Broadcom Engineer Named Winner of 2011 TechAmerica Innovator Award for Green Tech

Wael William Diab Recognized for Leadership in Driving Broadcom's Energy Efficient Networking Solutions and Helping to Reduce Global Carbon Footprint

Oct 12, 2011, 08:00 ET from Broadcom Corporation from ,BRCM Infrastructure & Networking

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that Wael William Diab, senior technical director in the office of the CTO at Broadcom, was named the winner of the 2011 Innovator Award for Green Tech. Diab was recognized for his leadership in developing Broadcom's Energy Efficient Networking (EEN) solutions at the 53rd Annual David Packard Medal of Achievement and Innovator Awards. Learn more about Broadcom's EEN portfolio.

Diab spearheaded Broadcom's EEN portfolio, which goes beyond the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Std 802.3az-2010 Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard, delivering energy savings of 70 percent or more per port and providing customers with end-to-end solutions that enable faster deployment of energy efficient networks. Broadcom EEN solutions could help reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the United States alone by up to 2.85 million metric tons (1).

Diab is a senior member of the IEEE and serves as the Vice-Chair of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group. He has 65 issued U.S. patents and more than 250 pending U.S. patent applications in the networking space. He also is a published author and co-wrote "Ethernet in the First Mile: Access for Everyone."

The Innovator Awards honor innovators representing different industry segments for their contributions to the technology industry. One winner was selected in each of the following categories: Cloud Computing & E-Commerce, Cybersecurity, Electronics, Government Services, Green Tech / Smart Grid, Health & Medical Technologies, Mobile Services, Semiconductor, and Social Media and Software.

The winners were announced at TechAmerica's David Packard Medal of Achievement & Innovator Awards 53rd Annual Dinner on October 11. For more information about the event, please visit


Wael William Diab, Senior Technical Director, Office of the CTO, Broadcom Corporation

"I am honored that TechAmerica has recognized Broadcom's Energy Efficient Networking technology. Our EEN portfolio reflects our commitment not only to our customers but to the planet to reduce each of our products' overall environmental impact through innovation. I am fortunate to be part of a world-class team that has helped make this portfolio a reality. "

Phil Bond, President and CEO, TechAmerica

"TechAmerica is excited to highlight Wael William Diab as well as the rest of the Innovator Awards recipients. This year, we were thrilled with the number of nominations and as we congratulate the winners, we encourage the entire industry to continue to influence technology development for the future."

About Broadcom

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(1)  - IEEE 802.3az: The Road to Energy Efficient Ethernet - Published November 2010

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