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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 …

Compression Tech in the Spotlight at IBC as Ultra HD Goes Global

When the pixel-dense, larger-than-life content promised by Ultra HD is ready for prime-time, operators want to be ready.

Meanwhile, HEVC compression technology is helping them optimize their networks and deliver better-quality video to consumers.

For the past few years, Broadcom has been helping cable, IPTV, satellite and terrestrial operators, along with their set-top box partners, get ready with a behind-the-scenes technology that enables delivery of Ultra HD content.

For technical types, it’s a data compression standard called the High Efficiency …

It Starts with STEM: Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build Events for Middle Schoolers Aim to Teach More Than Programming

Teaching kids to code: It’s a cause celebre in the high-tech world, especially for fast-growing companies in need of homegrown talent. Industry giants including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are putting their names and philanthropic dollars behind the effort to build up the STEM talent reserve in a big way.

So what really happens when you teach middle school kids to code? It turns out that they get more than a lesson about how to build a computer game …

Demo: Broadcom Links Technologies to Take Friend-Finder Capabilities to New Level [VIDEO]

Smartphone owners already reap the benefits of location-based services in their devices as they check real-time traffic, locate the nearest gas station or even map an afternoon run. Coming soon, they’ll be able to locate their smartphone-carrying friends, too — thanks to a new technology that’s leveraging Broadcom’s Wi-Fi expertise.

By combining two proven strategies — known as “Neighbor Awareness Networking” (NAN) and “Round-Trip Time” (RTT) — with super speedy, longer-range 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Broadcom enables several devices to calculate the …

Want Wi-Fi for your Raspberry Pi? Broadcom Adapter Brings Connectivity with Less Power

The Raspberry Pi microcomputer has been to outer space, to meet the Queen and has landed in classrooms as far away as rural India.

Today, the pocket-sized, bare-bones computer can visit the Web, with help from a new, affordable device with Broadcom® WICED™ Wi-Fi technology.

Broadcom and the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced a Broadcom USB hub and Wi-Fi adapter that’s optimized for the Raspberry Pi. 

Buy one here.

“It gives you full-featured Wi-Fi connectivity out of the box

New Ethernet Spec Gains Steam, More Members Back 25/50 Gbps Standard

The industry consortium that’s pushing 25 Gigabit-per-second Ethernet — a new technology standard that promises a big jump in data center performance while lowering costs — is starting to take root.

Cisco Systems, Dell, Brocade  and Juniper are among the most recent members to join the 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium, a group spearheaded by Broadcom and other cloud-scale data center players to promote a new Ethernet networking industry standard.

Meanwhile, IEEE has taken the first step to establishing industry-wide …

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