Dr. Henry Samueli co-founded Broadcom Corporation in 1991 and currently serves as chief technical officer of the company. Broadcom is a global leader in providing semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom’s system-on-a-chip and software solutions enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office, and the mobile environment. Broadcom’s customers are the leading manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices. Samueli helps drive the vision of Broadcom’s research and development activities and he also helps coordinate corporate-wide engineering development initiatives. In 2009, Broadcom had revenues of $4.5 billion and employed over 7,500 people worldwide at year’s end.
Since 1985, Samueli has also been a professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he has supervised research programs in broadband communications circuits and digital signal processing. He has been on a leave of absence from UCLA since 1995. Samueli has also been a distinguished adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Irvine since 2003. He was the chief scientist and one of the founders of PairGain Technologies, Inc., a telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the digital subscriber line (DSL) industry, and he consulted for PairGain from 1988-94. From 1980-85, he was employed in various engineering and management positions in the Electronics and Technology Division of TRW, Inc., where he worked on the hardware development of various military broadband communications systems.