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Broadcom LogoIn the year of 1991, Henry T. Nicholas III (Ph.D.) and Henry Samueli had a vision that involves broadband communications. Thus, the Broadband Telecom came into existence. The impressive background also included the military communication IC experience, the academic research and the commercial telecommunication experience. The two visionaries worked jointly at the TRW during the early 1980s before they separated their courses for a while. By the year 1988, they both paired up once again when Nicholas had convinced Samueli the first Ph.D. candidate for joining him at the company, at PairGain Technologies. A few years later, every man contributed about $5000 towards founding of the Broadcom.

The very fist customer was the TRW. The TRW being the first customer purchased the digital frequency synthesizer. During the first year of opening of the company, Broadcom managed to make about $44,000. Following year, Broadcom managed to jump on to revenue of about $221,000 and in the next following year the company made revenue of about $1 million. The company was growing at a rapid speed. The company further continued to evolve and with name change to the Broadcom that took place in the year 1994.   

By the end of the year 2000, the rank of the company Broadcom has swollen to about 2400 employees and their earning exceed to $1 billion. Broadcom by this time had about 21 patents in the US. This very same year, Broadband also joined S&P 500. After about seven years, the company’s revenue exceeded to $3.7 billion. Not just the revenue of the company exceeded its own records, the number of patents held in the U.S. too increased to 2000. There was a huge increase the number of patents as just a couple of years back the number of patents held in the U.S. was just 21.

You must be wondering by now, what exactly the Broadcom do? Broadcom makes the semiconductors for the wireless and wired communications. The Broadcom chips and the technologies would allow for broadband the delivery of the data, video, multimedia and voice across the office, home and the mobile networks. All products fall under the categories like VoIP, LAN, satellite, consumer electronics, cable, data-telecom networks, GPS, DSL, enterprise networking, small-medium businesses and the mobile multimedia.

Broadcom continues being at forefront of the technology with various products like the processors capable for delivering a high definition content to the mobile phones. Like it wasn’t as much impressive on own, these processors were all capable for recording the HD video on the mobile devices. Just imagine the cell phone which doubles like the HD Camcorder.

There are several consumers who aren’t familiar with the products of Broadcom as much of what the cable set top boxes, residential broadband gateways, Wi Fi phones and GPS units. The manufacturers using the Broadcom products and technology that includes brands like Dell, Cisco, HP, Motorola, Nortel, Apple, 3Com, Echostar and much more. The main mission of the Broadcom is very much simple - Connecting Everything.

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