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Broadcom engineer wins 2011 TechAmerica Innovator Award

Broadcom’s Wael William Diab was recognized in the Green Tech category.

By Kylie MalstromPublished: October 17, 2011 01:02 PM

TechAmerica recently honored Wael William Diab, an engineer from Irvine-based Broadcom Corporation, with the 2011 Innovator Award for Green Tech. The senior technical director of the CTO department 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.

"I am honored that TechAmerica has recognized Broadcom's Energy Efficient Networking technology,” said Diab. “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. "

Diab directed Broadcom’s EEN portfolio, which the company boasts delivers energy savings of 70 percent or more per port. Broadcom says its EEN solutions could help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 2.85 million metric tons in the US alone.

Diab is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Vice-Chair of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group. He has been issued 65 patents in the US and has more than 250 pending US patent applications in process.

The Innovator Awards honor individuals representing different industry segments for their contributions to the technology industry. The categories of the award are Cloud Computing & E-Commerce, Cybersecurity, Electronics, Government Services, Green Tech/ Smart Grid, Health & Medical Technologies, Mobile Services, Semiconductor, and Social Media and Software.

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