Broadcom Names Industry Veteran Rajiv Ramaswami Executive Vice President & General Manager, Enterprise Networking Group

Jan 27, 2010, 16:05 ET from Broadcom Corporation from ,BRCM Corporate

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that industry veteran Rajiv Ramaswami will join the company on February 1, 2010 as Executive Vice President & General Manager, Enterprise Networking Group. Mr. Ramaswami was previously at Cisco Systems, Inc. where he most recently served as Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Services and Switching Technology Group.  

Mr. Ramaswami joined Cisco in 2002 and served as Vice President and General Manager for a variety of Business Units in Optical, Switching, and Storage Networking. Prior to joining Cisco Mr. Ramaswami held various technical and leadership positions at Xros, Tellabs and IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center.  Mr. Ramaswami holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras.  He is a named inventor in 33 U.S. patents primarily in optical networking and has coauthored a textbook "Optical Networks:  A Practical Perspective."  He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Distinguished Alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras.

"Rajiv's solid technical background and unique perspective gained from 20 years of work in the networking equipment market will be an excellent addition to our Enterprise Networking Group," said Broadcom's President and CEO, Scott A. McGregor.

"I have always admired Broadcom for its strong process methodology, focused execution, strength in technology and innovation and depth of technical talent.  I look forward to leading the Enterprise Networking Group," said Mr. Ramaswami.

Nariman Yousefi, who previously led the Enterprise Networking Group, has transitioned to a new role as Senior Vice President of Infrastructure Technologies, reporting to Henry Samueli, Broadcom's Chief Technical Officer.  This new role allows Mr. Yousefi to focus and leverage his depth of technical expertise in support of the growing Network Infrastructure portfolio and roadmap.  "With almost 16 years of service at Broadcom, Nariman has made significant contributions to Broadcom, leading business units and engineering groups.  Under his leadership, the Enterprise Networking Group has built a leading edge product portfolio to service our worldwide customer base.  Nariman is uniquely positioned to bridge our short and long-term technology roadmaps for our Infrastructure and Networking products, laying the foundation for our continued growth," said Mr. McGregor.

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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 semiconductor companies, with 2008 revenue of $4.66 billion, and holds over 3,650 U.S. and over 1,450 foreign patents, more than 7,750 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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