Eddy W. Hartenstein

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Eddy W. Hartenstein has been a director of Broadcom "since June 2008. In May 2011, Hartenstein was named chief executive officer and president of Tribune Co., which owns the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, KTLA-TV Channel 5 and other media properties. Before that, since August 2008, he was the publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times. He remains publisher of the Los Angeles Times Media Group. In addition, Hartenstein served as co-president of Tribune Co. from October 2010 until May 2011. From December 2005 through May 2008, he served as chairman, president and CEO of HD Partners Acquisition Corp., a special purpose company formed to acquire operating businesses in the media, entertainment or telecommunications industries, which dissolved and distributed assets to its investors in May 2008. Hartenstein was vice chairman and a member of the board of directors of The DIRECTV Group Inc. (formerly Hughes Electronics Corp.), a television service provider, from December 2003 until his retirement in December 2004. He served as chairman and CEO of DIRECTV Inc. from late 2001 through 2004 and as president from its inception in 1990 to 2001. Previously, he served in various capacities for Hughes Communications Inc., a provider of satellite-based communications, Equatorial Communications Services Co., a provider of telephony and data distribution services, and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Hartenstein is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 2002, received an Emmy® Award for lifetime achievement from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2007 and was inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame in 2008. He currently serves on the boards of SanDisk Corp. and SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. Hartenstein received B.S. degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Mathematics from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and an M.S. in Applied Mechanics from the California Institute of Technology."[1]


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  1. Broadcom Board, organizational web page, accessed July 28, 2013.