Broadcom acquired NetLogic Microsystems Inc. in May of 2012. The Santa Clara-based company was incorporated into Broadcomâ€™s Infrastructure and Networking Group (ING) to provide a more complete solution for mobile infrastructure â€” including switches, microwave backhaul and more.
In this video, I talk with Broadcomâ€™s Rajiv Ramaswami (Executive Vice President, General Manager, ING) and Ron Jankov (formerly NetLogicâ€™s CEO, now Senior VP & GM of Processors and Wireless Infrastructure in the ING business unit) about the perks of the new partnership, and what makes the acquisition of NetLogicâ€”the largest in Broadcomâ€™s history â€”so technologically important.
Continuing their conversation, Ramaswami and Jankov delve deeper into how their integrated systems will work together, why NetLogicâ€™s processor technology is so vital to the continued success of Broadcom and the future of the networking market. Jankov provides a detailed look at what the exact advantages of NetLogicâ€™s processors are, and why they are so important to mobile networking infrastructure.
Essentially, Broadcomâ€™s customers are constantly vying to be faster, while also reducing costs by building smaller. To solve this problem, NetLogicâ€™s processor allows eight chips to work together seamlessly, providing fast and reliable performance. This is vitally important, as cell phone service providers want processors that can run all of the functions of an LTE network on a system in places where the power grid is unreliable. The ability to run these towers in less-than-ideal conditions will allow Broadcom to gain an early foothold into emerging markets.
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