- India bans Fifty Shades of Grey after toned-down version fails to pass censor board
- Palestine leaders announce they are stopping all security co-ordination with Israel
- Jodi Aris spared death penalty for ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander's murder
- Chelsea fans in new race storm after League Cup final against Tottenham
- I'm squeal-ly hungry! The moment piglet goes crazy over potato chips and makes bizarre munching sounds
- Forget the dress - what colour is MARS? Some people say planet is more blue and green than pink and red
- Canoeist with heart condition pronounced clinically DEAD 36 times in one year
- Police no longer investigating theft of Lupita Nyong'o's 'Oscar gown'
- Driver killed and 43 children rushed to hospital after Washington state collision
- Octopus uses filmmaker's GoPro camera to take HIS picture
Broadcom eyes entry into LTE chip market in 2013
More from Tech
- Apple's rivals hope its Watch will boost their own wearable tech
- Instagram Ads Get Cool Interactive Feature, But Regular Users Don't
- Apple Is Reportedly Delaying Production Of Larger iPad
- Etsy Files For $100 Million IPO, Doesn't Seem So Cutesy Anymore
- Passwords Are Terrible -- And These Companies Want To Kill Them
NEW YORK | Thu Dec 6, 2012 3:21pm EST
(Reuters) - Broadcom Corp said on Thursday that it would provide sample chips supporting the latest high-speed wireless services to its top cellphone customers in 2013.
This could help the company compete better with bigger rival Qualcomm Inc, which is years ahead of its rivals in Long Term Evolution (LTE), the high-speed wireless technology being adopted by wireless service providers around the world.
Bob Rango, the company's general manager for wireless, announced Broadcom's LTE plan during the company's annual investor meeting.
Broadcom Chief Executive Scott McGregor would not provide an estimate for the timing of the production of commercial smartphones using its LTE chips, but he included LTE in a list of "signposts" investors should look for in the next year.
"We need to be there. We're not there today," McGregor said.
The latest hot devices, such as the Apple Inc iPhone and Samsung Electronics Co Galaxy phones, already support LTE.
Broadcom already supplies Apple and Samsung with chips for short-range connectivity such as Wi-Fi, but an LTE chip would help it increase the revenue it generates from each phone.
Broadcom shares were up 77 cents, or 2.4 percent, at $33.11 on Thursday afternoon. It announced late Wednesday that it was raising its financial targets for the current quarter.
(Reporting By Sinead Carew; Editing by Nick Zieminski)