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Published on Aug 16, 2018
Sophie Wilson is a Broadcom Fellow and Distinguished Engineer. Her inventions helped to transform the computing landscape. Sophie and Steve Furber’s development and codesign of the BBC Micro processor led to their development of the ARM processor; today the ARM processor powers virtually every mobile phone and tablet in the world. By 1999, Sophie developed the Firepath SIMD LIW processor, for which she led the design of the instruction set, and she co-founded Element 14, which was later acquired by Broadcom. Sophie is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Women’s Engineering Society and an honorary Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge. She has an honorary doctorate of science from Cambridge University.