Broadcom Leads In Connectivity Chips

That brand new, Wi-fi connected tablet you got for Christmas? The new GPS-enabled smartphone you got in your stocking? All of that is good for Broadcom, the Irvine-based semiconductor maker, according to a report published Wednesday from ABI Research. According to the report, Broadcom is the leading supplier for chips powering Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, satellite positioning, near-field communications and ZigBee communications, and will "continue to dominate" in 2013.