Broadcom's New Bluetooth Chips Rate Double the Talk Time, Faster Charging
Today Broadcom announced its latest series of Bluetooth silicon. Broadcom's new system-on-a-chip CMOS Bluetooth radios use 65 nanometer processes, and offer improvements across the board. According to Broadcom, the BCM2074x family of Bluetooth headset chips have new wind and noise reduction algorithms, support for multiple language voice prompts, and the ability to charge five times faster than previous chips. The 65nm processes also contributes to better power management, and Broadcom says this new series of chips should offer double the talk time when compared to its previous series of Bluetooth products. The chips support Bluetooth versions 2.0, 2.1 and 3.0 and are already sampling.
Broadcom Talks Up Power Efficient Smartwatch Chip
Broadcom today announced a new platform for Android Wear smartwatches that promises to deliver major gains in battery life. The Broadcom wearable system-on-a-chip includes a quad-core Cortex A7 application processor and 2G/3G modem support.
Broadcom to Cut Up to 1,900 Jobs
Broadcom Limited said it plans to reduce its headcount by about 1,900 jobs. The cuts will be made across Broadcom's global facilities and the company expects to take a charge of $650 million to cover the cost of the cuts.
Avago Technologies May Buy Broadcom
Avago Technologies is in advanced talks to acquire Broadcom, reports the Wall Street Journal. Terms of the deal are not yet available, and the Journal's sources say the deal may not be signed.
Broadcom Takes Aim at Qualcomm with Unsolicited $130B Bid
Broadcom today made an unsolicited offer to buy Qualcomm for $70 per share, a deal valued at approximately $130 billion. According to Broadcom, the merged entity would be a diverse communications semiconductor company that would be able to accelerate innovation, deliver more advanced products, and create compelling financial savings/efficiencies.
When, when, when?!!!!?
But all that matters to the end consumers is when, whne, when, probably not til the 2nd half of next year, just a guess.