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Broadcom Delivers Whole Home Connectivity with New MoCA®-Integrated HD Set-Top Box Technology for DIRECTV

Fully Integrated Broadcom® System-on-a-Chip Solution Opens the Way for Cost-Effective and Fast Multi-Room Entertainment

IRVINE, Calif., – May 10, 2011 – Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced its BCM7340 HD satellite set-top-box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) is powering the next generation of DIRECTV HD receivers that allow customers to watch shows recorded in HD on a DVR in any room in the home.

Broadcom's BCM7340 HD satellite STB SoC with integrated MoCA reduces overall cost and power requirements for deploying whole-home connected STBs. Broadcom's new SoC is built into DIRECTV's H25 HD receiver, a next generation networked set-top box that began shipping this month.

Key Facts:
The Broadcom BCM7340 HD satellite STB SoC solution features an integrated MoCA core for whole-home multimedia content sharing and power management for energy efficiency. Other key features include advanced audio/video decompression supporting the H.264 standard, rich on-screen graphics, a powerful CPU which improves overall system performance, and robust security technologies.

Compared to previous product generations, the DIRECTV HD H25 receiver features built-in MoCA, faster system performance, and a smaller enclosure that is mountable behind flat panel TVs.

Henry Derovanessian, Senior Vice President, Hardware Engineering, DIRECTV
"We continue to provide our customers with both the best viewing and user experience. With the introduction of the H25, DIRECTV can offer a small form factor, high performance, whole home connected set-top box that allows our customers to mount the receiver on a wall behind their flat panel TVs without the clutter of an entertainment center."

Dan Marotta, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Broadcom's Broadband Communications Group

"Broadcom is a leader in bringing to market cutting edge technology that fuels innovation in the connected home ecosystem. By driving the integration of key standards like MoCA, we can offer better system performance at a lower price point. The execution of DIRECTV's H25 receiver underscores our commitment to fostering the next generation connected home experience."

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Broadcom Corporation is a prominent 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 embedded 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®.

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