BBC B Designer honoured One of the designers of the classic BBC Micro computer has been recognised in the New Year Honours list. Steve Furber, of the University of Manchester, was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). He was honoured for services to computer science, which included work as a designer at the UK computer firm Acorn, the makers of the BBC machine. The scientist also helped design the ARM processor, a type of chip that dominates mobile electronics. See BBC News for more info. (30th Dec, 8.00am)
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