Henry Samueli, Broadcom Corp. co-founder and UCI Distinguished Adjunct Professor of electrical engineering & computer science, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors for 2017. The distinction is awarded to academic inventors who’ve demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation with outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. Samueli is a named inventor in 75 U.S. patents for high-speed communications technology. His pioneering advances in the development and commercialization of analog and mixed signal circuits for modern communication systems led to the explosive growth of the consumer broadband industry. There are now 912 NAI fellows, representing over 250 research universities and governmental and nonprofit research institutes. The 2017 fellows are named inventors on nearly 6,000 issued U.S. patents, bringing the number of such patents held by all NAI fellows to more than 32,000. UCI’s sixth NAI fellow, Samueli will be inducted on April 5, 2018, as part of the academy’s seventh annual conference in Washington, D.C.