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Industry Semiconductors
Founded June 2000
Key people
Raanan Gewirtzman, Chief Executive Officer
Chee Kwan, VP Sales
Didi Ivancovsky, Founder, VP Carriers Strategy
Doron Tal, VP Business Development & Marketing
Dror Heldenberg, CFO
Eli Weitz, CTO
Gal Sitton, VP Systems
Igor Elkanovich, VP VLSI
Products Fiber Access & Embedded Processors
Number of employees

BroadLight is a fabless semiconductor company which designs, manufactures and markets Fiber Access and embedded processors System-on-a-chip (SoC). Founded in 2000[1] by Ran Dror, David Levi, Haim Ben Amram, Didi Ivancovsky and Raanan Ivry, it is headquartered in Herzeliya, Israel with sales offices in the United States, China, Taiwan and Korea. BroadLight operates in the broadband telecommunication operators’ market with products for fiber broadband, fixed and mobile networks for homes and carriers.


BroadLight predicted that the fiber-to-the-home market would outpace xDSL copper broadband installations[2] and that the market would require and benefit from highly integrated Fiber Access semiconductor SoC. The company was recognized to achieve significant market share[3][4] and an established top-tier customer position[5]


BroadLight's products include GPON Central office processors, integrated GPON Customer-premises equipment and Ethernet Gateway processors which are utilized in Fiber to the home (FTTx), and Ethernet CPEs.

BroadLight's most notable innovations[6][7] are the introduction of the separated control and data processing planes[8] and the integration of a network processor in its integrated fiber access SoC. The integration of the network processor[9] enables flexibility[10] via a programmable networking engine[11] and allows in-field adoptions to evolving operator service models.

Intellectual Property[edit]

Since 2004 BroadLight has been awareded multiple patents[12] in the area of fiber access and CPE network processing.

Acquisition by Broadcom[edit]

On April 2012 Broadcom Corporation acquired[13][14] BroadLight for $230M in a cash transaction.

Company structure[edit]

The company was venture capital funded by Azure Capital Partners, Benchmark Capital, Delta Ventures, Israel Seed Partners, Motorola Ventures, Star Ventures and Cipio Partners. The Chairman of the Board of Directors is Anthony T. Maher[15]


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