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Broadcom Founder Henry Samueli Wins 2012 Marconi Prize

Press Release – MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, June 19, 2012

Henry SamueliPioneered Development and Commercialization of Broadband Circuits

Henry Samueli, co-founder of Broadcom Corporation, has won the prestigious 2012 Marconi Society Prize and Fellowship. Samueli, whose work led to the explosive growth of the consumer broadband industry, was selected for his pioneering advances in the development and commercialization of analog and mixed signal circuits for modern communication systems, in particular the cable modem.

Those innovations also built the foundation of Irvine, Calif.-based Broadcom Corporation and enabled the company’s subsequent expansion into other broadband markets such as Ethernet networking and wireless communications. Since its founding in 1991, Broadcom has grown to become one of the world’s leading suppliers of broadband communications semiconductors.

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In awarding the annual Marconi Prize, the Marconi Society’s aim is to enhance the spirit of Guglielmo Marconi – scientist, engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur – his contributions to communications and information, and his determination that such knowledge be directed to the social, economic and cultural improvement of all humanity. The $100,000 Marconi Prize recognizes achievements of those living individuals from anywhere in the world whose aspirations, careers and accomplishments are characterized by a similar dedication. Through symposia and other means, the Marconi Society seeks to develop, explore and disseminate relevant research.