GlobalPlatform Welcomes Broadcom as Observer Member
14 December 2011 – GlobalPlatform today announced that Broadcom Corporation, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, has joined the organization as an Observer Member. Broadcom is a leading supplier of some of the most ubiquitous wireless technologies in the world and currently ranks as the most innovative semiconductor company on the Fortune 500.
Broadcom will bring a wealth of global experience in both hardware and software solutions across numerous business areas, including the mobile sector, to the organization and will support the industry in its mission to drive market adoption of harmonized industry standards.
Craig Ochikubo, Vice President and General Manager, Wireless Personal Area Networks, Broadcom Corporation, comments: “Broadcom is committed to its relationship with GlobalPlatform to enhance the development of the mobile commerce ecosystem and help make application deployment and management of near field communications (NFC) enabled devices standardized and widespread.”
Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, adds: “We look forward to welcoming Broadcom to the organization and benefiting from its depth and breadth of knowledge in the mobile market to further progress GlobalPlatform’s presence in this key sector.”
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