This 1×1 design lowers cost while still delivering dramatic speed, power and performance, empowering a broad new user base to effortlessly stream HD video, and significantly increase their Wi-Fi range in the home, office, or hotspot zone,” Rahul Patel, VP of product marketing for Broadcom’s Wireless Connectivity Combo Group, said in a statement.

Broadcom’s BCM43162 chip is designed for PCs and notebooks, while the BCM4339 chips is geared toward tablets and smartphones. Both chips are now being tested by early-access customers. Broadcom expects to ramp up production in the second half of the