Broadcom Revenue Drops Slightly in Q3

Irvine, Calif. — Third Quarter 2015 Results GAAP Non-GAAP Net revenue $2.19 billion Net income per share $.69 $.77 (including $.03 of other charges) ($.03 better than First Call consensus) Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today reported unaudited financial results for its third quarter…

IoT Fuels MCU Growth

Englewood, Colo. – Applications around the Internet of things (IoT), including connected cars, wearable electronics, and building automation, is fueling growth in the microcontroller (MCU) market. The MCU market for these and other IoT applications is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11 percent, from $1.7 billion in 2014 to…

Semiconductor Consolidation Drives 1H15 M&A

In high-tech “disruptive” is a good thing. Disruption was the driving force behind the majority of the high-technology mergers and acquisitions in the first half of 2015, with acceleration in deal-making during Q2. Corporate technology buyers pushed 2Q15 deals to a record $127.2 billon, which is higher than any quarter since 2000 and up 65…

Chip Maker Mergers: When 1+1=Risk

There will always be certain risks that a business can expect: a management turnover; a market correction; or taking on too much debt. In the electronics supply chain, the industry has become better at spotting risks, such as those that come with manufacturing and sourcing products offshore. But the more subtle risks, said Tom Galligani,…

Arrow’s Bird on Supplier Consolidation and Design

In his role as president of Arrow Electronics Inc.’s Americas components business, Alan Bird is responsible for all customer and supplier relationships, sales and the management of employees. During his 25 years in the electronics industry he has seen tremendous change, including the growth of outsourcing to China and other parts of Asia; economic recessions; the…

Broadcom Unveils First Secure MCUs with NFC

Irvine, Calif. – Broadcom Corp. has extended its StrataGX portfolio with a new family of secure microcontrollers (MCUs) that delivers advanced security and integrated NFC for a variety of low-power connected devices. The BCM58100 family is designed for a variety of embedded applications including mPOS terminals, personal computers, security systems, and home automation, including Internet…

Broadcom Posts Q3 Sales Increase

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today reported unaudited financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. “Better than anticipated revenue produced operating results above consensus for the quarter, driven by stronger Broadband and Connectivity revenue in the high-end smartphone and…