Broadcom Ships New Advanced Silicon Tuner

8/19/2003 - Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), the leading provider of integrated circuits enabling broadband communications, announced production shipments of the Broadcom® BCM3416, a new advanced digital tuner for digital voice, video and data communications. This product is the fifth product in the Broadcom silicon tuner family that includes digital and satellite tuners and amplifiers.

A U.S. federal judge ruled last week that Broadcom’s BCM3416 tuner technology is not subject to an injunction that was issued against Broadcom’s older tuner technology. The judge determined that due to the substantial technical changes to the BCM3416, the injunction does not apply to that product, clearing Broadcom to continue volume shipments to customers.

The performance of the BCM3416 matches or exceeds that of prior generations of Broadcom tuner products and has been adopted by six of the top ten manufacturers of DOCSIS® cable modems. The BCM3416 has been used in cable modems that have successfully received DOCSIS 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0 certifications issued by CableLabs. Customers have begun building modems with the BCM3416 and in some cases are already shipping products to cable operators.

“This is a major step forward for suppliers of both cable modems and digital set-top boxes,” said Jay Kirchoff, Director of Marketing for Broadcom’s Cable Modem Products. “The most exciting aspect of this product is that it incorporates the newest technology demanded by the rapidly-changing digital communications marketplace. The BCM3416 leverages Broadcom’s tuner experience to allow cable modem and set-top box manufacturers to use newer, cheaper RF components in overall tuner design.”

The BCM3416 chip is priced at $4.00 in 10,000 piece quantities.

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

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. DOCSIS® is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.

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