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Broadcom Receives 2006 'Product Line Strategy' Award From Frost & Sullivan

Industry-Leading Broadcom(R) Multi-Core Embedded Processor Solutions Demonstrate the Most Insight Into Customer Needs and Produc

IRVINE, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Broadcom Corporation , a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that the company's multi-core embedded processor portfolio has received the 2006 Award for Product Line Strategy from Frost & Sullivan (a leading global growth consulting firm), in the Embedded Processor category. The Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy is presented each year to a company that has demonstrated the most insight into customer needs and product demands. According to Frost & Sullivan, the innovative chip design, high-performance and low power consumption features of Broadcom's highly integrated, multi-core processor solutions have made them the preferred customer choice for a wide variety of embedded applications such as networking, communications, storage, 3G wireless infrastructure, security and high density computing applications.

"The Broadcom(R)BCM 64-bit series of processors are available worldwide and have been met with widespread acceptance. Networking infrastructure, storage, embedded high-performance computing and video on demand applications have benefited from this family of processors," stated Frost & Sullivan research analyst S Nagarajan. "Broadcom's embedded processor solutions offer good insight into customer demands, offering efficiency in both performance and power consumption."

This award recognition is the result of extensive market analysis of the world microcontrollers market conducted by Frost & Sullivan's industry analysts. The recipient of the award needed to optimize its product line by leveraging products with the various price, performance and feature points required through the market analysis, as well as through strategic positioning, according to Frost & Sullivan.

"We are honored that Frost & Sullivan has recognized Broadcom's leadership in multi-core technology," said Bart Sano, Senior Director of Broadcom's Broadband Processor Line of Business. "Our broadband processors are designed into industry-leading customer platforms largely due to their superior integration, low power and high performance. We have a field-proven track record, evidenced by the fact that we were the first-to-market with embedded multi-core products that have been shipping for over five years, the successful design wins we have secured in multiple applications and the partnerships we have established with industry-leading customers. We are committed to delivering even more advanced and innovative multi-core processor solutions to our customers in the future."

The multi-core family of Broadcom 64-bit MIPS(R) embedded processors includes the BCM1255, BCM1280, BCM1455 and BCM1480. The BCM1255 dual-core processor and the BCM1455 quad-core processor each integrates a DDR2 (double data rate) memory controller as well as a single 64-bit PCI-X(R) interface and four Gigabit Ethernet (GMII) interfaces. Each of the BCM1280 dual-core and BCM1480 quad-core embedded processors includes all of these features plus three SPI-4/HyperTransport(TM) I/O ports for intelligent packet processing and routing, and multi-chip coherency support. Broadcom's complete portfolio of multi-core processor products are currently shipping to key customers.

Broadcom's embedded multi-core processors have been recognized for other industry awards including the Microprocessor Report Analysts' Choice Award for "Best High-Performance Embedded Processor of 2004" for the BCM1480 quad-core embedded processor. Broadcom's BCM1250 (the industry's first dual-core processor targeted at embedded applications) won the same top honors in 2002.

To learn more about Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards program please visit http://www.awards.frost.com/ or http://www.semiconductors.frost.com/

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Our products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment. Broadcom provides the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices. These solutions support our core mission: Connecting everything(R).

Broadcom, one of the world's largest fabless semiconductor companies with annual revenue of more than $2.5 billion, is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Broadcom may be contacted at 1-949-450-8700 or at http://www.broadcom.com/.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

All statements included or incorporated by reference in this release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry and business, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions made by us, all of which are subject to change. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "could," "potential," "continue," "ongoing," similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.

Important factors that may cause such a difference for Broadcom in connection with the BCM1255, BCM1280, BCM1455 and BCM1480 embedded processors include, but are not limited to, general economic and political conditions and specific conditions in the markets we address, including the volatility in the technology sector and semiconductor industry, trends in the broadband communications markets in various geographic regions, including seasonality in sales of consumer products into which our products are incorporated, and possible disruption in commercial activities related to terrorist activity or armed conflict in the United States and other locations; the rate at which our present and future customers and end-users adopt Broadcom's technologies and products in the markets for enterprise networking applications; delays in the adoption and acceptance of industry standards in those markets; our ability to scale our operations in response to changes in demand for our existing products and services or demand for new products requested by our customers; intellectual property disputes and customer indemnification claims and other types of litigation risk; the gain or loss of a key customer, design win or order; our dependence on a few significant customers for a substantial portion of our revenue; the timing, rescheduling or cancellation of significant customer orders and our ability, as well as the ability of our customers, to manage inventory; our ability to retain, recruit and hire key executives, technical personnel and other employees in the positions and numbers, with the experience and capabilities, and at the compensation levels needed to implement our business and product plans; the effectiveness of our expense and product cost control and reduction efforts; our ability to timely and accurately predict market requirements and evolving industry standards and to identify opportunities in new markets; our ability to specify, develop or acquire, complete, introduce, market and transition to volume production new products and technologies in a cost-effective and timely manner; competitive pressures and other factors such as the qualification, availability and pricing of competing products and technologies and the resulting effects on sales and pricing of our products; the timing of customer-industry qualification and certification of our products and the risks of non-qualification or non-certification; changes in our product or customer mix; the volume of our product sales and pricing concessions on volume sales; the availability and pricing of third party semiconductor foundry and assembly capacity and raw materials; fluctuations in the manufacturing yields of our third party semiconductor foundries and other problems or delays in the fabrication, assembly, testing or delivery of our products; the risks of producing products with new suppliers and at new fabrication and assembly facilities; the effects of new and emerging technologies; problems or delays that we may face in shifting our products to smaller geometry process technologies and in achieving higher levels of design integration; the quality of our products and any remediation costs; the risks and uncertainties associated with our international operations, particularly in light of recent events; the effects of natural disasters, public health emergencies, international conflicts and other events beyond our control; the level of orders received that can be shipped in a fiscal quarter; and other factors.

Our Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other Securities and Exchange Commission filings discuss the foregoing risks as well as other important risk factors that could contribute to such differences or otherwise affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. The forward-looking statements in this release speak only as of this date. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason.

Broadcom(R), the pulse logo, Connecting everything(R), and the Connecting everything logo are trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. HyperTransport(TM) is a trademark of the HyperTransport Consortium. MIPS(R) is a trademark in the United States and other countries of MIPS Technologies, Inc. PCI-X(R) is a trademark of PCI-SIG Corporation. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

Broadcom Trade Press Contact Mike He Public Relations Manager 408-922-8083 [email protected] Broadcom Investor Relations Contact T. Peter Andrew Vice President, Investor Relations 949-926-5663 [email protected] Broadcom Technical Contact Anu Sundaresan Director of Marketing, Broadband Processors 408-922-7013 [email protected]

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CONTACT: Trade Press, Mike He, Public Relations Manager,
+1-408-922-8083, [email protected], or Investor Relations, T. Peter Andrew,
Vice President, Investor Relations, +1-949-926-5663, [email protected], or
Technical Contact, Anu Sundaresan, Director of Marketing, Broadband
Processors, +1-408-922-7013, [email protected], all of Broadcom Corporation

Web site: http://www.broadcom.com/
http://www.awards.frost.com/
http://www.semiconductors.frost.com/

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