Henry Samueli, Ph.D., Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer, Broadcom Corporation on Entrepreneurship

McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

Winter Quarter 2012 Entrepreneurship Seminar Series

Featuring Henry Samueli, Ph.D.

Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer

Broadcom Corporation

Free and open to the public

The Story of Broadcom - How a UCLA Professor Became a Successful Entrepreneur

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. Dr. Samueli helps drive the vision of Broadcom's research and development activities and he also helps coordinate corporate-wide engineering development initiatives.

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 67 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 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.

Dr. Samueli received a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 1975, 1976, and 1980, respectively.  He 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.

Dr. Samueli serves on the UC President’s Board on Science and Innovation, and the Chancellor’s Advisory Council at both UCLA and UC Irvine. He is also on the Dean’s Advisory Council of both 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. 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. In 2006 he received the IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Industry Leaders Award, and in 2010 he received the UCLA Medal. In 2011 he won the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award from the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA).

The Entrepreneurship Seminar Series provides a real-world introduction to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship.  Through a series of presentations by prestigious entrepreneurs and industry leaders, participants will explore the various organizational, strategic and financial challenges facing successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs.  Topics include start-up strategies, business idea evaluation, business plan writing, and introduction to venture capital.

For a complete listing of Entrepreneurship Seminar Series guest speakers, please visit http://www.eng.uci.edu/events/entseminars.