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Sarah Murry is a Web editor at Broadcom. She crosses the "t's" and dots the "i's" for Broadcom.com and Broadcom's corporate blogs. She earned her reporter chops covering technology, business and trade, with a bit of the luxe life on the side. She’s written for the Orange County Business Journal, Bloomberg News, The Los Angeles Times, Newport Beach Magazine and Coast. She holds degrees in Journalism and International Relations.

SSP CEO Maya Ajmera: “There’s No Magic Bullet to Getting More Girls in STEM”  

The key to boosting  the ranks of women in STEM careers is early, hands-on exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “It’s not about reading about science, it’s about actually doing science,” Maya Ajmera, Chief Executive Officer of Washington, D.C.-based Society for Science and the Public, told a crowd of executives and employees of Broadcom and Broadcom Foundation at a “fireside chat” at the company’s headquarters in Irvine, Calif. Ajmera, who was raised in North Carolina by Indian parents who…

The Connected Car Zooms into China as the “Internet of Vehicles”

As the world’s most populous nation, China’s consumer purchasing power has been a boon for the tech industry, most obviously around the adoption of mobile devices. Now, there’s a growing interest in the connectivity that China is bringing to the largest mobile device – the automobile. “The Internet of Vehicles (IoV) is one of the fastest growing segments for the chip industry,” said Ali Abaye, senior director of automotive at Broadcom. “The impact of this seismic shift in automotive design…

OPEN Alliance Releases Automotive Ethernet Specs

Ethernet has won strong support from automakers and their suppliers because of its speed, low cost and use of secure networking standards that are as common as the ubiquitous blue cables in peoples’ homes and offices.  Broadcom, a founding member of the OPEN Alliance Special Industry Group (which stands for One-Pair Ether-Net) and has been staunchly behind the push for Ethernet as a standard for connectivity in the car since 2011. Last month, the non-profit group gave a boost to its…

Broadcom and UCI’s New Tech Competition Brings Together Future Lawyers, Business Executives and Engineers

For all of the thousands of hours of study that it takes to become an engineer, computer scientist, business executive or attorney, there’s very little professional preparation that can compare to hands-on experience. That was the driving theme behind a recent competitive event, called the Technology and Entrepreneurship Achievement Competition, which Broadcom co-sponsored alongside four different graduate schools at the University of California, Irvine. View photos from the event on Facebook. “The cross-disciplinary approach to problem-solving mimicked what students will…

RSDB Gets a Boost from Broadcom at MWC

The newest smartphones and wearables from the likes of Samsung, HTC, Sony and other mobile titans are expected to dominate headlines from this week’s Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona. But, behind the all that flashy tech is something most consumers take for granted: robust wireless connectivity that enables them to video chat, surf the web, run dozens of applications and connect with social networks—simultaneously. At Mobile World Congress, Broadcom will be talking up its multi-antenna Wi-Fi technology, which is…

Broadcom Tackles Battery Challenges in Smartwatches

When it comes to developing a new segment of portable electronic devices – from the earliest mobile phones to this new wave of connected wearable devices – there’s always been one major challenge: battery life. From an engineering perspective, it’s among the toughest nuts to crack for device makers that are looking to design, test and sell wearable gadgets such as smartwatches, fitness tracking bands, eyeglasses or even sensor-laded clothing. “When it comes to wearables, power is king,” said Larry…

GPS Guru: Broadcom’s Frank van Diggelen Awarded Fellowship by Institute of Navigation

If you’ve ever used something other than your senses to navigate, you can probably thank Broadcom’s Dr. Frank van Diggelen and his colleagues. He’s credited with many of the key patents and inventions that enable the global positioning system (GPS) to be ubiquitous in mobile devices and increasingly, wearable ones. Last month, he was recognized for 20 years of contributions to location technology by the Institute of Navigation (ION), a prestigious industry group made up of academics, researchers and engineers,…

MEMS and More: Sensor Technologies that will Drive the Internet of Things

MEMS – or Micro electro-mechanical systems – are a very tiny component, literally. The low-power sensors are just a thousandth of an inch in size, and chances are you didn’t hear much about them in all of the news that came out of the annual International Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month. Still, they’ve been called “the unsung heroes many of our favorite and beloved technologies” by the Mashable tech blog, which also acknowledged how MEMS are “particularly critical for…

Parrot’s Drones: Let’s Hear it for the Toys

While the International Consumer Electronics Show is fading into memory, there’s one class of gadgets that continue to fly high in tech headlines: Drones. These flying, hopping, roving vehicles were all over the show floor (and in the air) last week in Las Vegas, with Parrot SA showing off its collection in the South Hall. This new crop of personal — or hobbyist — drones have come a long way from the remote controlled gadgets of past years. They come in…

Kudos for 4K Joey: Broadcom Processors Inside DISH’s Award-Winning Ultra HD Set-Top Box

If there’s one clear trend to emerge from the International Consumer Electronics Show last week, it’s that 4K television is well on its way to the mainstream. Ultra HD television sets are coming down in price and the industry is seeing an uptick in 4K content production, including efforts by Sony (in partnership with Netflix), Amazon, YouTube and satellite operator DirecTV. Broadcom is collaborating behind the scenes with industry leaders, including DISH, on the missing piece: How to get all of that pixel-packed video into…

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