SAN DIEGO, California - October 14, 2003
- WIDCOMM Inc., the leading provider of BluetoothTM
software enabling wireless communications today announced the addition of Broadcom Corporation to WIDCOMM's impressive list of Bluetooth software licensees. Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM) is a leading provider of highly integrated silicon solutions that enable broadband communications and networking of voice, video and data services. As a result of the licensing deal, Broadcom's BlutoniumTM
BCM2035 single-chip will be bundled with WIDCOMM's newest Bluetooth for Windows® software to target PC OEMs and peripheral manufacturers.
"The BCM2035 offers significant advancements over competitive offerings including extremely low power consumption, no off-chip memory requirements and the world's smallest footprint," said Scott Bibaud, Director of Marketing for Broadcom's Bluetooth products. "Packaged with WIDCOMM's feature rich Bluetooth software, we offer PC manufacturers a state-of-the art, interoperable Bluetooth solution that will accelerate product delivery and drive consumer Bluetooth demand."
The new chipset and software bundle represents a thoroughly comprehensive Bluetooth solutions package featuring the most advanced Bluetooth software in the personal computing market and the smallest chip package with the best radio performance in the silicon solutions industry. Already in volume production, Broadcom has begun marketing and distributing the hardware and software bundle on a global basis.
"The BCM2035 and BTW bundle further solidifies WIDCOMM's position as the dominant Bluetooth software provider for PC applications," said Andreas Malzach, WIDCOMM's Vice President of Marketing. "Broadcom is an established leader and innovator in the chip-set market place and the decision to select WIDCOMM's Bluetooth software as the partner product reflects the leading technology, dependability, and interoperability which our software offers. The unmatched radio sensitivity and small chip footprint of 5mm x 6mm combined with our benchmark Bluetooth software delivers a truly exceptional bundle."
WIDCOMM's BTW software is an interoperable solution that meets all Bluetooth Qualification Body (BQB) conformance testing and is compliant with Bluetooth 1.1 specifications. It includes an intuitive user interface, integrated applications and the largest quantity of profiles in its category. Localized to 17 languages, BTW is the only Bluetooth software package available for legacy Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 operating systems as well as the latest Windows XP release (Home, Professional, and Tablet PC).
# # # ABOUT WIDCOMM INC.
Founded in 1998 in San Diego, WIDCOMM is a leading global provider of Bluetooth enabling software and systems. WIDCOMM software enables wireless communications technology in the fields of automotive, computing, consumer electronics, semiconductor and telecommunications. WIDCOMM currently provides complete Windows based Bluetooth software to the world's leading PC and PDA OEMs, as well as embedded Bluetooth software to the world's largest semiconductor and consumer device manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.widcomm.com WIDCOMM is a registered trademark of WIDCOMM Inc. Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to WIDCOMM. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.