Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Broadcom Ships 2 Billionth Ethernet Port

Broadcom has shipped more than 2 billion Ethernet ports to date, including 200 million Gigabit-over-copper PHY ports to network equipment and computing manufacturers worldwide. Broadcom's Ethernet devices are in many types of communications, computing and networking equipment including personal computers (PCs), servers, switches, routers, storage devices, Wi-Fi access points, Internet telephony equipment, etc. The company shipped its first Ethernet port in 1995.

Broadcom noted that in the Linley Group's "Networking Silicon Market Share 2005" report, it is ranked as the number one supplier of all Ethernet Integrated Circuits (ICs), including Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and Fast Ethernet (FE) components and holds a 45.6% share of the market (based on revenue) with the nearest competitor ranked at only 18.1%.

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