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New Broadcom chips should make GPS less battery draining and more accurate for smartwatches

New Broadcom chips should make GPS less battery draining and more accurate for smartwatches

By 20 February 2014

Ahead of Mobile World Congress next week chip manufacturer Broadcom has announced its new BCM4771 GNSS SoC that should improve GPS accuracy and battery life. It's aimed specifically at smartwatches. The new chip uses a 40-nanometer construction technique... >>

Broadcom's new 3G chip announced for faster, cheaper phones

Broadcom's new 3G chip announced for faster, cheaper phones

By 8 February 2010

Broadcom has announced the launch of a new processor and radio frequency transceiver for mobile phones that will rival Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor and claims to enable the production of "high-speed, low cost smartphone devices".   The new 65nm HSUPA... >>

20-megapixel, 1080p-capable cameraphones due in 2011

20-megapixel, 1080p-capable cameraphones due in 2011

By 16 December 2009

Chip-maker Broadcom has announced the launch of a new processor that will see phones incorporating high-def camcorders that could snap up to 20-megapixel pictures. The new Broadcom BCM2763 VideoCore IV Processor enables Full HD 1080p camcorder capabilities... >>

VIDEO: Broadcam explains new Bluetooth headset tech

VIDEO: Broadcam explains new Bluetooth headset tech

By 26 October 2009

Broadcom is about to bring a new "great and exciting" technology for Bluetooth headsets to the wider market. In the video above, that offers an inside look at Broadcom's advanced audio testing chambers, an exec talks us through the new BCM2074x family... >>

VIDEO: Broadcom demos Crystal HD

VIDEO: Broadcom demos Crystal HD

By 20 July 2009

We've brought you news of Broadcom's Crystal HD tech as part of a recent news story about BenQ's new nettops, and here is a Broadcom bod demoing it live on an HP netbook. Crystal HD is a "family of Enhanced Video accelerators" which claim to enable "flawless"... >>

BenQ nettop all-in-ones to offer Full HD video playback

BenQ nettop all-in-ones to offer Full HD video playback

By 17 July 2009

BenQ's new range of all-in-one desktop PCs will soon feature new Broadcom tech, that will see full 1080p video playback possible on a budget set-up. Thanks to Broadcom's recently announced Crystal HD, an HD video decoder solution for netbooks (and now... >>

Qualcomm and Broadcom reach settlement

Qualcomm and Broadcom reach settlement

By 27 April 2009

Qualcomm and Broadcom have announced that they have entered into a settlement and multi-year patent agreement. The agreement will mean the dismissal of all litigation between the companies, including all patent infringement claims that were ongoing at... >>

DivX coming to TVs and Set-top boxes

DivX coming to TVs and Set-top boxes

By 11 August 2008

DivX could be coming to a set top box near you thanks to a deal between DivX and chip maker Broadcom. Broadcom has just made a new chip, the BCM7405, which it says will provide advanced internet provider (IP) functionality and improved video and audio... >>

Qualcomm ordered to stop making 3G chips

Qualcomm ordered to stop making 3G chips

By 3 January 2008

Wireless chip manufacturer Qualcomm has been ordered by a Californian court to stop selling 3G, WCDMA cellular chips following a patent dispute. A federal judge ruled that Qualcomm must immediately stop selling chips that infringe on rival Broadcom's... >>

Broadcom announces "3G Phone on a Chip"

Broadcom announces "3G Phone on a Chip"

By 15 October 2007

Broadcom Corporation has announced a new single-chip HSPA (high-speed packet access) processor that integrates all of the key 3G cellular and mobile technologies on an extremely low power, single 65 nanometer CMOS die. Broadcom's new "3G Phone on a Chip"... >>