IRVINE, Calif., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that it has joined GreenTouch™, a global industry consortium dedicated to dramatically improving the energy efficiency of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) networks.
Just in time for Earth Day 2011, the GreenTouch collaboration underscores Broadcom's vision and continued commitment to driving radical changes in eco computing. Visit here for the latest news on Broadcom's eco leadership programs.
Broadcom will collaborate with other GreenTouch members to research and invent technologies that will enable more energy efficient networks, and create the network architecture, specifications, and roadmaps that will define them. By 2015, GreenTouch aims to demonstrate the key components needed to increase network efficiency from current levels by a factor of 1,000.
- Broadcom has long-standing programs and initiatives for green products, design, processes, policies, operations, and compliance.
- Broadcom plays a leadership role in several organizations focused on green IT and network technologies, including The IEEE, Green Grid and the Climate Savers Computing Initiative.
- Broadcom provides the industry's broadest portfolio of Energy Efficient Ethernet devices, going beyond the standard to enable additional power savings of up to 70 percent.
Gee Rittenhouse, GreenTouch Consortium Chairman & Vice President of Research at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs
"Broadcom is a highly respected and recognized leader in providing energy efficient solutions that reduce power and costs in the network. We believe Broadcom will make a significant contribution to the consortium in reaching its ambitious goals while its customers, the industry, and the environment as a whole will benefit greatly from Broadcom's collaboration and innovation."
Nick Ilyadis, Vice President & CTO, Broadcom's Infrastructure & Networking Group
"Broadcom is a leader in the innovation and delivery of Energy Efficient Ethernet solutions that enable our customers to reduce their carbon footprint and costs while delivering the high performance and functionality needed for the increasing bandwidth demands of cloud computing, virtualization, mobile computing, and next generation networks. Our mutual goals are perfectly aligned and the collaborative environment of global technology, research and academia that GreenTouch provides offers an exciting opportunity for progress."
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Broadcom Corporation is a prominent 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 embedded 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, one of the world's largest fabless communications semiconductor companies, with 2010 revenue of $6.82 billion, holds more than 4,800 U.S. and 2,000 foreign patents, and has more than 7,800 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video, data and multimedia.
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Cautions regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
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. Examples of such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, references to Broadcom's collaboration with GreenTouch and the ability of such collaboration to enable more energy efficient networks, and to enable customers to bring energy efficient systems to market quicker and help reduce carbon emissions. 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 its collaboration with GreenTouch, include, but are not limited to:
- The rate at which our present and future customers and end-users adopt Broadcom's energy efficient technologies and products;
- delays in the adoption and acceptance of industry standards; and
- the timing of customer-industry qualification and certification of our products and the risks of non-qualification or non-certification.
Additional factors that may cause Broadcom's actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to the list that can be found at http://www.broadcom.com/press/additional_risk_factors/Q12011.php.
Our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, 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 to reflect future events or circumstances.
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