Sir Hossein Yassaie is a leading figure on the world technology stage with a deep belief in technological innovation and disruptions. His technical and entrepreneurial efforts have deeply impacted many key areas across TV, PC, game consoles, automotive and most notably mobile devices through the smart phone revolution. He currently has a number of investments & non-executives chairmanships/directorships in leading tech companies including Ultrahaptics, Pure, Atomos, Uniphy and others. He is passionate about helping start-up and smaller companies to achieve global success and scale.
He was the CEO of Imagination Technologies Plc until Feb 2016, where he created the highly successful silicon IP business which powers billions of the world’s leading mobile, consumer and automotive devices. Prior to Imagination he was with Videologic, STMicroelctronics and Inmos where he worked on advanced computer and multimedia processors. Hossein also created the iconic consumer brand, Pure, through developing & exploiting disruptive digital radio technology.
In 2013 Hossein was awarded a Knighthood by the Queen in Her Majesty’s New Year Honours 2013. The award was given in recognition of his services to technology and innovation.