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UK tech leaders receive New Year Honours

Sophie Curtis | Jan. 4, 2013
Technology leaders including video games veteran Ian Livingstone, government digital champion Martha Lane Fox and Imagination Technologies chief executive Hossein Yassaie have all been featured in the 2013 New Year Honours List.

Hossein told the BBC that while UK ICT companies are less well-known than those from the US, South Korea or Japan, British firms supply much of the underlying technology that makes those products work.

"I think the UK is the leading country in terms of providing intellectual property and technology for a lot of the new things that are happening around us," he said.

Services to technology

Other recipients of New Year Honours include David Cleevely, founding director of the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge, and Richard Holdaway, director of RAL Space at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, both of whom will be knighted for services to technology.

Ofcom telecoms advisor David Cleevely and Digital UK chairman Barry Cox will also both receive CBEs.


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