updated 09:45 am EDT, Fri June 3, 2005
Jonathan Ive, iPod designer and vice-president of industrial design at Apple, won the coveted President's Medal for his contribution in promoting engineering excellence with the . The award was handed out at a ceremony in London, which was attended by the U.K. government's minister for science, Lord Sainsbury. The U.K.'s engineering body also awarded CSR the prestigious MacRobert award for its single-chip BlueCore technology. The President's Medal is given on an to people or organizations who have made "significant contributions to the Academy's aims of promoting engineering excellence," but are not eligible for election to the Academy.