Category Broadcom Innovation

SSP CEO Maya Ajmera: “There’s No Magic Bullet to Getting More Girls in STEM”  

The key to boosting  the ranks of women in STEM careers is early, hands-on exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “It’s not about reading about science, it’s about actually doing science,” Maya Ajmera, Chief Executive Officer of Washington, D.C.-based Society for Science and the Public, told a crowd of executives and employees of Broadcom and Broadcom Foundation at a “fireside chat” at the company’s headquarters in Irvine, Calif. Ajmera, who was raised in North Carolina by Indian parents who…

Broadcom and UCI’s New Tech Competition Brings Together Future Lawyers, Business Executives and Engineers

For all of the thousands of hours of study that it takes to become an engineer, computer scientist, business executive or attorney, there’s very little professional preparation that can compare to hands-on experience. That was the driving theme behind a recent competitive event, called the Technology and Entrepreneurship Achievement Competition, which Broadcom co-sponsored alongside four different graduate schools at the University of California, Irvine. View photos from the event on Facebook. “The cross-disciplinary approach to problem-solving mimicked what students will…

GPS Guru: Broadcom’s Frank van Diggelen Awarded Fellowship by Institute of Navigation

If you’ve ever used something other than your senses to navigate, you can probably thank Broadcom’s Dr. Frank van Diggelen and his colleagues. He’s credited with many of the key patents and inventions that enable the global positioning system (GPS) to be ubiquitous in mobile devices and increasingly, wearable ones. Last month, he was recognized for 20 years of contributions to location technology by the Institute of Navigation (ION), a prestigious industry group made up of academics, researchers and engineers,…

Measuring Up: Broadcom’s Corporate Sustainability Performance on the Rise

With 99.98 percent of all Internet traffic crossing a Broadcom chip each day, we have a significant opportunity to help reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Today, Broadcom published its first Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) compliant Corporate Sustainability Report designed to increase its level of disclosure across four key areas of the business: Company, Environment, Workplace and Community. Read the full report here.  Increasing visibility into operations has allowed Broadcom to establish and achieve meaningful performance improvement goals….

Dr. Henry Samueli in EE Times: “IoT: For the market to take off, we need a higher level of interoperabilty”

Editor’s Note: Broadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in EE Times, in which Dr. Henry Samueli, chief technical officer and chairman of the board at Broadcom, talks to Rick Merritt about a range of topics from Moore’s Law to Silicon Valley to the Internet of Things.  From EE Times: EE Times: Has Broadcom found a path to designing with the emerging FinFET processes? Henry Samueli:…

How Big is Broadcom’s Impact on the Internet? You’ll Be Amazed.

Take a moment and let this statistic sink in: 99.98 percent of all Internet traffic crosses at least one Broadcom chip. All Internet traffic. Sure, that could be a tough stat to get your head around, given all of the web pages and mobile apps and videos and social media updates and everything else that runs through the Internet’s pipelines. But when you think about all of the places where Broadcom products are found – in mobile devices, home networking…

Scott McGregor in EE Times: How to Help STEM the Tide of Unfilled Tech Jobs

Editor’s Note: Broadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in EE Times, in which Scott McGregor,  President and CEO of Broadcom, talks about how companies will need employees with STEM skills in order to keep up with coming innovations.  From EE Times: The Internet of Things (IoT) is in that burgeoning stage when anything can happen. The first bugs haven’t shown up, companies aren’t too worried…

CEO Scott McGregor in VentureBeat: The IoT Winners Will Be Those That Can Create Complete Solutions

The Internet’s next frontier is being defined by the work of the new entrepreneurs – the hobbyists, the tinkerers, the DIY-ers – and Broadcom is arming them with the tools they need to bring their visions to life. In a recent interview with Venture Beat’s Dean Takahashi, Broadcom’s President and Chief Executive Scott McGregor discussed Broadcom’s push into sensor-loaded wearables and the device-driven Internet of Things with its WICED™ platform, noting that the creative types are the ones primed to…

CEO Scott McGregor: “Companies Need to Create Cultures Where Women Can Do Their Best Work”

Editor’s Note: This week, Broadcom President and Chief Executive Officer Scott McGregor joined a fireside chat at the Anita Borg Institute’s Technical Executive Forum at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing for a spotlight discussion on “Leading Change from the Top.” Moderated by Robin Abrams, Board Member of FactSet, HCLTechnologies, Sierra Wireless and Lattice Semi-Conductor, the talk discussed ways in which companies can create cultures where women can do their best work, including sharing practices and strategies for long-term change.  In…

Creativity Rules at Internet of Things World Hackathon

What would you create if you were given a development kit, a team of strangers and a deadline? Nine teams accepted that challenge at the hackathon event during the Internet of Things World conference last week in Palo Alto, Calif. Participants were encouraged to team up by interest. They were armed with 30 hours of project time and development tools from companies like Broadcom, which handed out 50 of its WICED connectivity platforms to potential participants: 25 WICED™ Wi-Fi  and 25…

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