Broadcom opens Cambridge research facility - Embedded.com

Broadcom opens Cambridge research facility

LONDON — Broadcom has opened an office in Cambridg, that will focus on research and development for the company's Mobile & Wireless Group and Broadband Communications Group. The company has 85 engineers at the the Cambridge Science Park facility.

Broadcom has been rapidly expanding its presence in Europe over the past 12 months with the addition of nearly 100 new staff; a trend that is expected to continue. It has 10 offices across Europe and the new Cambridge facility will allow for future expansion.

Approximately 20% of the engineers resident in the new Cambridge facility have earned engineering PhDs, many from Cambridge University. The team's research and development efforts within the new facility will include software and hardware development for next generation mobile multimedia products to include innovations in high-performance graphics, video, audio and gaming on portable devices, mobile TV, DSL modems and next-generation broadband technologies.

Dr. Robert Swann, a Cambridge University graduate and Director of Marketing for Broadcom's Mobile Multimedia Business Unit, said, “A central facility in the UK greatly benefits both Broadcom and the Cambridge engineering community,” explained “While other technology companies expand by opening sales support offices, Broadcom understands the value of the technical talent in Cambridge and is building on those resources with a centre for leading-edge research and development covering next-generation mobile and broadband technologies.”

Jean-Philippe Cornil, Senior Engineering Director of Broadcom's Broadband Communications Group, added “Our Cambridge team has brought us engineering excellence in DSP, communications and compiler technologies, which have been key assets to our phenomenal success in the DSL market”

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