Broadcom Corp. is bringing its wireless technology to Nintendo's next-generation gaming system,
Broadcom withheld specifics on the partnership, including financials and details on what wireless
technology from the company's portfolio Revolution will use.Broadcom only said that the console will
"integrates multiple technologies to enable a new and exciting gaming experience." The company did,
however, note its BroadRange technology, which extends the range of Wi-Fi devices by up to 50 percent,
and SecureEasySetup software, which aims to simplify Wi-Fi setup and security, in its statement
"Broadcom is pleased to partner with technology leader Nintendo, whose visionary commitment to the user
experience has inspired new uses for established wireless technology," said Robert A. Rango, group VP of
Broadcom's mobile and wireless group, said. "With the broadest portfolio of maximum performance
wireless solutions, we can provide all the connectivity pieces and advanced features required for exciting
new consumer products."
The move toward wireless gaming also got a thumbs up from market research firm In-Stat."The digital
home of the future will increasingly include wireless technologies for their ease of use and consumer
convenience," said Brian O'Rourke, a senior analyst there. "Integrated wireless technology from proven
vendors like Broadcom will enhance the gaming experience for the vast majority of next-generation gamers,
whether competing against someone in the same room or on the other side of the world."