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Broadcom Aims Advanced Comm Chips at Linux Handsets

Sep 21, 2007, 10:30 (2 Talkback[s])

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"Communications chip giant Broadcom has joined the LiMo (Linux Mobile) Foundation, an industry group building a shared Linux stack for mobile phones. The company said it hopes to work with the Foundation to reduce Linux's power requirements, size, and cost, in order to 'achieve widespread adoption of Linux-based handsets.'

"In a statement, Broadcom said that the increasing complexity of 3G devices requires 'a software platform that can keep pace.' As an associate member of LiMo, the company will gain access to the Foundation's code, participate in working groups, and make contributions that will 'enable it to assert its leadership in the developing smartphone segment, while maintaining technological leadership in the mobile Linux arena,' it said..."

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