Broadcom Engineer Wins Test Engineer of the Year Award
Brad Davis Recognized by Test and Measurement World Magazine for Outstanding Achievement with Broadcom's Flagship BCM4330 Combo Chip
IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
• Davis recognized for his innovative testing methodologies and engineering achievements with Broadcom's BCM4330 Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / FM combo chip
• Award includes $10,000 grant to engineering program in Davis' honor
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced RF DVT manager Brad Davis has been named Test Engineer of the Year by Test and Measurement World magazine. Davis was awarded with the honor during at the publication's annual awards ceremony on Tuesday evening.
Test & Measurement World's annual Test Engineer of the Year award pays tribute to the important contributions that test engineers make to the quality of electronics components, products and systems. Davis was presented with this honor for his outstanding achievements with Broadcom's flagship BCM4330 combo chip.
As a technique specialist and team leader with WLAN hardware team, Davis manages and characterizes RF performance of all Broadcom's WLAN mobility chips, modules and drivers throughout product life cycles. The BCM4330, Broadcom's flagship wireless combo chip, combines multiple cutting-edge wireless systems (802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and FM radio) on a single silicon die.
Beyond the challenge of developing industry-leading WLAN solutions like the BCM4330, the complexity of testing also rises. With his expertise on RF hardware design and his dedication of test automation, Brad and his team have pioneered new techniques and tools that have increased test coverage by many times, improving test speeds by a factor of 3 compared to prior techniques.
In addition to the award and recognition, Davis will be given the honor of designating a $10,000 grant to an engineering program, courtesy of National Instruments, the award sponsor.
Michael Hurlston, SVP and GM, WLAN line of business, Broadcom
"Brad takes pride in applying his leadership in the continuous development of new test methodologies, trying to keep his team one step ahead of test requirements. By greatly improving test turnaround time and providing invaluable insights to design teams to improve testability of future chips, Brad has enabled Broadcom to produce the leading WLAN product in the world."
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