Randy Silva Community Hero 2015Editor’s Note: Broadcom Community Heroes  recognizes civic engagement and volunteerism by Broadcom employees around the globe, who may nominate themselves or their colleagues for recognition under guidelines set forth by Broadcom Foundation. The Community Engagement Committee honors these employees with a $500 gift in their honor from a list of qualifying charities. In this series on the blog, we’ll profile each Community Hero to share stories about their interests and


Broadcom has come a long way in its commitment to reduce climate change and that change is now being recognized on the global stage. This week, Broadcom was included in Newsweek’s Top Ten rankings of the world’s most sustainable companies. For 2015, Broadcom is ranked as the No. 4 greenest company in the U.S. and No. 8 globally on the prestigious 2015 Newsweek Green Rankings.Newsweek Green Rankings 2015

It’s an impressive rise …


Broadcom engineers aren’t the only ones who are laser-focused on “connecting everything.” This week’s fourth annual Broadcom Foundation University Research Competition demonstrated that graduate students around the world are busy innovating connectivity technology breakthroughs of their own. BFURC Sea of People 1

The competition brings together 12 finalists from internationally renowned universities to share research that will dramatically impact 21st century engineering and communications. From Big Data to the Internet of Things, smart cities …


Broadcom Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Technical Officer Dr. Henry Samueli credits his love of engineering to a seventh grade shop teacher who let him tackle building a Heathkit vacuum-tube short-wave radio. CASPA Pi Workshop 2015

The teacher’s amazement at his home-built radio was the spark that ignited a brilliant technical career and inspired the non-profit Broadcom Foundation’s mission: To advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education by funding …


MASTERS International Group MASTERS International delegates in Pittsburgh, Pa.

The 4th annual Broadcom MASTERS International was a jam-packed week where 24 young scientists and engineers from around the world got the chance to meet for cross-cultural exchanges that transcended societal and language barriers.

It didn’t matter that the delegates — who were selected for leadership and STEM achievement by judges at their national science fairs — traveled from as far away as Australia, Brazil, Singapore …


Editor’s Note: Broadcom Community Heroes  recognizes civic engagement and volunteerism by Broadcom employees around the globe, who may nominate themselves or their colleagues for recognition under guidelines set forth by Broadcom Foundation. The Community Engagement Committee honors these employees with a $500 gift in their honor from a list of qualifying charities. In this series on the blog, we’ll profile each Community Hero to share stories about their interests and


They say it takes a village to raise a child. Perhaps the same can be said for raising a scientist, mathematician or engineer.

It’s that same collaborative spirit that drives Broadcom Foundation’s flagship science and engineering competition, Broadcom MASTERS® International.

As the Foundation prepares to welcome another MASTERS International delegation to Pittsburgh this week, the program continues its tradition of bringing together students who have shown exceptional promise in …


Israel, like many other countries around the globe, is challenged to inspire young people to stick with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. With more than 600 Broadcom employees there, 90 percent of them engineers, Israel is striving to be part of Israel’s STEM solution.

A few years ago, Israel’s Ministry of Education tapped Broadcom Israel’s commitment and brain power to help bring project-based learning to middle school students.…


Middle school is a “make or break” time for students to stick with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Sometimes it takes a glimpse of the future to make sure they stick with it into high school – and their careers.

That’s just what Rajiv Ramaswami, executive vice president and general manager of the Infrastructure and Networking Group at Broadcom, hoped to bring to a group of 100 middle-schoolers …


Paula Golden in red T-shirtEditor’s NoteBroadcom leaders often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in The Huffington Post, in which Paula Golden, President and Executive Director of Broadcom Foundation and Director of Broadcom Corporation Community Affairs, talks about how online avatars can enhance students’ curiosity and sense of discovery. 

From The Huffington Post:

Joseph Campbell, the …