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CES 2015: Broadcom Connectivity a Standout Among Innovation Award Nominees

We’ve all heard of “Christmas creep”—where twinkling previews of the upcoming holidays show up on store shelves well before the official kickoff of Black Friday.

Same could be said for “CES creep.” That’s where tech bloggers and consumer electronics enthusiasts get a jump on making predictions about the hottest trends and products at the industry’s biggest trade show, the International Consumer Electronics Show.

The Consumer Electronics Association, the industry trade group that puts on the massive tech …

Stitching with STEM: Holly Jackson, 14, Awarded 2014 Broadcom MASTERS $25,000 Grand Prize

Holly Jackson, a middle school student from San Jose, Calif., proved this week that there is some serious science in the most quotidian things— such as the very stitches that hold together seat belts and airbags.

At an awards ceremony at the Carnegie Institute in Washington, D.C. this week, Holly was selected from among an impressive group of peers for the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize.

“Sewing is important in parachutes, air bags, space suits, blimps, seat belts and anything that …

CTO Henry Samueli in The Hindu Business Line: “The driving force behind the IoT is low-cost wireless connectivity”

Editor’s NoteBroadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in The Hindu Business Line, in which Dr. Henry Samueli,  chief technical officer and chairman of the board at Broadcom, talks about how the Internet of Things will fuel engineering innovation. 

From The Hindu Business Line:

The Internet of Things (IoT) is shaping up to be one of the more disruptive market …

CEO Scott McGregor in VentureBeat: The IoT Winners Will Be Those That Can Create Complete Solutions

The Internet’s next frontier is being defined by the work of the new entrepreneurs – the hobbyists, the tinkerers, the DIY-ers – and Broadcom is arming them with the tools they need to bring their visions to life.

In a recent interview with Venture Beat’s Dean Takahashi, Broadcom’s President and Chief Executive Scott McGregor discussed Broadcom’s push into sensor-loaded wearables and the device-driven Internet of Things with its WICED™ platform, noting that the creative types are the ones primed …

Raspberry Pi Creator Eben Upton Takes on the Broadcom MASTERS in D.C., Shares Secrets of STEM Success

Much like with literacy, when it comes to engaging young people in science, technology, engineering and math, there’s one strategy that seems to hold weight: Get ‘em early.

“You don’t make your kid into a concert pianist by sitting them in front of a piano when they are 18 years old,” said Eben Upton, co-creator of the Raspberry Pi microcomputer and head of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. …

Have Wi-Fi, Will Travel: Wi-Fi Alliance Improves Passpoint for Better on-the-go Experiences

As a growing number of consumers rely on connected smartphones to manage their daily tasks – both work and play – the availability of widespread, robust Wi-Fi connections becomes important. To meet those demands, a growing number of “managed,” or “service provider,” Wi-Fi networks are starting to be being offered by cable companies, ISPs and even by savvy retailers and businesses.

Consumers benefit because they get easy access to a reliable Wi-Fi connection wherever they roam. In exchange, businesses get …

CEO Scott McGregor: “Companies Need to Create Cultures Where Women Can Do Their Best Work”

Editor’s Note: This week, Broadcom President and Chief Executive Officer Scott McGregor joined a fireside chat at the Anita Borg Institute’s Technical Executive Forum at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing for a spotlight discussion on “Leading Change from the Top.” Moderated by Robin Abrams, Board Member of FactSet, HCLTechnologies, Sierra Wireless and Lattice Semi-Conductor, the talk discussed ways in which companies can create cultures where women can do their best work, including sharing practices and strategies for

Industry Watchers See New Data Center Configurations, Cost Savings Potential for StrataXGS® Tomahawk

Broadcom recently invited market analysts and tech bloggers to a lab in San Jose, Calif. for a first-hand look at its new Ethernet switch family, StrataXGS® Tomahawk™.

In the works for some time, the Tomahawk switch family earned high marks from the handful bloggers and reporters who follow embedded silicon players in the industry.

Among other features, they noted its ability to scale, its cost savings potential, and a feature set that enables a smooth transition to software defined networking …

Introducing Tomahawk: New StrataXGS® Series Scales Up the Cloud

Not all data centers are created equal – and for good reason. Big Internet sites with massive amounts of data, as well as a large flow of users – think Google, Facebook and Amazon – have different needs than smaller websites. 

Companies of large magnitude invest in building what the technology industry refers to as “massively scalable data centers,” which enable the apps or other products they offer over the Internet to be widely deployed with breathtaking speed.

For these …

Broadcom Records Best Score Yet in Latest Carbon Disclosure Project Report Thanks to Better Utility Tracking

With the polar vortex still in recent memory for East Coasters and California mired in unprecedented drought, our role in the changing climate is top of mind.

As individuals, the everyday actions we take to help the environment — shorter showers, turning off lights and raising the thermostat — can make a difference, but what makes those small actions powerful is their collective impact.

For companies the size of Broadcom, the principle is the same: small changes can have measurable …

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