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The deal ended the patent litigation as well as complaints of anti-competitive behavior before trade commissions in the United States, Europe and South Korea. International Trade Commission blocked the import of new cell phone models based on particular Qualcomm microchips.As part of the settlement, Qualcomm paid $891 million in cash to Broadcom over a four-year period ending June 2013. They found that these Qualcomm microchips infringe patents owned by Broadcom.Broadcom is among Gartner's Top 10 Semiconductor Vendors by revenue. In 2012, Broadcom's total revenue was $8.01 billion. 327 on the Fortune 500, having climbed 17 places from its 2012 ranking of No. Broadcom shareholders held 32% of the new Singapore-based company to be called Broadcom Limited.Hock Tan, Avago President and CEO, was named CEO of the new combined company. Samueli became Chief Technology Officer and member of the combined company's board, and Dr.In 2003 the Free Software Foundation accused Broadcom of not complying with the GNU General Public License as Broadcom distributed GPL code in a driver for its 802.11g router chipset without making that code public.



For example, Dell Power Edge M-Series blade-server products may be fitted with Dell-supplied Dual Port Broadcom Net Xtreme 5709 Gigabit Ethernet port adapters.These are So C devices with a Cortex R4 for processing the MAC and MLME layers and a proprietary Broadcom processor for the 802.11 physical layer.In April 2017, Google's Project Zero investigated Broadcom's So C Wi Fi stack and found that it lacked "all basic exploit mitigations - including stack cookies, safe unlinking and access permission protection," allowing "full device takeover by Wi-Fi proximity alone, requiring no user interaction." Since the release of the 2.6.26 kernel some Broadcom chips have kernel support but require external firmware to be built.This has many practical benefits for e-commerce, and PGP or GPG secure communications.

The company also produces ICs for carrier access equipment, audio/video processors for digital set-top boxes and digital video recorders, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi transceivers and RF receivers/tuners for satellite TV.

Under the deal, Cypress acquires Broadcom's Io T products and intellectual property for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Zig Bee connectivity, as well as Broadcom's WICED platform and SDK for developers.