Ultrahaptics, specialists in mid-air touchless haptic technology, has appointed Sir Hossein Yassaie, the former founder and CEO of Imagination Technologies to its board of Directors. As a recognised leading figure and veteran of the electronics industry, Yassaie brings extensive experience of both pre and post IPO technology business to this role, as well as a wealth of relevant market knowledge and senior executive relationships in the industry.
Sir Hossein Yassaie graduated from the University of Birmingham with a PhD in electronics and communication, before embarking on his career working at Inmos, STMicroelectronics and Videologic, which later became Imagination Technologies in 1999.
“This is a very exciting appointment for us,” commented Steve Cliffe, CEO of Ultrahaptics. “Along with the technology licensing experience that he brings, Hossein also understands what it is to be part of a small company with big aspirations. The growth of Imagination, from very small beginnings, into a world-class, influential silicon IP giant is testament to the vision that Hossein had and we are delighted to be able to draw on this experience as Ultrahaptics grows.”
“It is a real privilege to be joining the Ultrahaptics board of directors and working with the fantastic team there,” said Sir Hossein Yassaie. “Ultrahaptics is a young and dynamic company, with an unquestionable leading position and disruptive capability in the ultrasonic touchless haptic technology. As a pioneer in the world of haptic response, Ultrahaptics is set to revolutionise the way human and machine interact and will bring the new and much-needed dimension of virtual touch to the emerging and hugely important VR and AR markets too.”