Broadcom Rolls Out Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Chips

Irvine-based Broadcom rolled out two new chips today, including both a single-chip Wi-Fi product, and a Bluetooth system-on-a-chip. Broadcom's new Wi-Fi system-on-a-chip is part of its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) portfolio, and is aimed at low power consumer products. The company's new Bluetooth Smart chip is aimed at use in Android-based smartphones and tablets. Broadcom said that both chips are designed to help boost the "Internet of Things" market. The new Wi-Fi SOC, the BCM4390, is sampling now to early access customers and is aimed at reaching full production in Q4. The new Bluetooth chip, the BCM20732, is already in full production now.