Nokia Will Make 5G Chips for Broadcom

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Nokia and Broadcom are collaborating to develop advanced semiconductor technologies, including new custom system-on-chip (SoC) processors, which will be integrated into Nokia’s “5G Powered by ReefShark” portfolio. Nokia said the move will improve both the system performance and energy footprint of 5G networks.    

The two companies will work to develop new custom SoC solutions, using Nokia’s wireless technology and Broadcom’s application-specific integrated circuit ASIC technologies. These new chipsets are designed to be deployed in several building blocks of Nokia’s AirScale radio access solution. The ReefShark-based products are designed to help operators benefit from reduced size and power consumption, while also boosting capacity and overall performance with a lower total cost of ownership. 

Nokia President Mobile Networks Tommi Uitto said: “This important collaboration highlights our continued commitment to developing our ‘5G Powered by ReefShark’ chipset portfolio and ensures that our 5G solutions deliver a best-in-class performance to our customers. We are delighted to bring Broadcom’s silicon technology leadership and best-in-class ASIC capability to the table, allowing us to deliver a high performance and serve our customers’ needs as the demand for 5G services increases.”  

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