Hossein Yassaie, CEO of Imagination Technologies received the WorldDMB 2011 Per Erik Selemark Award for services to DAB at the 17th WorldDMB General Assembly.
As a pioneer of digital radio, Hossein Yassaie was the driving force in developing a brand new, low cost DAB chipset, thus enabling sub-£100 digital radios and initiating the international mass consumer digital radio market. In his acceptance speech, Hossein stated that the mobile phone sector remained the challenge for digital radio, but that all technical issues were solvable. What is now required is strong communication to the mobile industry of confidence in the global future of digital broadcast, and certainty of FM switchover planning.
The WorldDMB Project Office and members would like to congratulate Mr Yassaie and thank him for his outstanding service to the DAB family of standards. Last year’s winner of the Per Erik Selemark Award was Lindsay Cornell, Principal Systems Architect, from the BBC. GA AWARD
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WorldDMB Project Office