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The Icon Bar: News and features: Founder of Acorn Computers honoured with CBE
 

Founder of Acorn Computers honoured with CBE

Posted by Phil Mellor on 12:06, 30/12/2006 | , , , ,
 
Ah-smallAnother of Acorn's co-founders has been honoured in the New Year's Honours list. Andrew Hopper is now a Commander of the British Empire. Herman Hauser received an honourary CBE in 2002.
 
The BBC reports:
In 1978 along with Hermann Hauser, Prof Hopper founded Acorn Computers that went on to make machines which proved very popular in the UK.
 
It was behind the Acorn Electron and Archimedes machines and also built the fondly remembered BBC Micro. The machines found wide usage in the 1980s and early 1990s. Acorn was broken up in 2000.
 
One of the most influential subsidiaries that grew out of Acorn was Advanced RISC Machines which is now known as ARM. The chip designs of this firm are found in enormous numbers of portable gadgets - particularly mobile phones.
Hopper specialised in networking - he worked on the creation of the Cambridge Ring, a rival to Ethernet, became director of an industrial research lab at Olivetti and later AT&T, and formed RealVNC to develop remote control software. The Acornsoft game "Hopper" was named after him.
 
Links
BBC news article
Andy Hopper in New Scientist
Andy Hopper in Wikipedia
Herman Hauser honoured
 
  Founder of Acorn Computers honoured with CBE
  filecore (11:54 30/12/2006)
  monkeyson2 (12:28 30/12/2006)
    andrew (23:00 6/1/2007)
      monkeyson2 (01:32 7/1/2007)
        dogof2head (13:12 16/1/2007)
 
Jason Togneri Message #96362, posted by filecore at 11:54, 30/12/2006

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In 1978 along with Hermann Hauser, Prof Hopper founded Acorn Computers that went on to make machines which proved very popular in the UK.

It was behind the Acorn Electron and Archimedes machines and also built the fondly remembered BBC Micro. The machines found wide usage in the 1980s and early 1990s. Acorn was broken up in 2000.

One of the most influential subsidiaries that grew out of Acorn was Advanced RISC Machines which is now known as ARM. The chip designs of this firm are found in enormous numbers of portable gadgets - particularly mobile phones.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6217447.stm :-)

[Edited by filecore at 12:00, 30/12/2006]
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Phil Mellor Message #96364, posted by monkeyson2 at 12:28, 30/12/2006, in reply to message #96362
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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Now on the home page *clickity*. :)
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Andrew Message #96808, posted by andrew at 23:00, 6/1/2007, in reply to message #96364
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It's not Andrew Hopper in that picture AIUI but "Ian McNaught-Davis".

[Edited by andrew at 23:02, 6/1/2007]
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Phil Mellor Message #96812, posted by monkeyson2 at 01:32, 7/1/2007, in reply to message #96808
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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It's not Andrew Hopper in that picture AIUI but "Ian McNaught-Davis".
On the BBC news site? I thought so too. The Beeb do use quite generic photos on their news items sometimes. [Edit: they've changed it since I last looked, but the original article definitely had a B&W photo of IMD and a BBC Micro]

The one on our page should be correct, because it's taken from his home page ;)

[Edited by monkeyson2 at 01:33, 7/1/2007]
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tim matthews Message #97216, posted by dogof2head at 13:12, 16/1/2007, in reply to message #96812
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the original article definitely had a B&W photo of IMD and a BBC Micro]
Yup... i wrote to the journo straight away and told him, he explained to me that the picture just intended to illustrate a Beeb, not Prof Hopper. But he changed it anyway.
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