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Broadcom working on high-end smartphone chips

Broadcom's CTO, Henry Samueli, said at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that the company is developing high-end smartphone processor chips for release by the end of this year.

Broadcom's CTO, Henry Samueli, said at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that the company is developing high-end smartphone processor chips for release by the end of this year.

 
The wireless and broadband semiconductor firm plans to expand its processor portfolio over the next two years with chips that cater for the higher end of the market, according to Samueli, with the first ones out later this year.
 
The company has previously catered for low-priced smartphones and feature phones, but now that more and more people are looking for a phone that can do more, and do it faster, Broadcom has decided to change its direction.
 
 
Samueli told Reuters that Broadcom is pretty much ready in terms of having the capability to make the chips in question, but that designing them into products, testing them and certifying them will delay the process.
 
A number of smartphone manufacturers have signed up to use the Broadcom chips, but Samueli would not say which companies these were.
 
Source: Reuters

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