OC Register, "Two Henrys chip in to change the world"

It’s been 20 years since Henry Nicholas and Henry Samueli wrote two $5,000 checks to start Broadcom out of Nicholas’ home in Redondo Beach. Now the Irvine-based company has nearly 9,500 employees worldwide. Revenue last year was $6.8 billion. The two Henrys started with a vision of a broadband-connected world that continues today, with the company on track this year to ship more than two billion chips. - HTN Foundation

Two Henrys chip in to change the world


Henry Samueli and Henry Nicholas predicted that once you had a taste of broadband you could never go back.

Broadcom's small silicon wafers now connect everything.

The evidence that the two Henrys were right 20 years ago when they started what is now Broadcom is a sprawling 12- building global headquarters in Irvine. It houses around 2,300 employees (of 9,460 worldwide) and the company's revenue grows by another billion dollars every few years.

Dr. Henry Samueli, Co-Founder of Broadcom Corporation and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) with CEO of Broadcom, Scott McGregor at the Broadcom offices in Irvine. MICHAEL GOULDING, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER<< READ MORE >>