Broadcom Corporation is an American fabless semiconductor company in the wireless and broadband communication business. The company is headquartered in Irvine, California. Broadcom was founded by a professor-student pair Henry Samueli and Henry T. Nicholas III from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1991. In 1995, the company moved from its Westwood, Los Angeles, office to Irvine, California. In 1998, Broadcom became a public company on the NASDAQ exchange and now employs approximately 11,750 people worldwide in more than 15 countries.
Netgear, Inc. is an American global networking company that delivers products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company operates in three business segments: retail, commercial, and service provider. Netgear sells products through multiple sales channels worldwide, including traditional retailers, online retailers, wholesale distributors, direct market resellers, value-added resellers, and broadband service providers. Its principal competitors include: within the consumer markets, companies such as Apple, Belkin, D-Link, Linksys, Roku, and Western Digital; and within the business markets, companies such as Allied Telesis, Barracuda, Buffalo, Data Robotics, Dell, Cyberoam, D-Link, Fortinet, Hewlett-Packard, Huawei, Cisco Systems, Linksys, QNAP Systems, Seagate Technology, SonicWALL, Synology, WatchGuard and Western Digital; and within the service provider markets, companies such as Actiontec, ARRIS, Comtrend, D-Link, Hitron, Huawei, Motorola Solutions, Pace, SAGEM, Scientific Atlanta-a Cisco company, SMC Networks, Technicolor, Ubee, Compal Broadband, ZTE and ZyXEL.