Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Broadcom® Technology Powers the Hottest Products at International CES 2011

Latest 3DTV Set-Top Boxes, Internet-connected TVs, Smartphones, Tablets and Other Popular Devices Will Be Showcased at Broadcom's CES Booth

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2011, Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that it will showcase a variety of new technologies for digital video, wireless and mobile communications devices at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

These new technologies promise to advance the concept of a fully connected digital lifestyle. Broadcom® technology is designed to enhance the way consumers use their electronic devices to share digital content in and outside of the home, and the demonstrations at CES will touch all facets of the wired and wireless connectivity ecosystem.

"Whether it's a tablet, smartphone or Internet-connected HDTV, the most popular consumer electronics products in the market today all have one thing in common: they are powered by Broadcom technology," said Scott McGregor, President and CEO of Broadcom Corporation. "Broadcom technology touches millions of people every day and our solutions are enabling many of the most popular consumer electronics products available to connect to the Internet and with each other. Accessing the Internet from anywhere at any time and streaming and sharing content among multiple devices are driving consumers' desire for ubiquitous connectivity. No other company is as well positioned as Broadcom to enable the connected ecosystem and our technology on display at CES will showcase the latest advances and innovative features in a wide array of consumer electronics products."

Monday, January 03, 2011

Liverpool homes to receive broadband via electric power cables

Around thousand homes in Liverpool City will receive broadband speeds of up to 200Mbps via electric power cables.

The innovative broadband technology ‘powerline communications’ (PLC) will enable the consumers to get electricity as well as high speed internet access using the existing electric power network.

The Project SmartGrid will soon launch the trial in the new build homes of Plus Dane Homes where smart meters that display the consumer’s electricity and gas usage details, will also be installed.

Powerline technology has both plus and minus. Although power network is capable of delivering superfast broadband to remote areas, the new technology requires huge investments to build infrastructure and provide services.