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Broadcom 5G WiFi Selected for Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac Test Suite

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Broadcom 5G WiFi Selected for Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac Test Suite

08:00 EDT Thursday, June 20, 2013

Chosen as Industry Benchmark for Testing and Validating 802.11ac Products

IRVINE, Calif., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

News Highlights:

  • Wi-Fi Alliance incorporates Broadcom® 5G WiFi technology in Wi-Fi CERTIFIED? ac test suite
  • BCM4360 for client devices and routers is one of the first chips to become Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced the Wi-Fi Alliance has selected Broadcom 5G WiFi for its Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac test suite. Broadcom's BCM4360 is one of the first products to achieve certification and will be incorporated into the test suite for validating interoperability among future products. For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac is the latest certification program from Wi-Fi Alliance, based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard. It can deliver up to gigabit per second data rates and enables new applications ranging from more robust multimedia streaming to faster file transfers. With higher capacity and improved power management, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac readily handles today's demanding applications and paves the way for new products and services.

"Broadcom has played a pivotal role in accelerating the rollout of 802.11ac technology," said Rahul Patel, Broadcom Vice President, Product Marketing, Wireless Connectivity Combos.  "We were first to introduce 802.11ac products to the market and have taken an active role in driving adoption across all product segments.  As a connectivity leader, Broadcom is dedicated to the continued advancement of Wi-Fi standards and is honored to have its 5G WiFi products be part of the Wi-Fi Alliance ac program."

"We congratulate Broadcom on achieving selection to the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac test suite," said Wi-Fi Alliance President and CEO Edgar Figueroa. "Broadcom began actively evangelizing this new wireless standard well over a year ago and has been instrumental in the development of our industry-wide certification program."

Broadcom has a full portfolio of 5G WiFi solutions for all product segments, including the flagship BCM4335 combo chip for performance smartphones and tablets, and the recently introduced 5G WiFi chips for entry level devices and the connected home.

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.

About Broadcom Broadcom 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

Broadcom®, the pulse logo, Connecting everything® and the Connecting everything logo 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.




Susan Vander May

Chris Zegarelli

Senior Manager, Public Relations (MWG)

Senior Director, Investor Relations



SOURCE Broadcom Corporation; BRCM Mobile & Wireless

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