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Broadcom is a fabless semiconductor firm that provides solution for wired and wireless communications. Read more

Hock E. Tan's photo - President & CEO of Broadcom

President & CEO

Hock E. Tan

CEO Approval Rating

80/100

Founded:

1991

Status:

PublicAcquired by Avago Technologies Ltd.NASDAQAVGO

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Intel is one of Broadcom's top competitors. Intel was founded in 1968, and its headquarters is in Santa Clara, California. Intel competes in the Computers, Peripherals, Networking and Electronic Equipment field. Intel has 95,600 more employees than Broadcom.

Qualcomm is Broadcom's #2 rival. Qualcomm was founded in 1985 in San Diego, California. Qualcomm operates in the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry. Qualcomm generates $4.7B more revenue than Broadcom.

Murata is a top competitor of Broadcom. Murata is a Public company that was founded in Kyoto, Kyōto Prefecture in 1944. Murata is in the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry. Murata has 59,340 more employees vs. Broadcom.

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Broadcom Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$24.7B

Broadcom's revenue is the ranked 4th among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 11.8B. Over the last four quarters, Broadcom's revenue has grown by 13.6%. Specifically, in Q2 2021's revenue was $6.6B; in Q1 2021, it was $6.7B; in Q4 2020, it was $6.5B; in Q3 2020, Broadcom's revenue was $5.8B.

Broadcom Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Bay Dynamics, Inc.

Dec 2019

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undisclosed
Bay Dynamics develops a SaaS-based platform that allows organizations to identify, prioritize and mitigate their cyber risks.

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Enterprise Security Business, Symantec Corporation

Aug 2019

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$10.7B
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Argon Design Ltd.

Jun 2019

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$500M
Argon Design is a provider of electronic product design services for the industrial sector.
Ca, Inc.

Jul 2018

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$18.9B
CA Technologies is a Software-as-a-Service platform that provides analytics, security, agile and IT operations management solutions for businesses.
Brocade Communications Systems Inc

Nov 2016

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$5.5B
Brocade manufactures and distributes data center networking products that includes switches, routers, transceivers and storage servers.

These are all the companies that Broadcom has acquired. Broadcom has acquired 16 companies and its latest acquisition was Bay Dynamics, Inc. in Dec 2019. Bay Dynamics develops a SaaS-based platform that allows organizations to identify, prioritize and mitigate their cyber risks.

Broadcom Funding History

Since Broadcom was founded in 1991, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total Broadcom has raised $78.1M. Broadcom's funding round was on Apr 1998 for a total of $78.1M

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FUNDING DATE

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IPO
Apr 1998
$78.1M
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Since Broadcom was founded in 1991, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total Broadcom has raised $78.1M. Broadcom's funding round was on Apr 1998 for a total of $78.1M

Broadcom Investments

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EXIT DATE

Tilera designs embedded processors for networking, digital multimedia and wireless infrastructure.
$25M
Mar 08, 2010
Series C
Jul 01, 2014

These are all the companies that Broadcom has invested in. Broadcom has invested 16 companies and its latest investment was Bay Dynamics, Inc. in Dec 2019. Bay Dynamics develops a SaaS-based platform that allows organizations to identify, prioritize and mitigate their cyber risks.

Broadcom News

June 9, 2021Dataxis

T-HT potential number of STB including Broadcom chipset

T-HT potential number of STB including Broadcom chipset. Published by Dataxis - May,31,2021 The post ... See more »
June 9, 2021Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Broadcom Acclaimed by Frost & Sullivan for Its Integrated CloudSOC Solution for the CASB Market

Broadcom provides customers with a strong solution to expand their CASB capabilities, functions, and ... See more »
June 7, 2021iNVEZZ

Broadcom pulled back after smashing expectations - time to buy?

On Monday morning, shares of semiconductor and software infrastructure company Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ:... See more »
June 7, 2021Markets Insider

Analyst Ratings for Broadcom

Analysts have provided the following ratings for Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) within the last quarter: Last... See more »

Broadcom Blogs

January 21, 2016Broadcom Blog

Software Defined Networks Start Here: Webinar with Industry Experts

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is among the biggest trends for 2016, with carriers and enterprises... See more »
January 6, 2016Broadcom Blog

Broadcom's Pinpoint Navigation Gets an Automotive Upgrade at CES 2016

Broadcom is taking its advanced Global Navigation Satellite System technology on the road at the 2016... See more »
January 4, 2016Broadcom Blog

Stephen DiFranco in Engadget: "Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Will Learn to Work Together to Take Full Advantage of the IoT"

Editor's Note: Broadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Be... See more »
December 14, 2015Broadcom Blog

Broadcom's IoT Vision: It's All About Partners and the Cloud Ecosystem

The Internet of Things is expected to usher in the biggest and fastest spread of technology in histor... See more »
December 8, 2015Broadcom Blog

Broadcom's WICED CORE Enhanced Low Power Devices: Four Times the Battery Life for IoT Sensors

One of the biggest gripes about early generations of sensor-driven Internet of Things devices (think:... See more »
November 30, 2015Broadcom Blog

Stephen Palm in ECN Magazine: "Conscious" Technologies Cut Home Network Energy

Editor's Note: Broadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Be... See more »
November 18, 2015BROADCOM BLOG

Broadcom's Ethernet Switches Deliver the Wave 2 Wireless Workplace

The promise of the "all-wireless" workplace isn't a new one. For years, evangelists have talked up it... See more »

Broadcom Press Releases

June 16, 2020PR Newswire Asia

USI and Broadcom Launch Wireless SiP Module for Wi-Fi 6E Market

SHANGHAI, June 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (USI, SS... See more »
May 5, 2020PR Newswire

NetSTAR Offers inCompass as a RuleSpace Alternative for OEM Partners

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom has announced the End of Life (EoL) for its R... See more »
April 23, 2020GlobalNewswire

Broadcom Applauds the Federal Communications Commission for Vote to Unlock the 6 GHz Band for Next-Generation Wi-Fi Innovation

Today's unanimous vote on the Chairman's proposal to unleash 1,200 MHz of spectrum for unlicensed use... See more »
April 22, 2020PR Newswire

Broadcom Inc. Announces Early Results and Upsize of Previously Announced Debt Tender Offers

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom Inc. (Nasdaq: AVGO) ("Broadcom") today anno... See more »
January 6, 2020StreetInsider

Innovative Foundry Technologies Files Patent Infringement Suit Against SMIC, Broadcom, Cypress Semiconductor and DISH Network

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Jan. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative Foundry Technologies (IFT) announced that i... See more »
December 12, 2019centralcharts

Broadcom Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Results and Quarterly Dividends

Broadcom Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Results and Quarterly Dividends... See more »
September 18, 2019PR Newswire

Top 30 Broadcom MASTERS Finalists Unveiled as the Nation's Most Promising Middle School STEM Innovators

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public t... See more »

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Broadcom Summary

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Overview

Broadcom (NASDAQ, BRCM) is a fabless semiconductor firm that provides solutions for wired and wireless communications. The company was founded by the professor-student pair of Henry Samueli and Henry Nicholas from the University of California. It has...

CEO

Broadcom's President & CEO, Hock E. Tan, currently has an approval rating of 80%. Broadcom's primary competitors are Intel, Qualcomm & Murata.

Frequently Asked Questions about Broadcom

  1. When was Broadcom founded?

    Broadcom was founded in 1991
  2. Who is Broadcom's CEO?

    Broadcom's CEO is Hock E. Tan
  3. How much revenue does Broadcom generate?

    Broadcom generates $24.7B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Broadcom have?

    Broadcom has historically raised $78.1M in funding
  5. Where is Broadcom's headquarters?

    Broadcom's headquarters is in San Jose California, USA
  1. How many employees does Broadcom have?

    Broadcom has 15,000 employees
  2. What sector does Broadcom operate in?

    Broadcom is in Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment
  3. Who are Broadcom's competitors?

    Broadcom's top competitors are Intel, Qualcomm, Murata
  4. Who has Broadcom invested in?

    Broadcom's has invested in companies such as Tilera