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Broadcom unveils single chip 802.11g part

The part combines the capabilities of three chips into one, making it smaller and less expensive.

Chipmaker Broadcom announced Tuesday a single chip 802.11g part for notebook, handhelds and consumer electronics devices. The part, called BCM4318, combines the capabilities of three chips into one, making it smaller and less expensive. The chip is currently available in limited quantities to select partners.

Broadcom began shipping a single chip 802.11b part in September 2003. Competitor Atheros has had a single chip 802.11g part available since April.