Press Release

Broadcom's IP Phone Chips Influence the Accelerated Adoption of Enterprise VoIP in Japan

   NEC-i, Hitachi, and Iwatsu are Shipping in Volume Enterprise IP Phones,
                     Using Broadcom's BCM1100 and BCM1101

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), the leading provider of silicon solutions enabling broadband communications, today announced that Japanese customers NEC Infrontia Corporation (NEC-i), Hitachi Communication Technologies, Ltd., and Iwatsu Electric are shipping in volume enterprise IP (Internet Protocol) phones that use the Broadcom® BCM1100 and BCM1101 IP phone engines.

The BCM1100 and BCM1101 are part of Broadcom's family of highly integrated silicon solutions for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) terminal applications, including enterprise IP phones and residential terminal adapters. The integration and performance achieved in Broadcom's family of VoIP chips are enabling PBX (Private Branch Exchange) and KTS (Key Telephone System) vendors to bring powerful second-generation IP phones to market more quickly and cost effectively than previously possible. These new phones range from highly advanced phones, offering features not possible on legacy TDM- based PBX phones, to low-cost basic phones that look and feel much like legacy entry-level PBX phones, and are influencing the accelerated growth of VoIP in Japan.

"Enterprise IP phone shipments in Japan are expected to grow at 150-250% per year from 2004 to 2007," said Tsunehiro Tosa, Senior Researcher at Yano Research Institute Ltd.

"This year's combined shipments of enterprise IP phones and residential terminal adapters in Japan far exceeds the rest of the world, making it the largest market for applications incorporating VoIP technology to date," said Paul Shore, Director of Marketing for Broadcom's VoIP Client Products. "Enterprise IP telephony has now passed the point of being a trial technology and is moving rapidly toward mass acceptance in Japan, which is due largely to the investments and vision of leading suppliers such as NEC, Hitachi, and Iwatsu."

Broadcom IP Phone Design Wins with Leading Japanese IP Phone Manufacturers

The BCM1100 and BCM1101 are shipping in volume and have been incorporated into NEC-i's IPterm30, IPterm85, and IPterm100 IP phones; Iwatsu's IX-12IPKTD IP phone; and Hitachi's 'IP Multi Function Telephone Series' IP phones. All of these manufacturers' phones are shipping in full production to enterprise customers.

"We appreciated the opportunity to share our insight into our customers' IP phone requirements during the BCM1100 design phase," said Takashi Tokura, General Manager, i-Terminal Division of NEC Infrontia Corporation. "The close cooperation we have had with Broadcom's IP phone team over the past three years, has enabled us to successfully bring a family of IP phones to market."

"Broadcom's experience in the Ethernet networking market, its leadership in complex SoC (System-on-a-Chip) integration, and its strong IP phone silicon roadmap convinced Iwatsu that the BCM1101 was the right device for our second generation IP phones," said K. Koyama, Supervisor -- Telecom Engineering Department, Iwatsu. "The high level of silicon integration and the completeness of Broadcom's VoIP firmware package that runs on the chip significantly reduced the development complexity and risk of our IX-12IPKTD phone."

"Broadcom's outstanding technical support and feature-rich phone chip have enabled us to bring a new cost-effective IP phone to market quickly and efficiently," said Yoshio Sumitani, Manager International Business Development, Network Platform Business Development Operation, Hitachi Communication Technologies, Ltd. "The Broadcom team has been very easy to work with and was extremely responsive to our needs during all stages of our development process."

Complete IP Phone Engines

The BCM1100 and BCM1101 are two-port IP phone chips that include an integrated 10/100 Ethernet switch, enabling an office PC and IP phone to share a single LAN connection. The devices contain a 150 MHz MIPS32™ RISC processor to enable advanced computer telephony integration (CTI) applications and a powerful dual-MAC digital signal processor (DSP). Also integrated are three analog CODECs capable of supporting both narrowband (8 kHz) and wideband (16 kHz) sampling, which in conjunction with wideband vocoders, such as the Broadcom BroadVoice32™, will enable IP Phone networks to deliver high fidelity voice transmission.

Broadcom's IP Telephony Products

Broadcom's enterprise IP phone chips are some of the most advanced solutions in the industry, offering a range of both high-end and basic voice and data capabilities. These chips coupled with Broadcom's proven Ethernet networking and VoIP gateway technologies are enabling manufacturers to deliver economical solutions for migrating businesses to complete IP telephony systems.

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is the leading provider of highly integrated silicon solutions that enable broadband communications and networking of voice, video and data services. Using proprietary technologies and advanced design methodologies, Broadcom designs, develops and supplies complete system-on-a- chip solutions and related hardware and software applications for every major broadband communications market. Broadcom's diverse product portfolio includes solutions for digital cable and satellite set-top boxes; cable and DSL modems and residential gateways; high-speed transmission and switching for local, metropolitan, wide area and storage networking; home and wireless networking; cellular and terrestrial wireless communications; Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) gateway and telephony systems; broadband network processors; and SystemI/O™ server solutions. These technologies and products support Broadcom's core mission: Connecting everything®.

Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and may be contacted at (949) 450-8700 or at www.broadcom.com .

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

All statements included or incorporated by reference in this release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward- looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions made by us. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "could," "potential," "continue," "remain," similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and are based upon the information available to us at this time. Such information is subject to change, and we will not necessarily inform you of such changes. These statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, our actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement as a result of various factors.

Important factors that may cause such a difference for Broadcom in connection with the BCM1100 and BCM1101 and other IP telephony products include, but are not limited to, general economic and political conditions and specific conditions in the markets we address, including the continuing significant economic slowdown and volatility in the technology sector and semiconductor industry, trends in the broadband communications markets in various geographic regions, and possible disruption in commercial activities related to terrorist activity or armed conflict in the United States and other locations; the timing and successful completion of technology and product development through volume production; the rate at which our present and future customers and end-users adopt Broadcom's technologies and products in the markets for VoIP telephony applications; delays in the adoption and acceptance of industry standards in those markets, competitive pressures and other factors such as the qualification, availability and pricing of competing products and technologies and the resulting effects on sales and pricing of our products; our ability to retain and hire key executives, technical personnel and other employees in the numbers, with the capabilities, and at the compensation levels needed to implement our business and product plans; our ability to specify, develop or acquire, complete, introduce, market and transition to volume production new products and technologies in a timely manner; the timing of customer-industry qualification and certification of our products and the risks of non-qualification or non-certification; the timing, rescheduling or cancellation of significant customer orders and the ability of our customers to manage their inventories; the loss of a key customer; the volume of our product sales and pricing concessions on volume sales; the effects of new and emerging technologies; changes in our product or customer mix; intellectual property disputes and customer indemnification claims and other types of litigation risk; the quality of our products and any remediation costs; the availability and pricing of third party semiconductor foundry and assembly capacity and raw materials; fluctuations in the manufacturing yields of our third party semiconductor foundries and other problems or delays in the fabrication, assembly, testing or delivery of our products; the risks of producing products with new suppliers and at new fabrication and assembly facilities; problems or delays that we may face in shifting our products to smaller geometry process technologies and in achieving higher levels of design integration; the effectiveness of our expense and product cost control and reduction efforts; the risks and uncertainties associated with our international operations, particularly in light of recent events; the effects of natural disasters, public health emergencies, international conflicts and other events beyond our control; the level of orders received that can be shipped in a fiscal quarter; and other factors.

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     Broadcom Public Relations Contact
     Jeremy Hyatt
     Communications Specialist
     949-926-5971
     jhyatt@broadcom.com

     Broadcom Business Press Contact
     Bill Blanning
     Sr. Director, Corporate Communications
     949-585-5555
     blanning@broadcom.com

     Broadcom Technical Contact
     Paul Shore
     Director, VoIP Client Products
     604-233-8667
     shore@broadcom.com

     Broadcom Investor Relations Contact
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     Sr. Director, Investor Relations
      (949) 926-5663
     andrewtp@broadcom.com
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