Hossein Yassaie

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Person.png Sir Hossein Yassaie  Rdf-icon.png
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Alma materUniversity of Birmingham
InterestsImagination Technologies

Sir Hossein Yassaie is the former chief executive officer of Imagination Technologies where he worked from 1992 to 2016.[1]

Education and early life

Yassaie came to Britain in 1976 from Iran and became a United Kingdom national in 1984. He studied Electronics and Communications at the University of Birmingham gaining a first class honours Bachelor of Science degree in 1979. He stayed at Birmingham to complete a Doctor of Philosophy degree on the application of Charge-coupled devices (CCDs) to Sonar.[2]

Career

Following his PhD, Hossein was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Birmingham for several years.[3][4][5][6][7]

Yassaie then spent eight years working at STMicroelectronics and Inmos. He joined Imagination Technologies in 1992, becoming its CEO in June 1998 focusing the business on advanced technology development using the semiconductor intellectual property business model and created the brand Pure.

Yassaie resigned his position as CEO of Imagination Technologies on 8 February 2016, amid calls for his resignation from shareholders after slumps in profits and spiralling costs.[8]

Awards and honours

Hossein received a knighthood in the 2013 New Year Honours in recognition of his services to technology and innovation.[9]

He was awarded the honorary degree of DUniv by the University of Birmingham in 2013.

In September 2016 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.[10]

 

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