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K-Touch Selects Broadcom Android Smartphone Platform

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

K-Touch Selects Broadcom Android Smartphone Platform

08:00 EDT Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Builds on Ecosystem of Low-Cost HSPA+ Smartphones Running on China Unicom Network

IRVINE, Calif., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

News Highlights:

  • Broadcom® 3G solution integrated into new K-Touch W68 smartphone
  • W68 smartphone includes a 1GHz dual core applications processor, HSPA+ modem, 3G/2G dual-SIM dual-standby and Broadcom's advanced wireless connectivity technologies
  • VideoCore® multimedia enables high-resolution video and camera functionality, vivid graphics for mobile gaming and 3D capabilities for navigation and advanced interfaces

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060609/BROADCOMLOGO)

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that Chinese cellphone manufacturer K-Touch has chosen Broadcom's latest 3G HSPA+ platform ? the BCM21663 ? for its new W68 Android-based smartphone.  Powered by a dual core Cortex A9 processor, Broadcom's platform enables K-Touch to provide customers with an entry-level smartphone that can perform at faster speeds and operate on China Unicom's growing 3G network.  For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.

As more users adopt smartphones, particularly in emerging markets, the demand for low-cost devices that deliver robust functionality is on the rise.  According to ABI Research, smartphones with a price point of $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 Leading mobile brands such as K-Touch have chosen Broadcom's 3G platforms to deliver affordable smartphones that feature powerful graphics and application processing, advanced HSPA+ and dual-SIM dual standby capabilities, and wireless connectivity technologies including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM and GPS.

"K-Touch is dedicated to bringing smartphones to market that provide faster access and value-added applications," said Rong Xiuli, K-Touch CEO.  "By partnering with Broadcom and China Unicom, our W68 smartphone offers customers high-end connectivity and functionality at an accessible price."

"Broadcom's complete, integrated platforms provide device manufacturers with the technologies to affordably deliver smartphones that include premium features such as HSPA+," said Nambi Seshadri, Broadcom Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Platform Solutions.  "As the appetite for smartphones grows, we will continue to work with our OEM partners to develop smartphones with excellent user experiences, at affordable prices."

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:

K-Touch's W68 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 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.

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Lydia Chan

Chris Zegarelli

Manager, Public Relations

Senior Director, Investor Relations

408-922-1923

949-926-7567

lydiac@broadcom.com

czegarel@broadcom.com

SOURCE Broadcom Corporation; BRCM Mobile & Wireless

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