The Mullard Medal is awarded jointly to Professor Stephen Furber CBE FREng FRS and Ms Sophie Wilson FREng FRS for their distinguished contributions to the design and analysis of the Acorn RISC Machine (ARM), the most successful embedded processor architecture in the world.
Professor Furber and Ms Wilson will each be presented with a silver gilt medal and this is accompanied by jointly receiving £2,000 gift and a £1,500 travel grant. This will be awarded at the Royal Society's Anniversary Day in November 2016.
The Royal Society Mullard Award was provided by a gift to the Society by the Board of Directors of Mullard Ltd.
The Mullard Award is awarded to those whose work has the potential to make a contribution to national prosperity.
The next call for nominations opens in November 2017.
Dr Demis Hassabis received the Royal Society Mullard Award in 2014
for his pioneering use of machine learning and systems neuroscience to
build powerful general-purpose learning algorithms, delivering a
significant contribution to national prosperity.
Shankar Balasubramanian was awarded the Royal Society Mullard Award in 2009 for his inventive new approach to DNA sequencing.
See full list of all past winners of the Royal Society Mullard Award.