At CES, Broadcom announced its automotive quality BCM89774 tri-band navigation chip, capable of seeing satellites from the US, Japan, Russia, China and Europe.
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.
The chipmaker has been working on new technology for its cable provider customers, including a TV dongle and a chip for faster broadband speeds.
The combination continues the consolidation in the chips business, as firms bulk up to better supply components to more connected gadgets.
The chipmakers both unveil new platforms to help smaller devices last a little longer.
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.
The mobile chipmaker expects to be moving to double-antenna 2x2 MIMO technology for mobile phones. Also: a new GPS chip for wearable devices.
At CES 2014, Broadcom announces two new 5G WiFi system-on-a-chips (SoCs) designed to deliver range and speed while using less power from the host device's CPU.
In an in-depth interview, Henry Samueli predicts a lot more bits in our future with multigigabit Wi-Fi, LTE, and home broadband. Moore's Law is a tougher challenge, but Broadcom plans high-end CPUs, too.
Broadcom's new line of integrated 5G Wi-Fi/Bluetooth chips will make it easier for automakers to add connected features to future cars.