Broadcom Ships New Energy Efficient Ethernet Chips

Irvine-based Broadcom announced this morning that it has shipped a new set of products that conform to the Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard, a new IEEE standard for Ethernet chips which saves up to 70 percent energy compared with current Ethernet equipment. According to Broadcom, it has rolled out a portfolio of silicon which includes enterprise and metro class switches, single, quad, and octal Gigabit Ethernet PHYs, dual and qual 10GbE PHYs, 10/100 and 1GbE controllers,, and 10GbE converged network interface controllers. The products all conform with the IEEE 802.3az-2010 Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard.