Guglielmo Marconi was a believer. An entrepreneur. A futurist.
As the father of modern communications technology, he was a scientist and great inventor. His passion and pioneering contributions to communications technology changed the world.
In his honor, each year The Marconi Society fellows gather from around the globe to award a prize and fellowship to an individual who carries on the spirit of Marconi through their significant contributions to the advancement of communications for the benefit of society.
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This multi-day convergence of ideas includes a series of meetings and events, notably the Young Scholars Panel, Marconi Symposium and culminating in an awards ceremony in honor of the named Marconi Prize recipient.
This year, Broadcom Co-Founder, CTO and Chairman of the Board Dr. Henry Samueli was named winner of the Marconi Prize and Fellowship. Samueli is being honored for his pioneering work in developing and commercializing analog and mixed signal circuits for modern communications systems, most notably the cable modem.
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Amongst family, friends, colleagues and fellow technology magnates – Samueli was recognized for his amazing accomplishments in an awards ceremony held September 6 in Irvine, Calif.
Dr. Vijay Dhir, Dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, said, “Henry has demonstrated that through vision, revolutionary ideas and hard work ethic one can realize their dreams.”
UCLA professor Dr. Alan Willson beamed with pride for his former student as he presented the Marconi award. He talked of how Henry’s characteristics as a scientist, teacher, entrepreneur and philanthropist make him the perfect candidate for this lifetime achievement.
Past winners have included “fathers of the Internet” Paul Baran, Vint Cerf, Robert Kahn, Leonard Kleinrock, Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Bob Metcalfe; encryption pioneers Whit Diffie, Martin Hellman and Ron Rivest; DSL modem inventor John Cioffi; and breakthrough fiber optics scientists such as Nobel Laureate Sir Charles Kao, Bob Tkach and Andrew Chraplyvy.
“It is an amazing honor and I’m deeply flattered. I’m very proud of the impact we have had on our industry and on society,” Samueli said. “Today was a special day I will remember for a very long time.”