Earlier this week, Broadcom came together with other top tech leaders and more than 50 international technology reporters and industry analysts for the annual Globalpress 2012 Electronics Summit in Santa Cruz, California.
At the event, the company launched the industry’s first 100 Gbps full duplex network processor unit (NPU): a powerful chip that delivers more than twice the throughput of any NPU on the market. This new chip – with unparalleled integration – addresses the overwhelming appetite for bandwidth that stems from the growing number of connected devices that are accessing everything from streaming video, Facebook updates and mobile apps. Cisco’s virtual networking index forecasts an estimated 47 billion connected devices by 2015.
Handling that sort of traffic will require technology that’s more powerful and robust. Writer LG Nilsson with VR-Zone.com recently wrote:
“It’s easy to forget that the Internet is connected via a vast amount of switches and routers and with an ever increasing bandwidth demand as we get more and more connected devices, this backbone of the internet needs constant upgrades.”
The industry is buzzing on Broadcom’s news. Check out some of the articles about the company’s announcement:
- EE Times: Broadcom Aims to Spread 100-Gbit Ethernet with Single-Chip Solution
- Network Computing: Broadcom Enables Programmable 100GbE Switches
- Data Center Knowledge: Broadcom Introduces 100Gbps Duplex Network Processor
- ElPort.News: First 100Gbps Full Duplex Network Processor
- Softpedia: Broadcom Unveils World’s Most Powerful Network Processor