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Bloodbath as Broadcom slashes through CA Technologies personnel

Broadcom has confirmed to The Register that staff have been axed in its just-acquired CA Technologies business, though declined to reveal numbers. Rumors of mass layoffs emerged this week: first it was feared roughly 300 employees were being let go, and now it may be as many as 2,000 in the US. CA Technologies employed about …
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Spammer scum hack 100,000 home routers via UPnP vulns to craft email-flinging botnet

Once again, a hundred thousand or more home routers have been press-ganged into a spam-spewing botnet, this time via Universal Plug and Play (UPnP). According to brainiacs from 360 Netlab, the malware exploits vulnerabilities in a Broadcom UPnP implementation to infect vulnerable gateways, and that means a load of router …

Veracode Software gobbled by private equity house Thoma Bravo for $950m

Thoma Bravo – private equity owner of McAfee and Barracuda Networks – has slurped cloudy application security testing biz Veracode Software, a division of Broadcom, for $950m in cash. Veracode was only bought by CA Technologies in March last year, but clearly doesn't feature in the future plans of Broadcom – CA's new parent. …
Paul Kunert, 5 Nov 2018
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Nokia layoffs possible, Broadcom waves new network silicon, Arista goes 400G and more

Roundup Nokia is sharpening the axe again, looking for €700m in savings after turning in net sales of €5.45bn for Q3 2018, and a net loss of €54m, in what president and CEO Rajeev Suri said was a solid result. In the company's Q3 announcement, Suri added that conditions had improved in the second half of the year. Nokia Business …

Cease and DE-CIX: German internet operator fights spies, IEEE eyes 802.11 future and more

Roundup German internet exchange operator DE-CIX has again attempted to block the country's spy agency from tapping its network – this time by filing a constitutional complaint. The company brought a federal court lawsuit in 2016 that it lost in May this year, and late last week it was seen trying again. Reuters wrote that DE-CIX …
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Broadcom, its baffling $19bn CA biz gobble, and the fake Pentagon memo crying about national security

The “weirdest acquisition ever” – Broadcom's $19bn proposed takeover of CA Technologies – ran into a rather strange road-bump this week: a fake US military memo passed around American politicians on Capitol Hill. That bogus missive – apparently signed off by the Department of Defense – asserted that the acquisition faced a …
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Broadcom sweeps up winnings after enterprise storage gamble pays off

Data centres and storage sales sent Broadcom's third-quarter earnings sailing past estimates, thanks in part to the buy of Brocade. The company, HQ'd in San Jose, was chuffed to report quarterly revenues of $5.06bn, up 13 per cent year-on-year. Wired infrastructure continued to contribute the lion's share of the sales, $2.3bn …
Richard Speed, 7 Sep 2018
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What do a meth, coke, molly, heroin stash and Vegas allegedly have in common? Broadcom cofounder Henry Nicolas

Broadcom billionaire cofounder Henry Nicholas was this week cuffed on suspicion of drug trafficking – after cops allegedly seized a huge stash of narcotics in his Las Vegas hotel suite. The chip design giant's 59-year-old ex-CEO and his companion Ashley Fargo were arrested on Tuesday night after security staff at the Encore …
Shaun Nichols, 11 Aug 2018

Ethernet Alliance plugs and prays so you don't have to, and other networking morsels

Microsoft has said it'll be bringing more "software-defined" capabilities to Windows Server in 2019. It would have been easy to have missed it, though: Redmond didn't offer a product release, it buried the story at seventh place in a "top-10 networking features in Windows Server 2019" list, here. Greg Cusanza and Schumann Ge …

World+dog did 107% more tech, telco and media deals this year so far

Mergers and takeovers in the tech and telco sector increased 107 per cent in the first half of 2018, compared with the same period in 2017, according to analysts. Mergermarket said the total global deal value for technology, media and telecom sectors was $371.1bn in the first half of the year – despite the collapse of some …
Rebecca Hill, 6 Aug 2018
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Big bad Bluetooth blunder bug battered – check for security fixes

With a bunch of security fixes released and more on the way, details have been made public of a Bluetooth bug that potentially allows miscreants to commandeer nearby devices. This Carnegie-Mellon CERT vulnerability advisory on Monday laid out the cryptographic flaw: firmware or operating system drivers skip a vital check …
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That went well – not! Broadcom’s value dives after CA biz gobble

Broadcom’s share price has dipped by nearly 14 per cent after it announced its plan to acquire CA Technologies. The $19bn deal, announced yesterday, was a bolt from the blue. It was also a major change from Broadcom’s most recent quarterly earnings statement in which executives discussed extending the company’s lead in silicon …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Jul 2018

Weirdest. Acquisition. Ever. Broadcom buys CA Technologies

CA Technologies, long a byword for making acquisitions, has been acquired by Broadcom. The $18.9bn cash purchase of the software company is so distant from Broadcom’s chip business that it will probably not face the same regulatory problems that derailed Broadcom's takeover offer for Qualcomm. Announcing the deal, Broadcom …
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The week that QoS in networking, aka WAN, RAN, thank you ma'am

Roundup Nokia has claimed a first by demonstrating a cloud-based radio access network (RAN) running on an operational carrier network. The demonstration was on the Orange network in Poland. The March – May 2018 trial used Nokia's AirScale Cloud RAN, and was designed to help both carrier and vendor get ready for 5G deployments. The …
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Broadcom's Arm server chip lives – as Cavium's two-socket ThunderX2

Pic Broadcom's axed Arm server processor project today rose from the grave – as Cavium's 64-bit 32-core two-socket Armv8-A ThunderX2 chip. Back in 2013, Broadcom announced it was working on Vulcan, a multi-core 3GHz Arm-compatible 64-bit server-grade system-on-chip. By 2016, that ambitious project was quietly dismantled. Broadcom …
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Hoth stuff: Broadcom readies refined fleet of Fibre Channel kit

In what it has called its Hoth release, Broadcom said it enhanced its gen 6 Fibre Channel products with new NVMe technology, automation technology, and higher density hardware. Starting with the hardware, the G630 is a 128-port Brocade switch and a FC32-64 64-port X6 Director blade has also been announced. Brocade_G630 …
Chris Mellor, 10 Apr 2018
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Broadcom’s bid to win the hand of Qualcomm ends in tears

Singapore-based chip biz Broadcom announced today that it has withdrawn its bid for Qualcomm. The intervention by the administration of United States President, Donald Trump, at the urging of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), appears to have been the last straw for the soon-to-be-US-based chip …
Richard Speed, 14 Mar 2018

Broadcom's buyout of Qualcomm bogs down as DC blocks merger

The White House crushed Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm, declaring the deal cannot go due to national security concerns. An executive order, handed down by the Trump administration on Monday, says that at the urging of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, the President has decided to prohibit the deal and to …
Shaun Nichols, 12 Mar 2018

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