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China's TCL Communication Adopts Broadcom® 3G Android Platform Provides HSPA+ Solution for New Entry-Level Android Smartphone on China Unicom Network

IRVINE, Calif., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

News Highlights:

  • TCL chooses Broadcom's integrated Android 4.2 platform for its J310 smartphone
  • New J310 features a 1.2GHz dual core applications processor, HSPA+ modem, 3G/2G dual-SIM dual-standby, and a complete suite of Broadcom's wireless connectivity technologies
  • Broadcom VideoCore® multimedia enables high-quality mobile gaming, advanced 3D user interfaces and high-resolution camera and camcorder capabilities

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Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that Chinese smartphone manufacturer TCL Communication has chosen the BCM28145, a Broadcom 3G HSPA+ platform for use in its new J310 Android-based smartphone.  Targeted at the entry-level consumer, the device includes a dual core Cortex A9 processor and delivers superior performance at faster speeds, a key requirement for users seeking to take advantage of China Unicom's expanding 3G network.  For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.

The entry-level smartphone segment is driven by emerging markets where consumers are buying their first mobile phones and using them as personal computing devices.  According to ABI Research, smartphones costing $250 or less before carrier subsidies will make up 46 percent of all global smartphone shipments by 2018, up from 28 percent in 2012.1 Broadcom's complete platform approach integrates cellular baseband processors with connectivity solutions and advanced technologies for multimedia, power management and multiband-multimode RF.  Prominent mobile brands including TCL have partnered with Broadcom to affordably and quickly develop new handsets with industry-leading features such as HSPA+ and 2G/3G dual-SIM dual-standby, an essential capability in emerging markets.

"As a company focused on marrying cutting-edge technology with customer-oriented products, TCL is pleased to partner with Broadcom to offer a smartphone that brings together superior functionality with affordability," said George.Guo, TCL Communication Company CEO.  "Our new J310 smartphone delivers the performance and features that our customers seek in a premium Android experience."

"By enabling smartphones capable of high-speed Internet access, Broadcom's 3G platforms provide improved access to content and multimedia at a reasonable price point," said Nambi Seshadri, Broadcom Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Platform Solutions.  "As more users transition to smartphones, we will continue to invest in advanced mobile technologies and help our ODM and OEM partners develop low-cost, high-performance handsets that the market is demanding."

TCL's J310 is powered by the BCM28145 chipset, which is optimized to support the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).  It includes a 1.2GHz dual Cortex A9 processor with dual vector processing unit (VPU) multimedia engine, a globally proven 21.1/5.8 Mbps HSPA+ modem, and 3G/2G dual-SIM dual-standby capability. 

Broadcom's family of 3G and 4G LTE smartphone solutions deliver the features required for all tiers of smartphones, from affordable entry-level devices to high-performance superphones. 

Availability:

TCL's J310 is available for sale in China now.

For ongoing news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom, read the B-Connected Blog, or visit Facebook or Twitter. And to stay connected, subscribe to Broadcom's RSS Feed.

Resources:       

1ABI Research, Mobile Handset Markets Database, Q4 2012

About TCL Communication
TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (stock code: 02618.HK), together with its subsidiaries design, manufacture and market an expanding portfolio of mobile and internet products worldwide under two key brands –TCL and ALCATEL ONE TOUCH. The Group's portfolio of products is currently sold in the PRC and over 120 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. TCL Communication operates its highly efficient manufacturing plants and R&D centres in various provinces of the PRC with headquarters in Shenzhen, China. For more information, please visit its website at http://tclcom.tcl.com.

About Broadcom
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments.  With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.

Broadcom®, the pulse logo, Connecting everything®, the Connecting everything logo and VideoCore® are among the trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU.  Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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