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Imagination CEO is given knighthood

Imagination's Chief Executive Officer, Hossein Yassaie, has been awarded a knighthood by the Queen in Her Majesty’s New Year Honours 2013. The award was given in recognition of his services to technology and innovation.
Hossein Yassaie comments:

“I am absolutely delighted and deeply humbled to receive such prestigious recognition. This distinguished honour means a great deal to me both personally and professionally. I have always wanted to make a real difference by what I do and I see this honour not only as a major recognition for past effort but as a real encouragement for the future.

“I strongly believe success in life also depends on support and commitment from family, friends, work colleagues and business partners. I have been very fortunate in this respect and see this honour as much theirs as mine.”

A British national, Hossein gained a BSc degree (1979) and PhD degree (1982) from Birmingham University in Electronics and Communication Engineering as well as serving as a Research Fellow.

He worked for Inmos and ST Microelectronics before joining Imagination Technologies as CTO in 1992. Hossein refocused the business on advanced technology development and created Imagination Technologies’ successful silicon intellectual property (IP) business model. He became Imagination Technologies’ Chief Executive Officer in June 1998.

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