Broadcom (BRCM) Launches WiFi and Bluetooth Combo Chip - Analyst Blog

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Leading semiconductor solutions provider Broadcom Corp ( BRCM )  recently announced the launch of BCM4358 - the latest and most powerful 5G WiFi (802.11ac) 2x2 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) combo chip for high-end  mobile devices.

The BCM4358 combo chip delivers a speed of 650 Mbps WiFi data throughput, along with significantly better coexistence of Bluetooth. This will enable users to connect to multiple WiFi and Bluetooth devices simultaneously while enjoying faster downloads and matchless video streaming performance. The chip also features increased indoor location accuracy.

WiFi technology is being globally adopted across various product segments and delivers reliable and faster Internet speeds for a more effective way of power line communication. The combination of 5G WiFi and 2x2 MIMO is an excellent proposition for smartphones and tablets, which doubles the WiFi connectivity performance with less networking issues due to multi-radio usage.

Smartphones and tablets have become an integral part of the current digital life. Broadcom continues to deliver unique features and capabilities to this rapidly growing market. The higher capacity and improved power management enhances the performance of all WiFi certified portable devices.

Based in Irvine, CA, Broadcom is engaged in designing and marketing semiconductor components of network voice, video, and data traffic for various applications. The company continues to drive innovation and engineering excellence across a broad range of communication end markets to help its customers enhance device performance and overall efficiency.

Broadcom currently has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Other stocks that look promising and are worth a look in the industry include TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. ( TQNT ) and Cypress Semiconductor Corporation ( CY ), both carrying a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and DSP Group Inc ( DSPG ), carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).


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