Broadcom Corporation designs and develops semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. It provides a portfolio of system-on-a-chip (SoC) and software solutions. The company’s products deliver voice, video, data, and multimedia connectivity in the home, office, and mobile environment. Its Broadband Communications segment offers cable modem SoCs; femtocell SoCs; MPEG/AVC/VC-1 encoders and transcoders; xDSL, xPON, and cable modem customer premises equipment and central office solutions; powerline networking SoCs; and digital cable, direct broadcast satellite, terrestrial, and Internet protocol (IP) set-top box SoCs. The company’s Mobile and Wireless segment provides Wi-Fi and Bluetooth SoCs, wireless connectivity combo chips, global positioning system/ global navigation satellite system SoCs, EDGE/3G and 4G baseband solutions, multimedia processors, applications processors, power management units, voice over IP SoCs, mobile TV SoCs, near field communications tags, and cellular radio frequency (RF) chips. Its Infrastructure and Networking segment offers Ethernet copper transceivers, Ethernet controllers and switches, backplane and optical front-end physical layer devices, security processors and adapters, broadband processors, and microwave modems and RF. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales force, distributors, and manufacturers’ representatives in the United States; and through regional offices, and a network of independent distributors and representatives in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. Broadcom Corporation was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.