Broadcom joined S60 Product Creation Community. The company will be provided with access to software, technology and S60 ecosystem resources for developing advanced smartphones based on S60 software.
S60 smartphone software is developed by Nokia and licensed to terminal manufacturers.
“Broadcom joining the S60 community is a very positive development that will further enhance the silicon resources available to smartphone makers committed to S60 software,” said Matti Vanska, Vice President, Mobile Software Sales and Marketing, Nokia. “The combination of advanced S60 software capabilities and pre-integration with Broadcom’s silicon solutions will help drive new smartphone designs and shorten time-to-market for introducing these products.”
With the recent introduction of the Broadcom BCM2153 7.2Mbps HSDPA multimedia baseband processor, Broadcom delivers a broad range of single chip smartphone solutions developed in the advanced 65nm process. Broadcom’s Mobile Multimedia processors, including BCM2820 VideoCore Applications Processor and BCM2724 VideoCore Co-processor deliver compelling user experiences and a flexible platform for innovation. The BCM4325 monolithic Bluetooth+WiFi+FM device and BCM2048 Bluetooth + FM radio transceiver are solutions for offering complementary connectivity options in next generation smartphone products.
In addition, Broadcom’s recent acquisition of GlobalLocate for GPS solutions, and Broadcom’s complete line of power management and RF solutions round out the extensive list of products Broadcom now offers to S60 customers. As a member of the S60 Product Creation Community, Broadcom can work with S60 ecosystem members to integrate Symbian OS and S60 software on Broadcom’s Mobile platforms.
Broadcom targets over 50 million new devices per year with 3G cellular processors, mobile, application processors, low power Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS solutions.