Broadcom signs STB MOUs with Inspur and StarTimes

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 
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Broadcom Expands Strategic Collaborations in China – New Agreements to Drive Continued Innovation in High-Growth Markets

  • Hangzhou H3C Technologies Co., Limited – Collaboration on the integration of cloud and Internet services
  • Inspur Group – Collaboration to drive continued innovation in Ultra HD set-top box offerings for China
  • StarTimes – Joint design and development of low cost set-top boxes and high end Ultra HD gateways

BEIJING — Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced a series of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements with several Chinese companies, including H3C, Inspur and StarTimes. The signing of these agreements at Broadcom’s annual Asia Media Summit reflect the company’s ongoing commitment to expand strategic relationships in the region and drive further innovation in home entertainment and the digital home.

“It’s an exciting time for the China electronics market as it transitions from a manufacturing base to a global leader in design and development,” said Michael Hurlston, Broadcom Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “This fast-growing and evolving industry represents an important element in our ongoing strategy for continued growth in existing markets and diversification into new areas. We’re thrilled to work with the region’s leading organizations in driving innovation forward.”

As part of the company’s increased emphasis on collaboration in China, Broadcom will sign the following MOUs:

Hangzhou H3C Technologies Co., Limited

A joint agreement with Hangzhou-based networking company H3C Technologies Co., Limited, a leading IT infrastructure products and solution provider. Broadcom and H3C will work together to explore new market requirements and technical trends to optimize the interaction and performance of current and future platforms and architectures.

“As a leader in new IT architecture, H3C believes that its philosophy of ‘Integration of Cloud and Internet’ will promote continuous innovation in multiple applications, including the smart home,” said Mr. Wang Gang, Hangzhou H3C Communication Technology Co, Ltd. Vice President of Research and Development. “We are pleased to partner with Broadcom, one of the world’s leading experts in wired and wireless communications to drive continued smart home innovation in China and abroad.”

Inspur Group

A joint development agreement with Shandong-based systems integrator Inspur Group to drive continued innovation in 4K Ultra HD set-top box offerings for China. This agreement will utilize the technology strength and market expertise of Broadcom and Inspur’s unique position and previous collaboration to develop a new DOCSIS 3.0 Ultra HD set-top box that can power an entire digital home system.

“Inspur is committed to driving continuous innovation in cost-effective set-top boxes and smart home gateways,” said Cui Wei, Inspur Group Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media Business Unit. “As one of the world’s leading providers of broadband silicon, Broadcom offers a complete line of products to enable the digital home. We are pleased to collaborate with Broadcom in providing Chinese subscribers with the optimum home entertainment experience.”

StarTimes

A joint collaboration agreement with Beijing-based pay TV operator StarTimes to jointly define and develop set-top box offerings in Africa. Both sides will invest engineering resources to develop a series of low-cost set-top boxes and high-end Ultra HD home gateways.

“StarTimes is committed to providing high quality digital television service to the fast-growing African cable TV market,” said Xinxing Pang, StarTimes President. “As one of the world’s leading broadband chip manufacturers, Broadcom offers a series of complete solutions for DVB-S, terrestrial, DVB-C and the home set-top box. We are excited to collaborate with Broadcom in achieving our vision of providing every household with access to digital television.”