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

Henry Samueli
McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)
Henry Samueli, Ph.D.

Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer
Broadcom Corporation

Free and open to the public

Bio: Dr. Henry Samueli co-founded Broadcom Corporation in 1991 and currently serves as Chief Technical Officer of Broadcom Limited (following the merger of Broadcom Corporation and Avago Technologies Limited in 2016). Broadcom Ltd. 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.

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 been on a leave of absence from UCLA since 1995 in order to be at Broadcom full time. Since 2003 Dr. Samueli has also been a Distinguished Adjunct Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at UC Irvine. 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 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 has published over 100 technical papers and is a named inventor in 74 U.S. patents. 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.


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.

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