BBC Micro designer awarded CBE

Steve Furber, one of the designers of the BBC Micro computer has been awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours list

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One of the designers of the BBC Micro computer has been awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours list.

Steve Furber, a professor at the University of Manchester, has been made a commander of the British Empire.

Furber received a CBE for services to computer science, which includes his work as a designer at UK computer firm Acorn, which made the BBC Micro.

Furber was also involved in designing the Arm processor in the 1980s, a powerful chip used in many mobile devices, including Apple's iPhone.




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