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Broadcom employee named Test Engineer of the Year

The engineer was honored due to his work on the firm’s BCM4330 chip, which can be used with multiple wireless systems.

By Kirsti CorreaPublished: February 06, 2012 07:00 AM

Test and Measurement World Magazine recognized Irvine-based Broadcom engineer Brad Davis with the Test Engineer of the Year award at the publication’s annual awards ceremony held last Tuesday evening. Davis received a $10,000 grant to an engineering program of his choice as part of the honor.

The award recognizes engineers for their outstanding achievement in improving the quality of electronics components, products and systems. Davis was given the nod for his innovative testing techniques that enabled his team to develop the BCM4330, Broadcom's flagship wireless combo chip.

“Davis 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,” said Michael Hurlston, Broadcom senior vice president. 

Davis is a technique specialist and team leader on the WLAN (wireless local area network) hardware team. While helping to develop on the BCM4330 chip – which works with multiple wireless systems, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM radio – testing speeds were three times faster than previous efforts.

“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,” said Hurlston.

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