Posted by Tom Foremski - June 1, 2011
Mr Hauser is currently a co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners. He co-founded Acorn Computer Group, which was an important UK computer company in the early 1980s. This led to the spin-off of Advanced Risc Machines (ARM) from Acorn in 1990.
ARM based chip designs are dominant in tablets and smart phones. Apple uses custom ARM chips in its iPhone and iPad. ARM chips use low power and offer higher performance than competing chips, and they can be easily customized.
Mr Hauser will join three fellow recipients:
- Guy L. "Bud" Tribble, Vice President of Software Technology, Apple. Mr Tribble helped design the Macintosh operating system. He was also at NeXT, running software development.
- T.J. Rodgers, Founder, President, CEO, and Director, Cypress Semiconductor. Mr Rodgers is a pioneer in the semiconductor industry.
- Promod Haque, Managing Partner, Norwest Venture Partners. He has invested in more than 60 companies since he began his venture career, producing nearly $30B in exit values to date.
Ann Winblad, Chairperson of the SDForum Board of Directors, said: "Our honorees illustrate how Silicon Valley's innovation palette is ever expanding from silicon to software to the mobile world and clean technology."
Past winners include: Vint Cerf, John Chambers, Jim Clark, Judy Estrin, Bill Gates, Reed Hastings, Reid Hoffman, Vinod Khosla and Michael Moritz.