Broadcom Gets Design Win With Brother

Irvine-based semiconductor firm Broadcom announced a design win this morning with printer manufacturer Brother. Broadcom said that Brother will be using its Near Field Communications (NFC) chips in a new line of NFC-enabled printers, along with its wireless LAN chips. The move will allow consumers to print and scan to their smart devices through an NFC and Wi-Fi enabled device. Financial impact of the win, and shipment volumes were not announced. The new printers are expected to ship sometime this month.