This has many practical benefits for e-commerce, and PGP or GPG secure communications.
The company also produces ICs for carrier access equipment, audio/video processors for digital set-top boxes and digital video recorders, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi transceivers and RF receivers/tuners for satellite TV.
The Broadcom logo was designed by Eliot Hochberg, based on the logo for the company's previous name, Broadband Telecom.
The Broadband Telecom logo was designed by co-founder Henry Nicholas' then-wife Stacey Nicholas, who was inspired by the mathematical sinc function.
The deal ended the patent litigation as well as complaints of anti-competitive behavior before trade commissions in the United States, Europe and South Korea. International Trade Commission blocked the import of new cell phone models based on particular Qualcomm microchips.
As part of the settlement, Qualcomm paid $891 million in cash to Broadcom over a four-year period ending June 2013. They found that these Qualcomm microchips infringe patents owned by Broadcom.
The foundation's Linux Kernel Development report also noted that, during the course of the year, Broadcom submitted 2,916 changes to the kernel.