Imagination’s CEO wins Contribution to Industry Award

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Sir Hossein Yassaie, CEO of Imagination Technologies, pictured centre, was presented with the Contribution to Industry award at the 2014 annual NMI Electronic Systems Awards, hosted by athlete Kriss Akabusi (right).

Derek Boyd, NMI CEO, left, presenting the award to Sir Hossein Yassaie, said: "When selecting people for this award, our focus is on someone who goes beyond the call of duty in leading an activity solely for the good of the industry as a whole. This year's award winner epitomises that. "Quite often that person is someone we regard as an unsung hero, but, this year, our winner is very highly regarded. This person is one of the busiest men around but still makes time to serve on the ESCO Council." Meanwhile, Dyson won the award for Company of the Year. Judges commended the company's plans to double the size of its UK research centre and the success of the 360 Eye robotic vacuum cleaner. Boyd noted: "Tonight we honour a company whose success we can all celebrate in 2014, a company which can be held up as an exemplar – to inspire others and symbolise the ever increasing value of electronics to our economy, industry and society." The full list of winners is: • Contribution to Industry: Sir Hossein Yassaie • Company of the Year: Dyson • Young Engineer of the Year: James Pallister, Embecosm • Innovation: Cambridge CMOS Sensors • Innovation in Power Electronics: Mentor Graphics • Semi360: Imagination Technologies • Product Excellence: BAE Systems • Collaborative R&D Achievement: Eltek Semiconductors • Low Power Design innovation: ARM • Manufacturing Site of the Year: Landis & Gyr • Manufacturing Supplier of the Year: Multi-lab • University Research group award: PEATER Group, University of Warwick