According to ComputerWeekly.com’s sister site, Electronics Weekly, 2009 has proven a record year for women at the Royal Academy of Engineering, with four receiving the honour of being elected Fellows of the Academy.
Among them was Sophie Wilson, who co-developed the ARM microprocessor, developing its instruction set. ARM is now the best selling 32-bit microprocessor in the world.
According to Acorn CEO, Hermann Hauser, quoted in the article: “While IBM spent months simulating their instruction sets on large mainframes, Sophie did it all in her head.”
Now that’s impressive!