View all news

Bristol grad named young engineer of the year

Steven Fisher (MEng 2006) receiving his trophy from Derek Boyd, Chief Executive Officer, National Microelectronics Institute

Steven Fisher (MEng 2006) receiving his trophy from Derek Boyd, Chief Executive Officer, National Microelectronics Institute

15 November 2010

Steven Fisher (MEng 2006) receiving his trophy from Derek Boyd, Chief Executive Officer, National Microelectronics Institute

Steven Fisher (MEng 2006) has been named the National Microelectronics Industry(NMI) young engineer of the year.

Steven graduated with a first-class degree in electrical and electronic engineering. In his final year he won the prestigious Siemens Medal for the best combination of academic and practical skills. He then joined ProVision Communications, a University spin-off of company, as a research and development engineer. For the past four years he has played a leading role in the development of innovative wireless-video products.

Steven helped to design a system that reliably streams multiple channels of high-definition television wirelessly around the home. The system supports large screen TVs, as well as computers, smartphones and tablets.

Bill Parsons, executive vice president of ARM, presented the award and described the strength of candidates as ‘uplifting and inspirational’. With reference to Steven he said: ‘It’s simply fantastic to see what the cream of young engineering talent is capable of in the right environment. He is a credit to himself, his company and the industry as a whole.’

The awards are presented to individuals and companies to promote practices conducive to the long-term health of the UK microelectronics industry. The ceremony was held at the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel and attracted 300 guests from throughout the UK and around the world.