Co-Founder and CEO, Broadcom Corporation
B.S. UCLA Electrical Engineering, 1975
M..S. UCLA Electrical Engineering, 1976
Ph.D. UCLA Electrical Engineering, 1980
Member of National Academy of Engineering, 2003
"I have spent a good portion of my life affiliated with UCLA – as an undergraduate student, a graduate student, a faculty member, an industrial partner, and as a benefactor" says Dr. Henry Samueli. "The research I did as a faculty member formed, to a large extent, the foundations upon which we built Broadcom in the early days."
Founded in 1991, Broadcom is a global leader in providing semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Dr. Samueli is responsible for driving the vision of Broadcom's research and development activities as well as helping coordinate corporate-wide engineering development strategies. Broadcom had revenues of $2.7 billion in 2005 and employed 4,300 people worldwide at year-end, including over 150 UCLA alumni.
Dr. Samueli's outstanding career includes a professorship in the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA, where he supervised research programs in broadband communications circuits and digital signal processing. He is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at UC Irvine since 2003. In addition, Dr. Samueli, a named inventor in 36 U.S. patents, was Chief Scientist and one of the founders of PairGain Technologies, Inc., a telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the digital subscriber line (DSL) industry.
He was a consultant for PairGain from 1988 to 1994 and held various engineering management positions in the Electronics and Technology Division of TRW, Inc. At TRW, Inc., he was responsible for the development of military broadband communications systems.
Dr. Samueli serves on the UC President's Board on Science and Innovation and is Chair of the UCLA Chancellor's Competitiveness Council. He is on the Board of Trustees of the UC Irvine Foundation and is a member of the UC Irvine Chief Executive Roundtable. He is on the Industrial Advisory Boards of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA and the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine. In 2000, the University of California awarded him the Presidential Medal, the UC Irvine Medal, the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Industrial Pioneer Award, and the UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Science Alumnus of the Year Award. Dr. Samueli's elections include Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2000, a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2003, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004. In 2005, he received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, and the Edward A. Dickson Alumnus of the Year Award from UCLA. Dr. Samueli has published over one hundred technical papers.
The success of Broadcom Corporation has provided Henry and his wife Susan the opportunity to support many worthwhile nonprofi t organizations. Since Broadcom's initial public offering in 1998 the Samueli Foundation has granted over $180 million in gifts in the areas of Education, Health, Social Services, Spirituality & Interfaith, and the Arts. In 2003 and 2004 they were listed among Business Week's 50 Most Generous Philanthropists in the nation. "We fund numerous graduate research projects and we actively recruit UCLA Electrical Engineering Department graduates, because we feel they are the best trained students in our required specialties of any university we work with."