Broadcom acquires Gigle powerline
November 23, 2010
Broadcom is to acquire Gigle Networks, a privately-held company that develops system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for home networking over power lines.
When combined with Broadcom’s portfolio of wired and wireless solutions for the home, Gigle Networks’ technology will widen the breadth of Broadcom’s intellectual property and enable the design of more highly integrated SoCs that allow whole-home network coverage in a wide variety of global deployment scenarios. By adding powerline to its technology portfolio, Broadcom will be able to provide additional functionality to its customers in broadband home segments including set-top box, broadband carrier access and wireless router.