Broadcom to take on Qualcomm, NVIDIA, TI, Samsung, and Intel in mobile processor market
Broadcom has made a name for itself by making baseband modules, which allow mobile networks and devices communicate, but now it's moving into full SoCs. Broadcom has licensed the ARMv7 and ARMv8 mobile processor architectures, and plans to use those licenses to build SoCs with integrated LTE, which, as we said, is something only Qualcomm offers right now.
ARMv7 is the basis for all current 32-bit ARM Cortex processors, like the A15 and A9 processors, while the ARMv8 architecture includes 64-bit execution.
No word on when to expect these chips in devices.