Broadcom Corporation, a global leader in wired and wireless broadband communications semiconductors have announced a partnership with Nintendo to provide wireless technology for the Nintendo Revolution. Broadcom's technology will enable Nintendo to add wireless features and connectivity to its next generation console, which will feature an advanced wireless platform that integrates multiple technologies to enable a new and exciting gaming experience.
"The depth and breadth of Broadcom's wireless expertise will enable Nintendo to deliver the industry's most innovative gaming solutions," noted Genyo Takeda, Senior Managing Director, General Manager, Integrated Research & Development Division for Nintendo. "By integrating Broadcom's wireless solutions into our next-generation systems, we can provide the high performance gaming and connectivity capabilities that will delight users of 'Revolution'."
Robert A. Rango, Group Vice President of Broadcom's Mobile & Wireless Group, commented on the deal. "Broadcom is pleased to partner with technology leader Nintendo, whose visionary commitment to the user experience has inspired new uses for established wireless technology. With the broadest portfolio of maximum performance wireless solutions, we can provide all the connectivity pieces and advanced features required for exciting new consumer products."
It will be interesting to see exactly how the 'multiple technologies' will be intergrated into the Nintendo Revolution. Since the obvious applications (like hassle free online and LAN gaming) have already been implied by Nintendo President Satoru Iwata at the Game Developers Conference in March, and with the Wavebird Nintendo has already basically perfected the wireless controller, what else can there be? Maybe it uses a small wireless adapter like the wavebird so you don't need to plug the Revolution directly into your television?