ARRIS International plc has finalised the completion of acquisition of the Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch business from Broadcom Limited. Dan Rabinovitsj will lead Ruckus Networks at ARRIS.
“I am proud to welcome the 1,700 talented Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch Business employees into the ARRIS family,” said Bruce McClelland, ARRIS CEO. “It’s an important milestone, not only for ARRIS but for our industries. Ruckus’ unmatched expertise in wireless and wired networking perfectly complements our growth strategy of driving towards a constantly connected, mobile future. The acquisition brings diversification to our portfolio, building on our strength in networking and helping us to serve new verticals. Ultimately, our combined portfolios and scale will help our customers and partners deliver a smart, simple connected world for billions of people.”
The deal strategically positions ARRIS for a new phase of growth by leveraging the companies’ combined technology assets to enable next-generation wireless and wired networks. The Ruckus target vertical markets span hospitality, education, government, service providers, multi-dwelling / tenant units, sports / entertainment venues, and transportation centres. Additionally, Ruckus’ trailblazing leadership in the small-cell CBRS LTE market represents an opportunity to deploy converged Wi-Fi and LTE using common cloud-based control and management capabilities….Read More
Broadcom Corporation has announced two new connectivity chips in its automotive portfolio. Broadcom’s automotive-grade wireless chips, featuring the latest in 5G WiFi and Bluetooth Smart technology, enable car makers and tier one integrators to keep pace with the speed and growth of consumer electronics and Internet of Things (IoT) industry. The new solutions deliver high-speed connectivity within and beyond the vehicle, providing Internet, cloud applications and entertainment content via telematics or hot spot connections.
Broadcom is offering the industry’s first 5G WiFi/Bluetooth Smart 2X2 MIMO combo chip with Real Simultaneous Dual Band (RSDB) support as well as a stand-alone tri-mode Bluetooth Smart (version 4.2) system-on-a-chip (SoC). Optimized to meet the rigorous standards of the automotive industry, all products have been tested to AECQ100 automotive environmental stress requirements, are manufactured in TS16949 certified facilities and offer full production part approval process (PPAP) support…Read more
Broadcom Corporation(NASDAQ: BRCM) has announced a new line of switch system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions optimized to address workforce mobility and evolving network requirements in the enterprise. Broadcom’s new StrataXGS BCM56340 Series delivers a broad range of innovative features that simplify the provisioning and monitoring of mobile user traffic whileproviding secure, seamless and high-speed connectivity to the data center and cloud-computing storage resources.
As the number of connected devices and emergence of cloud-based applications continues to climb, demand for higher-bandwidth enterprise networks is growing at a rapid pace. With the trend toward bring-your-own-device (BYOD) in the workplace, enterprise IT managers must adapt with scalable, affordable, secure platforms in a unified infrastructure.
Built on the proven StrataXGS architecture, the BCM56340 Series delivers more than 120 Gbps of line-rate performance with large forwarding tables, to meet the needs of a growing mobile user base in enterprise campus networks. App-IQ security intelligence distributes enterprise firewall capabilities among all access ports……See More
Broadcom Corporation has introduced the 28 nanometer (nm) XLP 200-Series, a new line of low-power multicore communications processor solutions optimized to meet the performance, scalability and efficiency demands of enterprise, service provider 4G/LTE, data center, cloud computing and software defined networking (SDN) environments.
The introduction demonstrates the successful integration of NetLogic Microsystems and notably expands Broadcom’s addressable market within the $3B communications processor market. Visit http://www.broadcom.com to learn more.on Jankov, Broadcom’s Senior Vice President & GM, Processors & Wireless Infrastructure…See More
Broadcom Corporation has introduced its family of 802.11ac (5G WiFi) chips designed for a broad range of product segments. The new IEEE 802.11ac chips are believed to be three times faster and up to six times more power efficient than equivalent 802.11n solutions.
5G WiFi is claimed to be the next generation Wi-Fi standard required for today’s mobile and video era. Based on 802.11ac, 5G WiFi is said to be a major evolutionary step from the existing 802.11a/b/g/n networks. Broadcom’s 5G WiFi is supposed to dramatically improve the wireless range in the home, allowing consumers to watch HD-quality video from more devices, in more places, simultaneously. The increased speed is said to enable consumers to download web content from a mobile device faster and quickly synch large files, such as videos, in a fraction of the time it would take on a similar 802.11n device. Since 5G WiFi transfers the same volume of data at a much faster rate, devices enter low-power mode faster, which results in significant power consumption advantages.
Digital-content consumption is estimated on a steep incline, with video content expected to reach approximately 90 percent of global consumer traffic, according to Cisco’s 2011 Visual Networking Index Forecast. At the same time, Internet traffic is shifting rapidly from wired to wireless networks. The increased reliance on wireless networks, the explosion of video consumption and the growing number of wireless devices being used are all putting tremendous stress on legacy 802.11a/b/g/n networks. As a result, consumers are prone to experience deteriorated performance, choppy videos and slower load times.
By creating more reliable whole-home coverage, Broadcom’s 5G WiFi technology is said to overcome the digital content and wireless device challenge. Broadcom’s family of 5G WiFi solutions includes the BCM4360, BCM4352, BCM43526 and BCM43516.
Broadcom Corporation has announced the appointment of Robert Finocchio, Jr. to its Board of Directors. Finocchio also was appointed to Broadcom’s Audit Committee.
In addition to becoming a member of Broadcom’s board of directors, Finocchio also serves on the board of Echelon Corporation. He has held senior roles at a range of industry-leading companies including chairman, chief executive officer and president of Informix Corporation and president of 3Com Systems. He is also the chairman of the board of trustees at Santa Clara University and Dean’s Executive Professor at the university’s Leavey School of Business.
Scott McGregor, President & CEO, Broadcom said, “Bob’s leadership, operational experience and industry knowledge in the network infrastructure markets makes him a strong addition to our board.”