Take a stroll down Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, and you’ll see the names of some of the finest actors to grace the silver screen. Take a stroll down Broadcom’s hallowed halls, and you’ll see the names associated with some of the finest minds in engineering.

They are the shining stars in their field, the ones who have applied their intellect, ingenuity and discipline to have an impact at Broadcom and …


Saving water, lowering energy use, and tracking at the environmental footprint of the supply chain are all important parts of Broadcom’s corporate social responsibility efforts. But most important, perhaps, is transparency.

That’s the theme that takes center stage in this year’s Green Rankings by Newsweek. The rankings look at corporate sustainability and environmental impact practices at the 500 largest publicly-traded companies in the U.S. and around the globe. The …


The coming era of the Internet of Things, when billions of connected devices will depend on technology that enables them to be small, low-cost and low on power consumption, isn’t just about high-tech wearables.

While sleek smartwatches and futuristic eyeglasses are cool, connectivity technologies can have an impact on the greater good, too.

That’s what Kostas Galanopoulos, an electrical engineering graduate student, sees low-power digital sensors for healthcare — such as ultra portable medical …


Girls in ICT Day may have already passed, but its spirit was alive this week at the White House Science Fair.

From building electric dune buggies and flood-proof bridges, to improving the safety of city streets for pedestrians and full-contact football for players, the President was eager to meet with the creators of these impressive projects in the nation’s capital.

More than 100 students — from grade-school-age Girl Scouts


Editor’s Note: Broadcom Foundation established the annual Broadcom Global Community Heroes program to recognize civic engagement and volunteer contributions of Broadcom employees throughout the globe.  Each year, the Broadcom Foundation Board of Directors honors these employees with a foundation gift to a qualified charity in their honor. In this series on the blog, we’ll profile each Community Hero to share stories about their interests and work benefiting their communities around


This was just going to be a personal shout out to the many people who made last month’s Broadcom MASTERS International an event to remember. But then we got some incredible news about a Broadcom MASTERS alum that capped off an already landmark week.Broadcom MASTERS International 2014

The 2014 Broadcom MASTERS International delegates, an extraordinary class of 23 young scientists and engineers representing 13 nations, were hosted by Broadcom volunteers for a …


Of the 120 girls in Fenella Atkinson’s class, only nine took the top level exam for physics this year, a statistic that’s troubling to Fenella because she said that “in my school, there is not enough focus on science.”

2014 MASTERS International delegates in demo centerFor a company like Broadcom, which actively supports the advancement of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education for young people through the Broadcom Foundation, the statistic represents the …


Science, technology, engineering and math students from around the globe are set to descend on Southern California next week to learn what a STEM career has to offer from real-world experts — Broadcom engineers.

Employee volunteers are set to engage with teams of students — each of them a delegate from this year’s Broadcom MASTERS International program — for a little groupthink on how Broadcom technology could be used to …


Plenty of kids wile away the hours tossing hand-folded paper airplanes. But it takes a young innovator to ponder, “How can I do this better?”

In his study, “Flight Properties of a Paper Glider,” middle-school student Miro Brunou, age 14, from Savonlinna, Finland, studied the flying times of different kinds of paper airplanes.

His experiments were designed to determine which style of wings provided the best aerodynamics and lifting power and …


Broadcom MASTERS® alumnae amaze and inspire us, long after they leave the engineering and science-fair competition sponsored by the Broadcom Foundation.

Digital Postcard Girls in ICT Day 2014

As the Broadcom Foundation recognizes Girls in ICT (Information and Computer Technology) Week, we want to give these young students extra kudos for their talent and tenacity in an industry that needs to work harder at attracting and retaining female voices.

Take, for example, Julienne Sauer of …