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October - 2012 - issue > CIO Insights

Envisioning to be at the forefront of Next-Gen Process Technology

Rajiv Ramaswami
Executive Vice President & General Manager - Infrastructure and Networking Group-Broadcom
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Rajiv Ramaswami
Rajiv Ramaswami serves as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom's Infrastructure and Networking Group. Founded in 1991, Broadcom (BRCM :NASDAQ) is a global innovator and leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. In this role Ramaswami is responsible for all Ethernet controller, switching and physical layer products, optical solutions, storage products, security and embedded processors. The group's products and technologies are targeted to enterprise, service provider and data center markets. End products offered by this group include Ethernet controllers for notebooks, desktops and servers; storage silicon solutions; and physical layer devices, optical solutions, switches, security and embedded processors for Layer 2 to Layer 7 switches, routers and security appliances - equipment that delivers and manages the flow of voice, video and data services within and across networks.

Ramaswami joined Broadcom in 2010 after serving as Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud Services and Switching Technology Group at Cisco Systems, Inc. Prior to joining Cisco, he served in various technical and leadership positions at Xros, Tellabs and IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center and holds 33 U.S. patents primarily in optical networking, and has coauthored a textbook, "Optical Networks: A Practical Perspective.". In a candid chat with Ramaswami, we explore the trends that Broadcom has been following and how he is aligning his team to meet the grand goal for Broadcom.

Broadcom’s role in new times

As employees around the world replace their desktops and laptops with mobile devices, network managers are seeking new ways to provision, secure and control enterprise computing resources and information access to keep employees connected – regardless of their location. Broadcom’s new solutions for the modern workforce (aka Enterprise 2.0) bring the innovation Broadcom is known for in the data center and service provider networks to enterprise networks, enabling seamless wireless and wired connectivity.

For the business person or end user specifically, Broadcom’s chips deliver secure and fast connections, effortless streaming video, and easy access to cloud based applications, regardless of whether users are connecting into the network through wireless devices such as notebooks, smart phones and tablets, or traditional wired desktops. In short, it means a better overall experience when connecting with the corporate network.

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