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Broadcom Making Chips for Indian Cable

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A premier semiconductor solutions provider for wired and wireless communications -- Broadcom Corporation (BRCM) – recently signed a deal with IndusInd Media & Communications Ltd (:IMCL), one of the largest cable operators in India, to provide integrated system-on-a-chip (SoC) technology with integrated silicon tuner in new set-top boxes (STB) to facilitate standard definition (SD) digitized services for the emerging cable market in the country.

The BCM7013 devices by Broadcom features tested, high performance DVB-C cable tuner that is competent to meet the challenging RF (radio frequency) requirements for India’s cable networks. Broadcom continues to deliver innovation and technological excellence to subscribers and enable cable operators to migrate from analog to digital services and help them to enhance device performance and cut down costs

Broadcom’s devices enable IMCL to offer cost-efficient STBs with new capabilities such as Digital Video Recording (DVR) in USB drives, enhanced volume leveling and fast channel change acceleration for enhanced consumer experiences. The new technology is well suited to provide unmatched picture quality.

Broadcom is well placed in the fast-growing wired and wireless communications markets with cutting-edge solutions for a growing number of connected users, who are demanding more content and bandwidth.

Based in Irvine, CA, Broadcom is engaged in designing and marketing semiconductor components of network voice, video, and data traffic for various applications. Broadcom provides a portfolio of SoC and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices.

The company faces intense competition from other players in the industry, which include formidable names such as Juniper Networks, Inc (JNPR) and DSP Group Inc (DSPG).
Broadcom currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). One of its competitors, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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