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WIDCOMM Announces Demo and Distribution Agreement with Broadcom; Broadcom to Team its Blutonium Chip with WIDCOMM's Bluetooth Software for Windows.



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SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2001

WIDCOMM(R) Inc., a leader in short-range wireless communications wireless communications

System using radio-frequency, infrared, microwave, or other types of electromagnetic or acoustic waves in place of wires, cables, or fibre optics to transmit signals or data.
 and Bluetooth networking, today announced an agreement with Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq:BRCM BRCM Broadcom Corporation (stock abbreviation, AMEX)
BRCM Master Chief Boilermaker (USN rating) 
), the leading provider of integrated circuits Integrated circuits

Miniature electronic circuits produced within and upon a single semiconductor crystal, usually silicon. Integrated circuits range in complexity from simple logic circuits and amplifiers, about 1/20 in. (1.
 enabling broadband communications. The agreement allows Broadcom(R) to demonstrate and distribute WIDCOMM's BTW "By the way." See digispeak.

(chat) BTW - By the way.
 Bluetooth Communications Software for Windows(R) with Broadcom's Blutonium(TM) chipsets.

Broadcom's Bluetooth customers will be able to evaluate WIDCOMM's BTW protocol stack and the Broadcom BCM BCM Baylor College of Medicine
BCM Become
BCM Business Communications Manager (Nortel)
BCM Broadcom Corporation
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2033 single-chip solution for Bluetooth wireless applications together. Broadcom will distribute an evaluation copy of WIDCOMM's BTW for customers interested in the combined solution.

Broadcom's BCM2033 single chip solution consists of a Bluetooth v1.1 qualified radio and baseband integrated together to provide a high performance, low power single chip solution. WIDCOMM's BTW provides an upper layer protocol (protocol) Upper Layer Protocol - 1. (ULP, or upper-layer protocol) Any protocol residing in OSI layers five or above.

The Internet protocol suite includes many upper layer protocols representing a wide variety of applications e.g. FTP, NFS, RPC, and SMTP.
 stack, an extensive array of Bluetooth profiles, an integrated user interface, and localization Customizing software and documentation for a particular country. It includes the translation of menus and messages into the native spoken language as well as changes in the user interface to accommodate different alphabets and culture. See internationalization and l10n.  support for multiple languages. Currently BTW supports the Windows(R) 98SE, Windows(R) Me and Windows(R) 2000 platforms; soon it will also support Windows(R) XP. The combined offering is a turnkey Bluetooth solution for PC OEMs and is fully compliant with v.1.1 of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is the body that oversees the development of Bluetooth standards and the licensing of the Bluetooth technologies and trademarks to manufacturers.  (SIG) standard.

"We chose to distribute WIDCOMM's software because its BTW application works seamlessly with Broadcom's Blutonium products to provide reliable, feature-rich Bluetooth applications for the Windows environment," commented Scott Bibaud, Director of Marketing for Broadcom's Bluetooth products. "Now customers will be able to evaluate both premier products at the same time and be assured of strict compliance with Bluetooth's interoperability standards."

"WIDCOMM's BTW running on Broadcom's chipset gives Broadcom customers a complete solution that enables them to produce prototypes earlier and bring products to market faster," said Ron Wong, WIDCOMM's Director of Marketing.

WIDCOMM's core Bluetooth protocol software is the world's first Bluetooth Qualification Body (BQB BQB Bluetooth Qualification Body
BQB Bioengineering Quiz Bowl (BMES)
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)-certified product. Similarly, Broadcom's BCM2001, another product in the Blutonium family, was the world's first radio transceiver developed in a standard digital CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) Pronounced "c-moss." The most widely used integrated circuit design. It is found in almost every electronic product from handheld devices to mainframes.  process to achieve BQB certification.

About WIDCOMM

WIDCOMM, Inc. ("Wireless Internet and Data/Voice Communications"), is a leading provider of wireless connectivity solutions based on Bluetooth technology. WIDCOMM is the first company to take Bluetooth from a cable replacement technology to the next level -- networking -- and the first to bring certified Bluetooth software to the world. Developers can build their own Bluetooth applications and products with WIDCOMM's broad line of development kits. The company's mission is to create core technologies that enable leading consumer electronics, networking, telecommunication and semiconductor companies to bring complete, interoperable Bluetooth networking solutions to market quickly and easily. For more information, please visit www.WIDCOMM.com.

Note to Editors: Broadcom(R) and Blutonium(TM) are trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to WIDCOMM. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
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