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Everything Broadcom CEO Hock Tan Has Said About The VMware Deal

O’Ryan Johnson

The road To VMware’s future might go through Broadcom CEO Hock Tan. Here is what he has said so far about what lies ahead for the software virtualization powerhouse.

Letter to VMware Employees Signed By Hock Tan

‘By bringing an iconic pioneer like VMware into the Broadcom family, we will be able to reimagine what we can deliver to our customers.’

On behalf of all of us at Broadcom, we wanted to reach out directly to share our excitement about coming together.

To tell you a little more about Broadcom, we are a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of digital and analog semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions. As you may be familiar, over the last several years, we’ve been executing on our strategy to build the world’s leading infrastructure technology company, by both investing in R&D and integrating established, mission-critical platforms, like Symantec, CA Technologies and now VMware, into our company. By bringing an iconic pioneer like VMware into the Broadcom family, we will be able to reimagine what we can deliver to our customers.

We’ve long admired VMware for your enterprise software leadership. In fact, one of the reasons why we became interested in this transaction was because of your world-class team, known for engineering prowess and strong customer and partner relationships. Like VMware, Broadcom has an engineering-first, innovation-centric culture.

Following the closing of the transaction, the Broadcom Software Group will rebrand and operate our existing infrastructure and security software solutions as VMware, a testament to our excitement around what the future holds.

While we’ve only just announced this transaction, we look forward to your talented team joining our company, and for Broadcom Software’s compelling next chapter as VMware.

Tomorrow at 8 a.m. PT, we will be participating in a town hall where we plan to share more about the history of Broadcom and why we’re enthusiastic about what’s ahead for our two companies.

O’Ryan Johnson

O’Ryan Johnson is a veteran news reporter. He covers the data center beat for CRN and hopes to hear from channel partners about how he can improve his coverage and write the stories they want to read. He can be reached at

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