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 and 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.
The interview touches on how NetLogicâ€™s knowledge-based and embedded processors will help Broadcom adapt to the rapidly changing mobile infrastructure market. The deal allows Broadcom to provide more competitive chips and boost market share.
NetLogicâ€™s embedded processors also improve the value of Broadcomâ€™s broad IP portfolio, with the current $3.5B segment projected to grow to $5.2B by 2015, as global demand for connected devices and greater data loads continues to grow. By providing an integrated solution, Broadcom will be the chipmaker of choice for companies looking to provide their customers with improved speed and performance. Service providers want more reliable service that follows their customers wherever they go â€“ and now they will be able to build powerful small cells that use Broadcomâ€™s connectivity prowess and the NetLogicâ€™s speedy processors in one power-efficient solution.
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