LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 2008 International CES -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, and Trolltech(R) (OSLO: TROLL), the leading cross-platform software development company, today announced a partnership to deliver a complete multimedia-enabled voice over IP (VoIP) development platform for IP phone manufacturers. The combination of Broadcom's proven VoIP technology and Trolltech's upcoming Qtopia software offerings for broadband devices enables a feature-rich graphical user experience as well as exceptional voice and video quality. The VoIP platform will provide OEMs with an integrated software package that enables faster time-to-market for the development of next generation IP phones.
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — 2008 International CES — Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, and Trolltech(R) (OSLO: TROLL), the leading cross-platform software development company, today announced a partnership to deliver a complete multimedia-enabled voice over IP (VoIP) development platform for IP phone manufacturers. The combination of Broadcom's proven VoIP technology and Trolltech's upcoming Qtopia software offerings for broadband devices enables a feature-rich graphical user experience as well as exceptional voice and video quality. The VoIP platform will provide OEMs with an integrated software package that enables faster time-to-market for the development of next generation IP phones.
Trolltech's Qtopia is a software application platform and user interface for embedded Linux(R) devices that has been optimized for Broadcom(R) BCM1103 VoIP processors and its VideoCore(R) II-based BCM1180 multimedia co-processor. Trolltech's upcoming Qtopia software offerings for broadband devices will support unified communications (including voice and video calls, and visual messaging) as well as full web integration. Qtopia software enables users to easily access any website or multimedia content, turning the IP phone into the communications center of the digital home.
"As Internet telephony becomes a more mainstream solution, and the need for highly integrated, high performance VoIP solution increases, leading phone manufacturers will continue looking to Broadcom as their supplier of IP phone chips," says Martyn Humphries, Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom's VoIP line of business. "With Trolltech's ability to provide the development tools and frameworks, we enable our customers to provide high functionality Multimedia IP Startpoint(TM) devices and a great user interface to the market more rapidly."
Broadcom's advanced BCM1103 VoIP processor and BCM1180 video and multimedia co-processor combines superior voice services with rich graphical content, including two-way H.264 CIF video calling. The BCM1103 features an integrated MIPS(R) processor, a digital signal processing (DSP) processor, a Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch and Fast Ethernet (FE) physical layer devices (PHYs). The BCM1180 is software compatible with the established VideoCore family, allowing rapid development of next generation products and backward compatibility for applications software. This highly integrated video and multimedia processor for advanced desktop multimedia VoIP products combines video and audio processing, polyphonic sound synthesis, an LCD controller, and SRAM on a single chip.
The BCM1180 is optimized for video conferencing, video playback, and multimedia streaming applications, but requires very low power. The BCM1103 plus BCM1180 enables manufacturers to build IP phones with integrated GbE switching and other essential features to support improved voice quality, guaranteed voice security, and advanced graphics-driven multimedia applications that demand more processing power.
"The combination of Broadcom's leading VoIP silicon portfolio and unique, yet comprehensive PhonexChange(TM) VoIP software package has proven to be a compelling and powerful platform for building exciting new services and attractive user experiences," said Haavard Nord, CEO for Trolltech. "Our Qtopia software is the foundation for 10 million plus consumer electronic devices worldwide so this partnership with Broadcom will enable their customers to build customized next generation IP and mobile devices with robust voice, video, web and multimedia features."
Broadcom Corporation is a major technology innovator and global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment. We provide the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art, system-on-a-chip and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices. These solutions support our core mission: Connecting everything(R).
Broadcom is one of the world's largest fabless semiconductor companies, with 2006 revenue of $3.67 billion, and holds over 2,300 U.S. and 1,000 foreign patents, more than 7,100 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video and data.
Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Broadcom may be contacted at +1.949.926.5000 or at http://www.broadcom.com.
Trolltech creates cross-platform application development frameworks for desktop and mobile device innovation. Trolltech's software increases the appeal of our customers' desktop applications and devices while reducing their risks and software development costs. Trolltech's technologies accelerate the evolution of software by unleashing the creative power of the developer.
Trolltech software is the foundation for thousands of leading products worldwide, many from Global 2000 companies. Trolltech is a second-generation open source company, with a dual licensing business model that supports open source values and methodology in a profitable, sustainable business. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TROLL. For more information about Trolltech, please visit http://www.trolltech.com.
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