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Distinguished Industry Leader Award 2006 - Henry Samueli

"For pioneering technical contributions and leadership in the development and growth of the broadband communications industry"

Dr. Henry Samueli is Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Technical Officer of Broadcom Corporation. Broadcom was founded in 1991 and 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. 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.

Since 1985 Dr. 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 published over 100 technical papers in these areas and he is a named inventor in 32 U.S. patents. He has been on a leave of absence from UCLA since 1995. Dr. Samueli has also been a Distinguished Adjunct Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department 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 to 1994. From 1980 until 1985 he was employed in various engineering management positions in the Electronics and Technology Division of TRW, Inc., where he was responsible for the development of military broadband communications systems. Dr. Samueli received a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 1975, 1976, and 1980, respectively.

Dr. Samueli serves on the UC President’s Board on Science and Innovation and he is Chair of the UCLA Chancellor’s Competitiveness Council. He is on the Board of Trustees of the UC Irvine Foundation and he 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 he was awarded the University of California 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. Dr. Samueli was elected a 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 was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, and the Edward A. Dickson Alumnus of the Year from UCLA.

The success of Broadcom Corporation has provided Henry and his wife Susan the opportunity to support many worthwhile organizations. Since Broadcom’s initial public offering in 1998 their family Foundation has committed over $180 million in grants and pledges in the areas of Education, Health, Social Services, Spirituality & Interfaith, and The Arts and in 2003 and 2004 they were listed among Business Week’s 50 Most Generous Philanthropists in the nation.

In December 2003, Henry and Susan purchased the management contract for the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim sports and entertainment venue, creating Anaheim Arena Management, LLC, to oversee all operations of the arena, and in June 2005 they purchased the Anaheim Ducks National Hockey League club, the Arrowhead Pond’s largest tenant. Billboard Magazine listed the Arrowhead Pond as the third largest grossing arena in the world in concert revenue in 2005.

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