Broadcom, NI Settle Patent Litigation with Cross License

7/2/2003 - Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM) announced that it has settled all outstanding litigation with National Semiconductor Corporation and the two companies have agreed to a comprehensive patent cross-license.

In May 2002, National Semiconductor brought an action against Broadcom in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California alleging that certain Broadcom products infringed its patents. In July 2002, Broadcom filed counterclaims in the case alleging that certain National Semiconductor products infringed Broadcom patents.

In the settlement, the companies agreed to dismiss all outstanding claims and counterclaims in the litigation with prejudice. The settlement also includes a cross-license of certain issued and to be issued patents between the companies for the life of the patents. Other terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

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, 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 our core mission: Connecting everything®.

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

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