2018. Thomas Bryn Haug and Philippe Raymond Dupuis, both Former Chairman, Special Mobile Group, CEPT/currently ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute).
For leadership in the development of the first international mobile communications standard with subsequent evolution into worldwide smartphone data communication.
There were no awards in 2017
2016. Distinguished Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Hinton, University of Toronto, Canada and Distinguished Researcher, Google, Inc.
For pioneering and sustained contributions to machine learning, including developments in deep neural networks.
2015. Professor Lynn Conway, University of Michigan, USA
For contributions to and leadership in design methodology and pedagogy enabling rapid advances and dissemination of VLSI design tools and systems.
2014. Professor Sir David Payne CBE FRS, Director of the Optoelectronics Centre, University of Southampton, UK
For ground-breaking contributions to optical fibre technologies and their application to optical communications.
2013. Professor Richard Muller and Professor Richard White, both of the University of California, USA
Both for pioneering innovation and leadership in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology.
2012. Gerhard Sessler. Professor, Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany
For pioneering contributions to electroacoustic transducers, the development of silicon microphone technology, and seminal work on electroactive materials.
2011. Marcian Edward Hoff. Chief Technologist (Retired), Teklicon, Inc.; Los Altos Hills, CA, USA
For developments in programmable integrated circuitry for a wide range of applications.