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Mountbatten Medal


The Mountbatten Medal celebrates individuals who have made an outstanding contribution, over a period of time, to the promotion of electronics or information technology and their application. Contributions can be within the spheres of science, technology, industry or commerce and in the dissemination of the understanding of electronics and information technology, whether to young people, or adults.


2019 winner

Irwin Jacobs  

Dr Irwin Mark Jacobs ScD HonFIET FIEEE for enabling mobile broadband telecommunications through pioneering CDMA technology. His entrepreneurship brought smart phone technology to the world, improving the lives of billions of people.

His leadership has further enabled higher speed 4G mobile connectivity and multi-functionality in smart phones, benefiting many sectors of society. Irwin has shown exceptional corporate leadership, with emphasis on technology for a better society, and the need for engineers to contribute beyond their field of expertise. He has shown what an engineer can do to make a difference to the world, creating large-scale enterprises and impactful innovations while contributing back to society and improving lives of others.



2019 Key date


IET Achievement Awards:
24 November 2019, 17:30 (BST)