David Milne, CEO and founder of Wolfson Microelectronics has been named the European Technology Forum’s CEO of the Year (private company), at the UK Technology Partnering and Investment Awards Dinner held on Monday night. Wolfson was also named as runner-up in the Hottest UK Technology Prospect category.
The award, sponsored by Apax Partners, recognises exceptional achievement in the execution of business. Announcing the award Ken Olisa, CEO and founder of Interregnum said, “With David’s leadership Wolfson achieved in excess of 100% growth in 2002, a fantastic achievement in such difficult market conditions, we are delighted his achievements have been recognised.”
David Milne added, “The European Technology Forum is an extremely well respected networking group for senior executives, I am honoured to receive this award from them.”
The UK Technology Partnering & Investment Awards Dinner was part of the UK Partnering and Investment Forum, an event that has evolved into the most important and high profile investment forum focused on private technology and biotech firms in the UK. This annual conference, organised by the European Technology Forum is now in its fifth year and previously has typically attracted over 3,000 participants, including every investment firm based in London, banks, most major technology law firms and other advisors.
About European Technology Forum
The European Technology Forum was set up to bring together the key executives in the technology industry. Its members are entrepreneurs, industry executives and advisers to the industry. It aims to foster a pan-European network of people that matter in the European technology industry, bringing together entrepreneurs, industry executives and advisors. Its’ web address is www.euro-techforum.com
About Wolfson Microelectronics
Wolfson Microelectronics plc is a privately held, award winning, fabless semiconductor company based in Edinburgh, UK. Wolfson develops and markets high performance mixed signal semiconductors for multimedia and communications applications worldwide. The company currently has sales offices in the USA, Japan and Taiwan.