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New 5G WiFi chips take industry honors

Broadcom’s latest line of wireless semiconductors receive Mobile Excellence Award

by Caitlin AdamsPublished: October 22, 2012 03:15 PM

Irvine-based Broadcom Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturer and wireless communications industry powerhouse, has won recognition for its new line of chips designed for the 5th generation of WiFi.

Broadcom received the Mobile Excellence Award for Best Technology Breakthrough for its family of 5G WiFi chips, which are three times faster and six times more power efficient than current 4G WiFi networks. The new 5G WiFi systems represent a dramatic improvement in wireless range and speed, allowing faster downloads, syncs, and smoother content streaming across all devices in more locations.

"We're honored to be among some of the top brands and companies being recognized. 5G WiFi is one of the most significant wireless innovations of the year and continues to gain tremendous traction across our broad customer base,” said Michael Hurlston, senior vice president and general manager of Broadcom’s Wireless Connectivity Combo Group. “We've already seen many product launches in the router and PC segments and expect to see the continued rollout of smartphones, tablets and digital TVs into the first half of 2013. We're thrilled to be in a leadership position where we're driving awareness and adoption of the technology across the entire ecosystem."

The Mobile Excellence Awards program recognizes the industry’s top innovations and new products in levels of development, including startups, studios, content providers, entertainment, sports, apps, handsets, brands, and more. This year’s winners were announced at an awards ceremony in Marina del Rey last week.

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