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Broadcom targets choppy audio with new Bluetooth chip – Source Reuters Tech News

FILE PHOTO: A sign to the campus offices of chip maker Broadcom Ltd, who announced on Monday an unsolicited bid to buy peer Qualcomm Inc for $103 billion, is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake

(Reuters) – Broadcom Inc on Thursday released a new chip aimed at eliminating choppy phone calls and music on Bluetooth headphones.

The San Jose, California-based company is a major supplier to high-end smart phone makers such as Apple Inc, with whom it has signed deals to supply as much as $15 billion worth of chips.

The Broadcom chip released on Thursday handles Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless communication functions in devices such as smart phones. The Bluetooth portion of the chip uses two radios in tandem to communicate with devices such as headphones.

Vijay Nagarajan, vice president of Broadcom’s mobile connectivity division, said the technology is meant to prevent choppy calls and music listening when walking into crowded areas like subway…

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