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2019 Ieee medAls

IEEE Founders Medal

IEEE Medal in Power Engineering

Sponsored by the IEEE Foundation

Sponsored by the IEEE Industry Applications,
Industrial Electronics, Power Electronics, and
Power & Energy Societies

Sir Robin Keith Saxby

Lionel O. Barthold

For achievements in developing a globally
successful electronics enterprise with an
innovative approach to licensing of
Intellectual Property

For outstanding contributions to and
leadership in advancing the technologies
of electric power transmission

One of the key engineers and innovators who enabled the smartphone revolution, Sir Robin Keith Saxby has helped change the
way we communicate and do business by leading the company
that developed what is perhaps the world's most prolific microprocessor. Saxby was the founding CEO of Cambridge (U.K.)headquartered startup ARM at the end of 1990 and developed it
into one of the leading electronics intellectual property (IP) companies in the world. When ARM was formed as a joint venture
between Acorn Computers and Apple, Saxby took 12 engineers
from Acorn and, using a US$1.5M investment from Apple and
US$250K from VLSI Technology, shaped them into one of the
most formidable management teams in the industry. It is highly
probable that your cell phone, tablet, laptop, smart watch, and the
electronics in your automobile are powered by microprocessor
architectures developed under Saxby's leadership at ARM. Based
on reduced instruction set computing (RISC) processing, ARM's
design used less power and cost than more complex designs used
for PCs at the time, making them perfect for battery-powered
consumer devices. Saxby introduced the licensing model for selling microprocessors and pioneered the concept of portable IP,
with ARM licensing its microprocessor architecture and implementations to leading semiconductor and systems companies such
as Intel, Sony, Philips, Samsung, Texas Instruments, Apple, and
Motorola, and leading software companies including Microsoft.
Today, the ARM microprocessor is integrated into more and more
sophisticated chips, with an accelerating range of applications including digital cameras, games consoles, controllers for Wi-Fi and
Bluetooth systems, routers, and real-time automobile safety systems. Saxby also served as chairman of the Open Microprocessor
Initiative, a European Union panel set up to advise on collaborative research and development activity in Europe. He was knighted by the Queen of England in 2002 for services to the information technology industry. Since his retirement from ARM, he has
been dedicated to mentoring young entrepreneurs. He is also an
angel investor for many U.K.-headquartered technology startups.
A fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal
Society (UK), Saxby is a visiting professor at the University of
Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.

Lionel O. Barthold's continued advancements to power transmission technologies have played a prominent role in the reliable and
efficient operation of today's high-voltage transmission systems.
His early work on transmission system design parameters ranged
from circuit breaker reclosing times to insulation levels of both
lines and high-voltage equipment. He was an early proponent
of statistical methods in insulation coordination and developer
of the digital method for transmission line radio noise prediction. As technical director of General Electric's "Project EHV," he
redirected work to higher voltages, organized its transfer to the
Electric Power Research Institute, and began work on a series of
major extra-high-voltage line design reference books. He founded
Power Technologies, Inc. (PTI) in 1969, which served as a technical consultant to utility companies around the world during
a very rapid expansion of transmission systems at high voltages.
Barthold provided the first source of advanced solution methods
outside the purview of electrical equipment manufacturers and
introduced the first interactive software for load-flow and dynamic analysis of large power systems (PSS/E), which remains the
preeminent world resource for that purpose. PTI also established
an advanced test center focusing on special challenges in transmission technology ranging from thermomechanical bending protection in underground pipe-type cables to limits to compaction
of medium-voltage overhead lines and feasibility demonstrations
of high capacity, high-phase-order AC power transmission. Barthold's recent work has centered on a capacitor-based DC-to-DC
transformer, which functions within a DC grid the same way a
magnetic transformer does within an AC grid. This transformer
has been considered as a key requirement for development of
high-voltage DC macrogrids proposed as overlays to AC transmission systems and an important enabler in the shift to renewable energy sources. Other achievements include converting one
of four 380-kV AC circuits on a common line from northern to
central Germany to high-voltage DC to give central Germany
access to a large block of North Sea wind-farm energy.
An IEEE Life Fellow and member of the U.S. National Academy
of Engineering, Barthold is an inventor and consultant, Queensbury,

Scope: For outstanding contributions in the leadership, planning,
and administration of affairs of great value to the electrical and
electronics engineering profession.

Scope: For outstanding contributions to the technology associated
with the generation, transmission, distribution, application, and
utilization of electric power for the betterment of society.

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