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Vestel Selects Broadcom’s European Digital TV Solution

by david.nunes

BERLIN, Germany – IFA 2010 – September 2, 2010 – Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that Vestel has selected Broadcom system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for a new line of DVB-T/S-based high definition televisions (HDTVs) that will be demonstrated at IFA.

Included in Vestel’s selection is Broadcom’s highly integrated and advanced BCM3556 digital TV (DTV) SoC solution, the BCM4505 DVB-S2 advanced modulation satellite receiver SoC, and BCM4323x Intensi-fi XLR 802.11n Wi-Fi media devices.

Highlights/Key Facts:

· Vestel, one of Turkey’s largest home and professional appliances manufacturing companies, holds significant share in the consumer electronics market (including televisions) in Europe.

· Designed for worldwide compatibility, the Broadcom BCM3556 video decoder SoC enables superior picture quality, high performance and a host of features to greatly enhance the consumers’ entertainment experience.

o Key features include an advanced video decoder, 3D graphics core and support for either WXGA or 1080p high definition (HD) resolutions.

o Supports global connectivity standards such as a digital video broadcast-terrestrial (DVB-T) demodulator, PAL, sequential colour with memory (SECAM) video support, and near instantaneous compounded audio multiplex (NICAM) audio support.

o Supports advanced home network connectivity with an integrated Ethernet media access controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY) device that enables the chip to connect with multiple home networking devices such as media servers, PCs, MP3 and portable media players. As a result, users can share and stream digital music, photos and movies and broadcast content to and from connected TVs.

· The highly integrated BCM4505 satellite receiver solution features an integrated CMOS tuner and advanced modulation decoder that support DVB-S2 broadcast, DVB-S, QPSK and 8PSK applications.

· The BCM4323x includes both the BCM43235 and BCM43236 and delivers the highest SoC-level integration available in the market today with fully integrated radio transceivers. The BCM43235 supports the latest generation 2×2 2.4GHz-only solution for entry level Wi-Fi connectivity required by current data applications. The BCM43236 supports a 2×2 dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) solution for high-resolution video streaming applications.

· Vestel is leveraging Broadcom’s wireless devices to support the performance levels required by segment for its latest DTV product portfolio. From unparalleled video over Wi-Fi performance on the high-end to basic connectivity enabling the growing number of media-over-Wi-Fi applications, Broadcom delivers the required target performance while driving down the size and total cost of the wireless solution.

Supporting Quotes:

Murat Sarpel (M.Sc.EEE), General Manager, R&D, Vestel Group of Companies

“As a leading provider of televisions in Europe, we are focused on meeting consumer demand for TVs with high performance, superior picture quality and advanced features. We look forward to working with Broadcom to meet this demand and deliver superior televisions to Europe.”

Paul Gray, Director TV Electronics Research, DisplaySearch

“Digital TV in Europe is forecast to grow rapidly in 2010 and 2011, as analogue switch-off programs complete in countries most dependent on broadcast reception. At the same time, free to air HD broadcasts are launching in 11 European countries this year, with rapid expansion of coverage in 2011. There was significant growth in 2009 with consumers encouraged by economic recovery in Eastern Europe and analog switch-off projects in Spain, Italy, France and the UK. There are plenty of new features underpinned by rapidly expanding HD services. DisplaySearch estimates that 57 million TVs will be sold in Europe in 2010, up 18 percent on 2009, with almost 61 million expected to ship in 2011.”

Dan Marotta, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Broadcom’s Broadband Communications Group

“We are committed to developing highly integrated and advanced TV technology that supports worldwide compatibility and standards, and the new line of Vestel TVs will deliver high-quality home entertainment to consumers.”

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Broadcom’s Set-Top Box Technology Powers the EchoStar SlingLoaded 922 HD DVR

The Broadcom BCM7400 Combines Advanced Audio/Video Decompression to Support On-Screen Graphics and Security

IRVINE, Calif. – September 2, 2010 – Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that the Broadcom BCM7400 satellite STB SoC solution has been chosen by leading digital media equipment company EchoStar Technologies L.L.C., a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (Nasdaq: SATS), for its SlingLoaded 922 high definition digital video recorder (HD DVR).

This is the world’s first HD DVR to incorporate place-shifting technology enabling users to easily watch their home television on other consumer electronics devices such as laptop computers and smartphones.

EchoStar delivered the SlingLoaded 922 HD DVR to the pay-TV market this year, bringing a breakthrough TV experience to subscribers.

Highlights/Key Facts:

· Broadcom’s BCM7400 satellite STB SoC solution provides secure access, storing and sharing multiple types of digital media, including HDTV programs, video-on-demand (VoD), Internet content, digital video, music and photos.

· It combines advanced audio/video decompression supporting the H.264 standard, rich on-screen graphics, a powerful CPU, and robust security technologies.

· The SlingLoaded 922 is an entertainment centerpiece developed by EchoStar and its Sling Media, Inc. that combines the best of video and IP technologies enabling users to watch and control their favorite TV shows and sporting events from anywhere in the world via a broadband Internet connection on their laptop or mobile phone. With the ability to access multiple video sources, viewers will have a multitude of shows to watch, and with a massive 1 terabyte hard drive, the 922 provides up to 1,000 hours of media storage which includes hard drive support for additional media storage.

Supporting Quotes:

Mark Jackson, President, EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.

“Satellite, telecommunications and cable operators can benefit from the design and engineering expertise included in the award-winning 922. The Broadcom solution is an important tool for powering the all new graphic-rich user interface.”

Dan Marotta, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Broadcom’s Broadband Communications Group

“With the growing popularity of HDTV and DVR technologies, consumers demand more than just a static television viewing experience – they want a true multimedia experience. Broadcom’s many years of expertise in designing chips for the cable, satellite and TV industries enables us to develop solutions that meet the high performance requirements of advanced TV technologies as well as the sophisticated, on-screen graphics for EchoStar’s unique user interface. The SlingLoaded 922 underscores our commitment to enhancing the consumer entertainment experience in the home.”

About EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.

EchoStar Technologies L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, spans 25 years of delivering innovations in TV entertainment, advanced set-top boxes, and end-to-end video delivery systems. EchoStar designs and engineers products for satellite, IPTV, cable, terrestrial and consumer electronics markets worldwide by combining engineering, supply chain, manufacturing and service into one company. With more than 2,000 professional employees worldwide, EchoStar provides customers with competitive business strategies, practices, and reduced product and operational costs. For more information, please visit www.echostar.com.

About Broadcom

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, one of the world’s largest fabless communications semiconductor companies, with 2009 revenue of $4.49 billion, holds more than 4,300 U.S. and 1,800 foreign patents, and has more than 7,900 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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