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Broadcom Corporation (BRCM - Analyst Report), a premier semiconductor solutions provider for wired and wireless communications, recently introduced the BCM84128, the world's fastest 100G CMOS transmitter PHY for long-haul, regional and metropolitan data transport.

The BCM84128 transmitter features an aggregate data rate of 128 Gbps, supporting high-capacity optical modules while consuming 60% less power than other similar devices. With the growth in demand for broadband applications, there is an intense need to manage the exponential increase in traffic driven by video and other high bandwidth multimedia applications.

Broadcom continues to drive innovation and technological excellence across a broad range of communication end markets to enhance device performance, cut down costs, and improve  the overall power efficiency.

According to analyst firm Dell'Oro, the market for 100 Gbps transmitters is expected to grow approximately 140% in 2013. With the current upgrade of networks to terabit-capacity equipment, optical transport is expected to grow in long haul and metro applications.

With the new CMOS process technology of 100G optical transport and advantages of lower power and reliability, Broadcom is well placed in the fast-growing wired and wireless communications markets with cutting-edge solutions for a growing number of connected users, who are demanding more content and bandwidth.

Based in Irvine, CA, Broadcom is engaged in designing and marketing semiconductor components of network voice, video, and data traffic for various applications. Broadcom provides a portfolio of system-on-a-chip (SoC) and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices.

However, the company needs to be wary of its competitors, which include formidable names such as Juniper Networks, Inc (JNPR - Analyst Report) and DSP Group Inc (DSPG).
 
Broadcom currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). One of its competitors, Tellabs Inc carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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