Henry Samueli, Ph.D.

Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer, Broadcom
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Dr. Henry Samueli co-founded Broadcom Corporation in 1991. In 2016 Broadcom Corporation was acquired by Avago Technologies Limited and renamed Broadcom Limited. The combined company is a global leader in providing semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Dr. Samueli currently serves as Chief Technical Officer and Board Member of the company.

Since 1985 Dr. Samueli has also been a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 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, where he consulted from 1988 to 1994. From 1980 to 1985 he was employed in various engineering and management positions in the Electronics and Technology Division of TRW, Inc., a military communications defense contractor now part of Northrop-Grumman.

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 75 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.

In 2000 Dr. Samueli 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. In 2010 he received the UCLA Medal. In 2011 he received the Global Semiconductor Alliance Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award. In 2012 he was awarded the Marconi Society Prize and Fellowship, and in 2017 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree from the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.

In December 2003 Dr. Samueli and his wife Susan purchased the management contract for the Honda Center sports and entertainment venue, creating Anaheim Arena Management, LLC to oversee all operations of the arena. In June 2005 they purchased the Anaheim Ducks National Hockey League (NHL) club, Honda Center’s largest tenant, and in 2007 the Anaheim Ducks became the first California team ever to win the NHL Stanley Cup championship. In 2016 J.D. Power named the Anaheim Ducks as the Highest Ranked Professional Sports Fan Experience in the Los Angeles market.

The success of Broadcom has provided Dr. Samueli and Susan the opportunity to support many worthwhile nonprofit organizations. After Broadcom went public in 1998 they created the Samueli Foundation and to date they have gifted over $500 million in the areas of Education, Health, Social Services, the Performing Arts, and Jewish Culture. In 2012 they joined the Giving Pledge, initiated by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates, whose members pledge the majority of their wealth to philanthropy. Some of their leadership naming gifts include the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA in 1999, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine in 1999, the Samueli Theater at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in 2000, the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UC Irvine in 2001 (now the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute), the Samueli Jewish Campus in Irvine, CA in 2001, the Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library at Chapman University in 2003, the Samueli Academy, a public charter high school in Santa Ana, CA in 2013, and the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences at UC Irvine in 2017.

Read more about Dr. Samueli in this Q&A with U.S. News & World Report.