Category Broadcom Innovation

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 …

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

Creativity Rules at Internet of Things World Hackathon

What would you create if you were given a development kit, a team of strangers and a deadline?

Nine teams accepted that challenge at the hackathon event during the Internet of Things World conference last week in Palo Alto, Calif.

Participants were encouraged to team up by interest. They were armed with 30 hours of project time and development tools from companies like Broadcom, which handed out 50 of its WICED connectivity platforms to potential participants: 25 WICED™ Wi-Fi  and …

Trio of Awards Recognize Broadcom’s Impact on Mobile Growth in China

It’s no secret that China is driving the next great groundswell of demand for mobile devices. What’s becoming more obvious – and highlighted through recent awards – is the impact that Broadcom’s portfolio of connectivity products is having on the rise of mobile devices in that country, as well as in other emerging markets.

Consider the state of mobile devices today: Roughly 400 million people in China – more than the entire U.S. population – are now using smartphones, a figure …

Broadcom’s Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility

At Broadcom, we believe it takes more than just innovative products to measure our success and the value we provide to customers. We’re particularly proud of the strides we’ve taken to be a responsible global citizen – focusing on best practices to respect the environment, support our communities and improve the quality of life for future generations.

To hold ourselves accountable to these high standards, Broadcom maintains a number of benchmarks that are reported in an annual Corporate Social Responsibility

Broadcom’s Scott McGregor Honored with UCLA Executive Leadership Award

As an innovative technology company, Broadcom takes pride in seeing the impact that its efforts have — whether increasing efficiency in the data center or improving an end-user’s experience with a new device. And while that alone can be a driving force around campus, some recognition from time to time is nice, too.

Last week, Broadcom President and Chief Executive Scott McGregor was recognized for his personal contributions to the growth of innovation in IT and awarded the Executive Leadership Award …

Sophie Wilson, Co-Creator of ARM Processor, Wins Innovation Award

Two computer scientists from the U.K., one of whom is a Broadcom Distinguished Engineer, have been named this year’s winners in the Computing & Telecommunications category of The Economist’s Innovation Awards.

Sophie Wilson, Broadcom’s Senior Technical Director of Integrated Circuit Design, and Steve Furber, a professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Manchester, are the inventors of the low-power ARM processor design that can be found in more than 90 percent of the today’s smartphones around the world.…

Broadcom Boosts Scores Ranking with Carbon Disclosure Project, Reduces CO2 Impact

Sometimes, it’s the little things – like adjustments to lighting, or heating and cooling systems in office buildings, among other things – that have a big impact.

This week, the Carbon Disclosure Project, the world’s largest database of primary corporate climate change information, released its yearly ratings of participating companies, and Broadcom is proud to report a substantial improvement in its performance.

For the fifth consecutive year, Broadcom’s disclosure score has improved – jumping to 92 this year, up from …

By the Numbers: Broadcom’s Patent Prowess Boosts Innovation, Invention

Patents are the lifeblood of any engineering company. A healthy patent pipeline translates into a steady flow of groundbreaking new products and feeds the deep well of innovation that companies aim to cultivate among their best and brightest employees.

At Broadcom, patents are personal. They’re what engineers have to show for their thousands of research hours and long days in the lab. They are badges of honor and pride.

With close to 12,000 employees — nearly 1,000 of them holding …

Broadcom Gets Hacked: Engineering Interns Crunch Code for Prizes, Bragging Rights

The idea of a hack-a-thon — where programmers get together and flex their coding muscles in a marathon group session — isn’t new.

There’ve been similar events all over the world for games, music, mobile apps, even actual exploit hacks where programmers manipulate machines to do their will — for good or for evil.

While the particulars of each hack-a-thon are different, the idea is the same: Put a lot of smart people in a room and create …