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BROADCOM EXPANDING SOC DESIGN CENTER IN TAIWAN.

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM), a provider of integrated circuits enabling broadband communications, is expanding its system-on-a-chip (SoC) research and development center in Hsinchu including increasing more than triple the number of engineers at the facility from 40 to 125 over the next three years.

The Broadcom Taiwan SoC Design Center focuses on Broadcom's networking and multimedia gateway technology and products.

"Broadcom wants to thank the Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs for its spirit of partnership and support for this Center," said Dr. Henry Samueli, Broadcom's chairman and chief technical officer, who attended ceremonies in Taipei for the formal announcement of the Center's expansion.

He noted that the Center will work closely with local research and academic institutions and area industry.

"Taiwan is home to world-class integrated circuit (IC) foundry facilities and high caliber IC engineering design talent," Dr. Samueli said. "With the tremendous growth opportunities in Asia, we have identified Taiwan as a key location from which to deploy our people. By leveraging our R&D, technical support and sales capabilities in Taiwan, Broadcom is effectively strengthening local customer and strategic relationships in this important and dynamic region."

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is a leading provider of highly integrated silicon solutions that enable broadband communications and networking of voice, video and data services. Using proprietary technologies and advanced design methodologies, Broadcom designs, develops and supplies complete system-on-a- chip solutions and related hardware and software applications for every major broadband communications market. Our diverse product portfolio includes solutions for digital cable and satellite set-top boxes; cable and DSL modems and residential gateways; high-speed transmission and switching for local, metropolitan, wide area and storage networking; home and wireless networking; cellular and terrestrial wireless communications; Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) gateway and telephony systems; broadband network processors; and SystemI/O(TM) server solutions.

For more information, call 949/450-8700 or visit http://www.broadcom.com.
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