NetLogic Microsystems Inc is a California company, is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets high-performance knowledge-based processors for a variety of advanced Internet, corporate and other networking systems, such as routers, switches, network security appliances, network access equipment and networked storage devices. Their knowledge-based processors employ an advanced processor architecture and a large knowledge database containing information on the network as well as applications and content that run on the network to make complex decisions about individual packets of information traveling through the network. Their knowledge-based processors significantly enhance the ability of networking original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, to supply network service providers with systems offering more advanced functionality for the Internet, such as application-based routing, voice transmission over the Internet, or VoIP, unified threat management (UTM) network security, virtual private networks, or VPNs, and streaming video and audio.
NetLogic Microsystems Inc with head office located at 3975 Freedom Circle Santa Clara, California 95054.
In 2011 the company owned a total of 775.09 million USD worth of assets, including 342.78 million USD worth of current assets. 2010 was the year when the company amassed the most assets. The company net sales last year amounted to 405.41 million USD, which means a 6.20% increase when compared to 2010. The company allocated 153.46 million USD of its income to research and development.
NetLogic's market demand for network processors is driven by three factors: more connected devices (such as smartphones, tablets), more content (such as online video, social networking sites) and more applications and services. These factors are more urgent for bandwidth, quality of service, security, latency, power, and IPv6. Multi-core processors, knowledge-based processors and 10/40/100G PHYs will meet these needs.
Mr. Abdi said that NetLogic is the world's number one leader in multi-core processors with a market share of over 50% and more than 85% in China. The company's knowledge-based processor has a global market share of over 80% and 100% in China. The 10/40/100G PHY has a global share of more than half and more than 55% in China. Major customers include large-scale communications equipment manufacturers worldwide, such as Huawei, ZTE and Cisco.
By acquiring NetLogic Microsystems, Broadcom will be able to provide customers with a best-in-class and seamlessly integrated network infrastructure platform that will help customers accelerate time to market and reduce development costs. The acquisition of NetLogic Microsystems also brings some key solutions to Broadcom's legacy infrastructure product line, including multi-core embedded processor solutions and knowledge processor solutions, both of which are next-generation infrastructure The key driving force for construction.