Broadcom acquired NetLogic Microsystems Inc. in May of 2012. The Santa Clara-based company was incorporated in into Broadcomâ€™s Infrasstructure 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 NetLogic â€” the largest in Broadcomâ€™s history â€” so technologically important.
Whatâ€™s in store for the future of Broadcomâ€™s Infrastructure and Networking Group, now that NetLogic has come aboard? The future is one where Broadcom and NetLogic technology sit side by side, on the same piece of silicon. The goal of the partnership is to enable Broadcom to make a fully integrated system on a chip (SoC) that combines what Broadcom and NetLogic both do best. The combination allows for the design of chips that are able to run faster, use less power, take up less space and process an exponentially larger amount of data.
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