Broadcom Announces Intention to Acquire Innovision Research & Technology PLC

Jun 18, 2010, 02:06 ET from Broadcom Corporation from ,BRCM Corporate

IRVINE, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced its subsidiary, Broadcom International Ltd., has agreed to terms with the board of Innovision Research & Technology PLC, (a company listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange: INN), to make an all-cash offer to acquire all of the issued and to be issued shares of Innovision. Innovision is a leader in near-field communication (NFC) technology.

Under the terms of the offer, Innovision shareholders will receive Pounds Sterling 0.35 (approximately $0.52) per share in cash for each Innovision share held, representing a total equity value of approximately $47.5 million based on current exchange rates. This offer represents a 84.2% premium above the closing price of Innovision common stock on June 17, 2010.  Broadcom expects to close the acquisition of Innovision in the third quarter of 2010.

The full terms of today's announcement are accessible at

This press release and the full announcement by Broadcom International Ltd. concerning the offer for the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Innovision Research & Technology PLC (the "Offer") does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to sell or purchase any securities or the solicitation of an offer to purchase, otherwise acquire, subscribe for, sell or otherwise dispose of any securities, pursuant to the Offer or otherwise.  The Offer will be made solely by an offer document and (in the case of certificated holders of Innovision Research & Technology PLC ordinary shares) the accompanying form of acceptance which will contain the full terms and conditions of the Offer, including details of how the Offer may be accepted.

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is a major technology innovator and global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment. We provide 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®.

Broadcom is one of the world's largest fabless communications semiconductor companies, with 2009 revenue of $4.49 billion, and holds over 4,050 U.S. and over 1,460 foreign patents, more than 7,900 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video, data and multimedia.

A FORTUNE 500® company, Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Broadcom may be contacted at +1.949.926.5000 or at

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The Offer will not be made, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States or by use of the mails of, or by any means or instrumentality (including, without limitation, facsimile or other electronic transmission, telex or telephone) of inter-state or foreign commerce of, or any facility of, a national, state or other securities exchange of, the United States, nor will it be made directly or indirectly in or into Canada, Australia or Japan and the Offer will not be capable of acceptance by any such use, means, instrumentality or facility or from within the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan or any other such jurisdiction if to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of such jurisdiction. Accordingly, copies of this announcement are not being, will not be and must not be mailed or otherwise forwarded, distributed or sent in, into or from the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan or any other such jurisdiction if to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of such jurisdiction and persons receiving this announcement (including without limitation custodians, nominees and trustees) must not mail, forward, distribute or send it in, into or from the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan or any other such jurisdiction if to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of such jurisdiction.

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