6/11/2003 - Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), the leading provider of silicon solutions enabling broadband communications, extended its supply agreement with cable set-top market leader, Motorola, Inc (NYSE: MOT) Broadband Communications Sector, to be a primary supplier of chips for Motorola’s standard definition and high definition video set-tops through 2004. The relationship will continue to drive next-generation video services for consumers on cable networks such as High-Definition (HD) video programming and Personal Video Recording (PVR), which are incorporated in Motorola’s recently introduced DCT6000 product family.
Motorola is the world leader in digital cable technology and has shipped more than 26 million digital set-tops and over 2,000 digital headends serving more than 75 million homes. Motorola’s diverse digital set-top portfolio has enabled 350 broadband operators worldwide to deliver a range of interactive information and entertainment services to customers’ homes in over 1,000 cable systems. These services include video-on-demand, interactive television, and HDTV.
“As the leading global provider of set-top terminals, we remain committed to bringing to our customers the broad range of products necessary for their success, with particular focus on the most advanced set-top features included in HDTV and Personal Video Recording (PVR) units,” said Carl McGrath, Motorola Corporate Vice-president and General Manager, Digital Core Gateways. “Working with Broadcom as our next generation silicon architecture vendor assures us the availability of a broad range of advanced set-top chips to succeed in this important market.”
“We are excited about expanding our strategic relationship with the industry’s leading cable set-top manufacturer, Motorola,” said Dan Marotta, Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom’s Broadband Communications Business Unit. “Together, we can expand the set-top marketplace by providing the best products and services to the industry and, in turn, drive enhanced video experiences for users as well as additional revenue streams for cable operators.”
Broadcom has the industry’s broadest chip offering for set-top boxes. These highly integrated chips provide a broad range of features and capabilities for building standard digital cable-TV boxes for digital video broadcasting, as well as high-end interactive set-top boxes that merge high-speed cable modem functionality with studio-quality graphics, text and video for both standard definition television, or SDTV, and HDTV formats.
In addition, Broadcom’s set-top box silicon incorporates PVR functionality that allows viewers to watch and record multiple programs and enables additional features such as selective viewing, fast forward, fast reverse, skip forward, skip back and slow motion and frame-by-frame viewing.
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in wireless, automotive and broadband communications. Sales in 2002 were $27.3 billion. Motorola is a global corporate citizen dedicated to ethical business practices and pioneering important innovations that make things smarter and life better, honored traditions that began when the company was founded 75 years ago this year. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.
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 www.broadcom.com.
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