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High-Capacity Switch from Broadcom

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Leading semiconductor solutions provider Broadcom Corp (BRCM) recently announced a high capacity StrataXGS switch to lead 10 gigabit ethernet into mobile backhaul networks.

The StrataXGS BCM56450 switch is suitable for new service networks and is a highly integrated carrier ethernet switch addressing the increasing demand for mobile data and escalating video traffic. This new switch include innovative features such as a control-plane processor, traffic management, packet timing recovery and advanced operation, administration and maintenance (:OAM) functions.

This new switch equips carriers with high-performing services to support their mobile backhaul needs that are increasing by leaps and bounds. This new product line of Broadcom is an initiative to particularly address increased mobile data traffic, which is expected to increase 12-fold by 2018 with a 60% annual rise in video traffic.

Broadcom's new StrataXGS BCM56450 switch aims to deliver optimal performance and a better quality-of-service to the carriers. Broadcom is focused on innovating technologies related to connectivity, bandwidth and content, which enable it to capture a sizeable market share.

Based in Irvine, Calif., 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 #3 (Hold). Other stocks that look promising and are worth a look include Marvell Technology Group Ltd (MRVL), TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (TQNT) and NeoPhotonics Corporation (NPTN), each carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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