Hauser bags lifetime achievement awardBy Chris Williams. Published: 28th Sep 2005, 23:58:47 | Permalink | Printable
We're so proud, and not bitter in any wayAcorn founder Hermann Hauser has picked up a lifetime achievement award from the 2005 European Electronics Industry Awards. Judges at the swanky bash in London on Tuesday said the multi-millionaire entrepreneur has contributed significantly to the European electronics industry, and continues to do so.
Hauser, 56, set up Acorn with Chris Curry and Andy Hopper in 1979, and in 1990 spun off RISC processor giant ARM from the modest computer company. He almost lost his fortune during the home computer market crash of 1984, but pulled through by investing early in Cambridge based technology companies. Hauser, who has a Physics PhD from Cambridge, also co-founded the successful venture capital firm Amadeus Capital Partners. The Sunday Time listed him as owning £120m, according to their Rich List 2004.
Acorn was later broken up in 1998 to release the ARM shares the company was sitting on, much to the chagrin of its loyal userbase.
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