2013 MARCONI PRIZE GOES TO CELLPHONE PIONEER MARTIN COOPER
Press Release – MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, April 3, 2013
Wireless visionary reshaped the concept of mobile communication
2013—Forty years to the day after he helped launch the age of portable mobile telecommunications, the Marconi Society has announced that Martin Cooper is the recipient of the 2013 Marconi Prize, considered the pinnacle honor in the field of Mr. Cooper, a wireless visionary and serial entrepreneur, is credited with developing and popularizing the concept of the handheld mobile phone. He led the talented team that put Motorola at the forefront of a burgeoning new industry. In the process, he helped reshape and point the global telecommunications industry in a new direction.
Broadcom Founder Henry Samueli Wins 2012 Marconi Prize
Press Release – MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, June 19, 2012
Pioneered Development and Commercialization of Broadband Circuits
Henry Samueli, co-founder of Broadcom Corporation, has won the prestigious 2012 Marconi Society Prize and Fellowship. Samueli, whose work led to the explosive growth of the consumer broadband industry, was selected for his pioneering advances in the development and commercialization of analog and mixed signal circuits for modern communication systems, in particular the cable modem.
Those innovations also built the foundation of Irvine, Calif.-based Broadcom Corporation and enabled the company's subsequent expansion into other broadband markets such as Ethernet networking and wireless communications. Since its founding in 1991, Broadcom has grown to become one of the world's leading suppliers of broadband communications semiconductors.