Broadcom's Dan Dobberpuhl Honored with 2003 IEEE Solid-State Circuits Award

9/25/2002 - Broadcom, the leading provider of integrated circuits enabling broadband communications, announced that the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest technical professional society, has named Dan Dobberpuhl, Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom's Broadband Processor Business Unit, as the recipient of the 2003 IEEE Solid-State Circuits Award. Mr. Dobberpuhl is being recognized "for pioneering design of high-speed and low-power microprocessors," according to the IEEE award citation.

"Dan and his team are widely recognized as being among the premier microprocessor designers in the world," said Dr. Henry Samueli, Broadcom's Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer. "Dan has made significant contributions to Broadcom and to the industry as a whole, and it is great to see him recognized by his peers for such outstanding career achievements."

Mr. Dobberpuhl came to Broadcom through its acquisition of SiByte Inc., where he was co-founder, President and CEO. Prior to founding SiByte, he worked at Digital Equipment Corporation as one of five Senior Corporate Consulting Engineers, Digital's highest technical positions, directing the company's Palo Alto Design Center. Mr. Dobberpuhl was responsible for the design of many high-performance microprocessors, including the PDP-11, uVax, Alpha, and StrongARM. In an October 1998 article, EE Times named him one of "forty forces that will shape the semiconductor industry of tomorrow." He has authored numerous technical papers and is co-author of the text, Design and Analysis of VLSI Circuits, well known to a generation of electrical engineering students. Mr. Dobberpuhl is the named inventor on nine issued U.S. patents and has several more pending patent applications in various areas of circuit design.

The Solid-State Circuits Award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1987 to honor an individual, or team of up to three, for outstanding contributions in the field of solid-state circuits, as exemplified by benefit to society, enhancement to technology and professional leadership.

"The Solid-State Circuits Award is the Integrated Circuits community's equivalent to a life-time achievement award," said Charles Sodini, Solid-State Circuits Society President. "The select group of honorees represents only those who have made truly significant contributions to the industry."

The IEEE Board of Directors will present the award, which consists of a medal, a certificate and an honorarium of $10,000, during the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in February 2003. Mr. Dobberpuhl has designated that the honorarium be directed to the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, his alma mater.

"I'm grateful for the honor bestowed upon me by the IEEE Awards Board," said Mr. Dobberpuhl. "I share this honor with the incredibly talented colleagues I currently have the privilege of working with, and those whom I've been associated with over the years."

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