Howard Frazier, Broadcom
Howard M. Frazier serves as Senior Technical Director at Broadcom Corporation, responsible for technical strategy development within the Office of the CTO for the Infrastructure Networking Group (ING). Prior to Broadcom, Frazier served as a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems. He is one of the co-inventors of 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and Fast Ethernet.
Frazier also served as chairman of the IEEE 802.3 task force that defined the standards for Ethernet in the First Mile (IEEE Std 802.3ah), Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE Std 802.3z) and Fast Ethernet (IEEE Std 802.3u), and is currently chairing the Ethernet MIB modules Task Force (IEEE P802.3.1). He has served as the chairman of the IEEE Standards Association Review Committee (RevCom) and as the vice chairman of the IEEE-SA Standards Board.
Among his accomplishments in high-speed networking, Frazier led the development of the world’s first 10/100BASE-T network interface controller in 1993 during his tenure with Sun Microsystems. He has also co-authored a book titled, “Ethernet in the First Mile: Access for Everyone,” published by the IEEE Standards Information Network/IEEE Press. Frazier is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University.