Apple has chosen Broadcom technology for its wireless products, the latter firm said today.

Apple's vice president of Mac hardware product marketing, David Moody, said: "Apple is the leader in providing fast, affordable and easy-to-use 802.11g wireless networking to consumers. Broadcom's 54g technology delivers the high-performance, secure wireless networking experience our customers expect."

The latest AirPort products from Apple use Broadcom's 54g technology - its implementation of the 802.11g standard. "The latest Apple design utilizes Broadcom's highly integrated BCM4712 WLAN processor with embedded high performance wireless technology and robust security features enabling maximum portability and convenience for wireless users," Broadcom said.

Broadcom's director of technology and product planning, Mike Medina, said: "The popularity of wireless networking in the home, at school, and thousands of public hot spots around the world, is fueling demand for convenient high-speed wireless access for a variety of consumer applications.

"Combining Broadcom's high-performance 54g technology with Apple's innovative consumer and professional products enhances consumers' wireless Internet experience."