Broadcom's 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller Supports HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 as World's First LAN-on-Motherboard Solution on a Leading Server Platform

HP's New BL495c Blade Server and NC532m Flex-10 Mezzanine Card Includes Broadcom(R) 10GbE C-NIC and 10GbE Switching Technologies

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its single-chip, dual port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) converged network interface controller (C-NIC) supports HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 as a standard LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) solution in the newly introduced HP BL495c blade servers as well as the new NC532m Flex-10 mezzanine card for the HP BladeSystem. The new server line from HP also includes Broadcom(R) 10GbE switching technology, establishing Broadcom as a prominent 10GbE networking solutions provider for next generation data centers and servers.

10GbE connectivity not only meets the increasingly higher bandwidth requirements of application workloads, but also addresses network bandwidth limitations associated with virtualizing an IT infrastructure. Broadcom's 10GbE C-NIC and switching technologies help the new HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10GbE module provide unparalleled input/output (I/O) capacity, which can be allocated and fine-tuned to eliminate network and performance bottlenecks. The higher 10GbE speed eliminates the need to have multiple GbE ports in a server platform, which allows enterprise server manufacturers, such as HP, to benefit from higher speed solutions that are feature-rich and cost-optimized for high volume deployments.

"We are very excited that our 10GbE C-NIC is shipping as the first LAN-on- motherboard solution on a leading server platform and supporting HP Virtual Connect Flex-10. This milestone, along with the adoption of our 10GbE switch, speaks volumes about the quality and acceptance of our end-to-end 10GbE technology," said Nariman Yousefi, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Broadcom's Enterprise Networking Group. "We are pleased to have contributed our technology to the industry's first server with 10GbE standard on the motherboard and look forward to our continued collaboration with HP as the industry transitions from Gigabit Ethernet to 10GbE."

"Customers are looking to HP for virtualization solutions that save money while delivering unparalleled performance and functionality," said Mark Potter, Vice President & General Manager, BladeSystem, HP. "HP's new industry standard Virtual Connect Flex-10, working with Broadcom's 10GbE C-NIC solution, eliminates the network connectivity limitations typically associated with virtualizing workloads by providing enhanced flexibility, better control and higher performance, all at significantly reduced costs."

Broadcom's Leadership in 10GbE Technology

To date, Broadcom is the only silicon vendor with all of the networking components (controller, switch and physical layer devices) necessary to build a complete end-to-end 10GbE data center. This complete portfolio of 10GbE network infrastructure solutions enables OEM partners to enhance their next generation servers and data centers.

About Broadcom

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 2007 revenue of $3.78 billion, and holds over 3,000 U.S. and over 1,300 foreign patents, more than 7,600 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video, data and multimedia.

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

Cautions regarding Forward Looking Statements:

All statements included or incorporated by reference in this release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry and business, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions made by us, all of which are subject to change. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "could," "potential," "continue," "ongoing," similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. Examples of such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our continued collaboration with HP as the industry transitions from Gigabit Ethernet to 10GbE. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.

Important factors that may cause such a difference for Broadcom in connection with 10GbE C-NIC and switching solutions include, but are not limited to

-- The rate at which our present and future customers and end-users adopt Broadcom's technologies and products in the markets for 10GbE C-NIC and switching technologies;

-- Delays in the adoption and acceptance of industry standards in those markets;

-- Our ability to timely and accurately predict market requirements and evolving industry standards and to identify opportunities in new markets;

-- The timing, rescheduling or cancellation of significant customer orders and our ability, as well as the ability of our customers, to manage inventory;

-- General economic and political conditions and specific conditions in the markets we address, including the volatility in the technology sector and semiconductor industry.

Additional factors that may cause Broadcom's actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to the list that can be found at

Our Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other Securities and Exchange Commission filings discuss the foregoing risks as well as other important risk factors that could contribute to such differences or otherwise affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. The forward-looking statements in this release speak only as of this date. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement, except as required by law.

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