Broadcom has announced that it has
acquired Sunext Design, Inc. By purchasing Sunext Design and licensing technologies from its parent company, Sunext Technology, Broadcom
hopes to integrate Blu-ray Disc capabilities into its next generation consumer electronics products.
(Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that it has acquired Sunext
Design, Inc. ("Sunext Design"), a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Sunext Technology Company Limited ("Sunext Technology"), and has
licensed certain optical disk reader and writer technology from Sunext Technology. Sunext Technology is a privately-held fabless
semiconductor company that specializes in optical storage technologies.
High definition optical disc players are emerging as a
popular platform for in-home entertainment worldwide by combining the benefits of a high definition viewing experience with the
convenience and familiarity of DVD media. Sunext single-chip front-end technology is a strong complement to the industry-leading Broadcom
system-on-a-chip (SoC) back-end Blu-ray Disc platform, and key to an integration roadmap that will drive the cost of these devices down
to levels that enable widespread consumer adoption of high definition optical disc players and recorders.
like to read more, Broadcom's entire press release can be found here.