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Broadcom Drives Wireless Media Sharing Across Consumer Electronics Ecosystem

Monday, February 25, 2013

Broadcom Drives Wireless Media Sharing Across Consumer Electronics Ecosystem08:10 EST Monday, February 25, 2013Best Buy, NVIDIA and others adopt Broadcom Miracast? SolutionBARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile World Congress 2013 --News Highlights:Broadcom is among first vendors to deliver end-to-end Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast solutions Broadcom Miracast solution gains traction in PC, smart TV and gaming platforms    Growth opportunity with more than 1.5 billion Miracast devices expected to ship in 20161Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced broad adoption of its Miracast solutions by industry leaders across a range of consumer electronics products. Visit Broadcom @ Mobile World Congress for more news. Broadcom offers the most complete Miracast software solution, enabling ultra low-latency gaming, 3D and 4K display formats and advanced content protection for reduced time-to-market across a broad and diverse set of platforms. Miracast, a Wi-Fi Alliance standard, transmits video over a robust wireless connection to allow consumers to stream movies, play games and access thousands of applications on a larger screen without delay or interruption.As a testament to its proven solutions, Broadcom Miracast-compatible devices are among the first to interoperate with wireless display on Nexus 4 as part of Android 4.2, Jelly Bean. Industry leaders, including LG Electronics and Nintendo, have selected Broadcom for its connectivity expertise and now have the ability to add Miracast capabilities to improve the experience of their users. Through strategic partnerships and product innovation, Broadcom is playing a pivotal role in delivering Miracast solutions to support a broad spectrum of consumer electronics products for immediate deployment.In addition to its Miracast software solution, Broadcom offers a portfolio of wireless HDMI dongle designs that includes its dual-band MIMO Wi-Fi device and high-performance media processor. This high-performance, USB-powered solution leverages 5GHz MIMO technology in a compact design that adds Miracast capabilities to existing consumer devices, simplifies upgrades and lowers total cost for OEMs. "Intel is excited to collaborate with Broadcom on their Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast HDMI dongle solutions. This collaboration enables consumers who have a PC, phone or a tablet featuring Intel® Wireless Display to enjoy their personal and online content on an even broader set of consumer devices," said Kerry Forell, Intel WiDi Product Manager. Broadcom is extending its leadership as the first vendor to offer a wireless HDMI dongle design based on the IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, further reducing latency and enabling simultaneous high-definition video streaming across multiple devices.A range of Broadcom Miracast solutions are currently in production with major technology manufacturers and retailers.Best Buy's Rocketfish Miracast dongle is currently available at retail locations Miracast support for NVIDIA Tegra 4-powered devices will be available in Q2 2013 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.Patrick McGinnis, Vice President, Best Buy Exclusive Brands"Best Buy is dedicated to delivering technology products that provide more choice, value and improved experiences for our customers. As a leader in Wi-Fi innovation, Broadcom is an ideal partner for Best Buy as we introduce our Rocketfish dongle with Miracast technology for a new viewing and entertainment solution." Matt Wuebbling, Director, Tegra Product Marketing, NVIDIA"Pairing NVIDIA Tegra processors with Broadcom's leading wireless solutions will allow consumers to share photos, stream HD movies and play amazing games on the big screen seamlessly. We've worked closely with Broadcom to bring this groundbreaking wireless display technology to market."Edgar Figueroa, CEO, Wi-Fi Alliance"We congratulate Broadcom on its Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast reference design as well as inclusion of its software in our test bed. Broadcom's participation in the development of this program has been instrumental in the achievement of an industry-wide certification for this program."Dino Bekis, Broadcom Senior Director, Wireless Connectivity Combo Group"As a leader across all segments of the Wi-Fi market, Broadcom is uniquely positioned to drive mass adoption of Miracast technology. The integration of Broadcom's solution into a broad-based foundation of devices from major consumer electronics vendors and retailers will allow consumers to simply and effortlessly share content across the continuously expanding environment of connected devices." 1 IHS iSuppli Research, Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast? Press Release, September 12, 2012About BroadcomBroadcom 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.ContactsPressInvestorsPerrin CoxChris ZegarelliPublic RelationsSr. Director, Investor Relations408-922-7855949-926-7567pcox@broadcom.com czegarel@broadcom.com SOURCE Broadcom Corporation; BRCM Mobile & Wireless