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Broadcom's new real dual-band Wi-Fi chip speeds things up

Broadcom announced the first 802.11 Wi-Fi chip that enables mobile devices to transmit and receive data over the 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands at the same time.

By March 2, 2015


Big future in Broadcom's little set-top box?

The chipmaker has been working on new technology for its cable provider customers, including a TV dongle and a chip for faster broadband speeds.

By February 1, 2015


Chipmakers Avago, Broadcom join forces in $37B merger

The combination continues the consolidation in the chips business, as firms bulk up to better supply components to more connected gadgets.

By May 28, 2015


Broadcom, TI try adding more charge to smartwatch batteries

The chipmakers both unveil new platforms to help smaller devices last a little longer.

By February 25, 2015


Broadcom tries tickling developer interest with $20 multi-sensor kit

In an effort to prod gadget makers to build new Net-connected devices, the chipmaker announces a compact kit that can be turned directly into products.

By August 27, 2014


Inside Google's master plan for faster, sharper streaming video

Google is working on a new technology called VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to patent issues with a rival standard, it has a chance to catch on.

By August 28, 2015


ARM eyes security firm with focus on Internet of Things, report says

The chip designer is reportedly in talks to spend about $80 million on Israel-based Sansa Security, which would help it compete in the growing market for connected devices.

By June 1, 2015


Intel partners up to bring Rezence wireless charging to the people

Intel is looking to drive adoption of Rezence, partnering with Targus and Chinese manufacturer Haier to get wireless charging standard into homes, hotels, restaurants and more.

By June 2, 2015


Intel to buy Altera for $16.7B as chipmakers consolidate

The world's largest chipmaker, looking ahead to changes in computing, makes its biggest acquisition ever.

By June 1, 2015


Intel's $15B deal for chipmaker Altera heats back up

Yet another multibillion-dollar deal in the chips world could be coming as soon as next week, according to a report.

By May 29, 2015