Founded in 1991, Broadcom Corporation specializes in semiconductor for wired and wireless communication services. It provides system-on-chip and software solutions to the manufacturers of computing and networking equipment and digital entertainment and broadband access products. Broadcom Corporation maintains more than 3,100 U.S. and over 1,400 foreign patents. It operates research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. The company offers Bluetooth short-range wireless products for personal computers, mobile phones, keyboards, mouse and automotive electronics. Broadcom Corporation also provides digital products for cable modem termination systems and residential broadband gateways. It has a staff of approximately 7,400 employees throughout the world. Broadcom Corporation serves the gigabit Ethernet, server network, digital television solution, mobile communication, enterprise switching and broadband processor markets. The company is a member of Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. Broadcom Corporation has received the Mobile Company of the Year award from the Technology Council of Southern California.