Broadcom

Apple Supplier Broadcom Negotiating Deal for VMware

Apple supplier Broadcom is currently in talks to take over cloud-computing company and virtualization pioneer VMware — reports Bloomberg. Broadcom, primarily a chipmaker, manufactures hardware solutions for wireless communications and more in both consumer and enterprise products. The company is one of Apple's largest U.S.-based suppliers, providing Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and other wireless ships for the...

Broadcom Discloses New Deals with Apple, Collectively Worth $15 Billion

Chipmaker Broadcom disclosed in a filing today with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) it had entered into "two separate multi-year statement of work agreements” with Apple. According to the filing by Broadcom, “both are for the supply of a range of specified high-performance wireless components and modules to Apple for use in its products."...

Apple May Acquire Broadcom’s Wireless Chip Businesses Says JPMorgan

In a report published earlier this week, investment bank JPMorgan has said that Apple is the prime candidate for acquiring Broadcom's wireless chip businesses. The San Jose, California-based company is believed to be seeking bids for the businesses since it recently reclassified them as "noncore” assets. According to JPMorgan, Broadcom's wireless assets include three businesses...

Broadcom Forecasts Q4 Revenue Boost from New iPhones Launch

After reporting its Q3 profits that topped analysts’ estimates earlier today, Broadcom forecast its fourth-quarter revenue well above estimates largely based on high demand for components that power data centers, as well as the launch of Apple's new iPhones, Reuters is reporting. The chipmaker’s stock saw a 4% rise in extended trading following the report. The company saw its revenue...

Broadcom Makes $105 Billion USD Takeover Bid for Qualcomm

Broadcom unveiled on Monday a $105 billion takeover bid for Qualcomm, the biggest such effort ever in the technology industry and a prelude to a potential merger battle between two of the world’s biggest chip makers. According to a new report from Bloomberg, the proposed deal is the tech industry's largest attempted takeover and is destined to come...

Google Security Researcher Reveals Android WiFi Security Flaw, iOS 10.3.1 Patched

A Google Project Zero researcher has found some critical vulnerabilities including a remote code execution in Broadcom’s Wi-Fi system-on-chip (SoC) which if exploited can allow attackers to compromise smartphone devices like iOS and Android devices. In a blog post by the researcher, Gal Beniamini, he revealed that a hacker within the range of a shared WiFi network will potentially...

Apple Files Counterclaims vs Caltech; Settles Patent Dispute with Dot 23

MacRumors reports that Apple and its supplier Broadcom have jointly countersued the California Institute of Technology in an ongoing legal battle related to Wi-Fi. The two tech companies say patent infringement claims aren't valid and urged the court to invalidate the patents Caltech asserted in the lawsuit. Apple's argument was that Caltech doesn't "make, use,...

Apple Wireless Chip Supplier Forecasts Major Rebound

Broadcom, the leading supplier of Wi-Fi and other short-distance connectivity chips used in Apple's iPhone, is forecasting over 20% sequential growth in its wireless division this quarter, suggesting a surge in demand for a new version of the Cupertino company's flagship product, Bloomberg is reporting. “It’s largely the certain North American company that’s driving the bulk of the...

Apple Watch Likely to Feature Broadcom WiFi Chips [Chipworks]

Upon a close analysis of the video introduction of Apple Watch, in which Apple delayers what it calls the heart of the watch, the “S1" custom designed chip, the folks over at Chipworks have concluded that Apple’s wearable may sport WiFi chips supplied by Broadcom.  During the course of this explanation, Apple shows viewers a delayering...