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Ready, Set, Code: Android Comes to Wearables with Broadcom Tech in Tow

Wearables are a different animal altogether from other mobile consumer electronics like smartphones and tablets — especially when it comes to developing seamless experiences for users.

Let’s look at form-factor, for one. These sleek little wristwatches, arm bands, fitness trackers and health monitors need to actually be “wearable.” Chip size matters a lot when devices are designed to be small, light and durable.

They also need to consume minimal power and enable “always on” apps to work in the background

Lifehacker List: 5G WiFi-Powered Routers Make the Cut

The router — the humble, antennae-topped box at the heart of home wireless local area networks — isn’t the most celebrated consumer electronics device.

Still, it’s a gadget important enough for life-improvement blog Lifehacker to put out a call last week for its readers to take a “fresh look” at the best ones on the market.

The results are in, and Broadcom’s 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity technology is the common denominator among four out of the five devices on Lifehacker’s list

Greg Fischer in TeleAnalysis: Can Small Cells Rescue Cities From Increasing Network Congestion?

Editor’s Note: Broadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in TeleAnalysis, in which Greg Fischer, SVP & General Manager, Broadband Carrier Access Business Unit, Broadband Communications Group at Broadcom, talks about the importance of small cell deployments.

From TeleAnalysis:

By 2017, the 7-billion-plus mobile Internet connections on personal devices and machine-to-machine applications will exceed the world’s population. That’s an impressive number to be …

Timothy Lau in ECN: Connected Cars Promise “Quantum Improvements in Road and Traffic Safety”

Editor’s Note: Broadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in ECN Magazine, in which Timothy Lau, Director of Automotive Connectivity at Broadcom, talks about the future of the connected car.

From ECN:

Analysts predict that by 2025, 100 percent of vehicles will be connected. With a faster-than expected engineering push around autonomous vehicles underway, the evolution of car connectivity has gained …

Broadcom Puts the Connected Car Front and Center at SXSW

AUSTIN, TEXAS  The conversation in the halls at South by Southwest Interactive are known for being about cutting-edge, conceptual technology that’s likely to make an impact on consumers and businesses.

Some of these ideas, such as computer-assisted cooking and digital comic books, are easier to understand because they represent a new twist on an already-familiar experience. But others — augmented reality, or space tourism, for example — are a tougher sell.

Broadcom’s SXSW presentation this week on the future …

Broadcom Zooms into Austin for SXSW with Connected Car Vision

In the past decade, cars haven’t changed much on the technology front. They get us from Point A to Point B safely, with a bit of intelligence and customization thrown into the dash.

But that’s about to change. More cars are getting connected: to their own internal networks, to the Internet, to your favorite devices, and later — to each other.

In recent years, Broadcom has been developing technologies that will further enhance and alter the driving experience — both under the …

ARM’s Reach: 50 Billion Chip Milestone [VIDEO]

Amid all the trend-setting consumer technology being announced at Mobile World Congress last week, processor giant ARM Holdings Plc. quietly benchmarked its own milestone.

The company, based in Cambridge, U.K., creates and licenses the most ubiquitous chip architecture in the world. Last week, it announced that 50 billion — yes, with a “B”— ARM-powered chips have been shipped by its partners.  Here’s another impressive stat they like to share: ARM-based chips are found in nearly 60 percent of the world’s …

Ravi Manik in ET Auto: “Car Consumers are Demanding Connectivity that Mirror the Choices Available at Home”

Editor’s Note: Broadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in ET Auto, in which Ravi Manik, Business Development Director at Broadcom, talks about the future of the connected car.

From ET Auto:

With more and more people spending an increasing amount of time in their cars, especially those living in an urban sprawl, it’s no wonder consumers have begun demanding entertainment and connectivity …

Android for All: Broadcom Gives Developers Keys to the VideoCore® Kingdom

The community of open source mobile developers around the world are a vocal bunch – and here at Broadcom we’ve heard their call.

To date, there’s been a dearth of documentation and vendor-developed open source drivers for the graphics subsystems of mobile systems-on-a-chip (SoC). Binary drivers prevent users from fixing bugs or otherwise improving the graphics stack, and complicate the task of porting new operating systems to a device without vendor assistance.

But that’s changing, and Broadcom is taking up

Happy Birthday, Raspberry Pi! More Than 2.5M and Counting

The Raspberry Pi — the pocket-sized, bare-bones computer based on a Broadcom chip — has amassed a homegrown base of fans who love to tweet about their latest Pi-based projects, post tutorials on YouTube and plan “Raspberry Jam” sessions where novices can learn to up their programming game.

With 2.5 million Raspberry Pi computers sold, it’s hard to believe that it’s only been two years since its launch. But as the team at the Raspberry Pi Foundation celebrates its second …