Broadcom (BRCM) introduces what it claims is the first 40-gig transceiver chip for long-haul...

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Broadcom (BRCM) introduces what it claims is the first 40-gig transceiver chip for long-haul optical networks to be made with regular silicon (CMOS). As SemiAccurate notes, rival products are typically made using more costly, power-hungry materials. Broadcom has recently been stepping up its efforts to compete with the likes of AMCC and PMCS in the growing market for 40G networking chips.