Broadcom Corporation is an American supplier of integrated circuits ( ICs) for network applications, especially network cards.
The company was founded in 1991 by Henry Samueli ( Chairman and Chief Technical Officer ) and Henry Nicholas. Broadcom was converted into a public limited company in 1998 and today employs 6000 employees. The product range of Broadcom includes, for example circuits for Ethernet, Wi-Fi, cable modems, DSL modems and mobile phones.
In 2004, Broadcom Widcomm took over the company and thus their well-known Bluetooth protocol stack for Windows and Windows CE or Windows Mobile.