[Author: Miklos Szanyi, published on Friday, January 09, 2009 ]

"LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 2009 International CES -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that it is demonstrating a working implementation of next generation Bluetooth(R) at this week's 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show. This industry first demonstration features alternative MAC and PHY (AMP) technology that enables Bluetooth to support data rates of up to 24 Megabits per second (Mbps) and a significant increase in range by using other wireless radio technologies, such as 802.11, as its transport medium. Having shipped hundreds of millions of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi(R) and combo chips, Broadcom has emerged as the leader in combining these technologies in unique applications, and the AMP demo is one example that highlights these capabilities...."

[Via handhelds.consumerelectronicsnet.com]

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