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 combination continues the consolidation in the chips business, as firms bulk up to better supply components to more connected gadgets.
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 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.
The graphics chipmaker, which plans to wind down its Icera wireless chip business, expects to incur charges of $100 million to $125 million this year.
Decades of progress creating conventional computer chips will stall in the coming years, forcing some far-out ideas on semiconductor makers. Carbon nanotubes or quantum computing, anyone?
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.