of the affected parts will be somewhat constrained through March, we expect our shipments to OEMs to be back to normal by April,” said Raju Vegesna, President and CEO of ServerWorks. “Quickly identifying and resolving this issue, which involved a subtle sub-micron metalization coupling effect, is a testament to the rigorous joint quality processes of ServerWorks and its major OEMs’ engineering organizations.”

The temporary supply issue is not expected to have a material impact on Broadcom’s revenue.

About ServerWorks and Broadcom
ServerWorks Corporation is the leading independent supplier of high-performance system input/output (I/O) integrated circuits for servers, workstations and storage platforms. ServerWorks’ SystemI/OTM silicon solutions are used pervasively by leading original equipment manufacturers. Its circuits act as the essential conduits for moving high-bandwidth data in and out of servers, to and from the external I/O, the main system memory and the system processors. ServerWorks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Broadcom Corporation, is located in Santa Clara, Calif., and may be contacted at 1-408-922-3100 or at

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. Broadcom’s 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, wide area and storage 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 Broadcom’s core mission: Connecting everything®.

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

Broadcom®, the pulse logo, Connecting everything®, Grand ChampionTM, ServerWorksTM, the ServerWorks logo and SystemI/OTM are trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.

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