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Broadcom to ship single chip Blu-ray Disc solution

Press release, December 17; Meiling Chen, DIGITIMES [Thursday 17 December 2009]

IRVINE, Calif., Dec 15, 2009 -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that it is the first silicon provider to ship a true single die Blu-ray Disc chip. The new Broadcom BCM7630 offers an unprecedented level of integration combining proven optical front-end and back-end video decoding and display technologies in a single die solution. In addition to industry leading Blu-ray performance, the BCM7630 also supports leading-edge Internet streaming applications including Netflix2.0, Pandora Internet Radio, Vudu, CinemaNow movie services and others. This unparalleled integration and functionality delivers a premium home entertainment experience to consumers.

Also announced today is the BCM7632, which supplements the capabilities of the BCM7630 by adding support for the playback of 3D Blu-ray movies. The potential for watching 3D movies in the home has generated great excitement with more than a dozen 3D movies released in 2009. Although the 3D Blu-ray standard is not yet finalized, it is anticipated that the BCM7632 will comply with the final specification.


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