Michael L. Hackworth ’63 was selected as a School of Engineering Centennial Award recipient for enriching our community, our institution, our profession, our lives, and our aspirations. As a high-tech leader and a respected senior executive, Hackworth’s experience in semiconductors with industry leaders such as Motorola, Fairchild, and Philips Semiconductor led to his founding of Cirrus Logic, where, as CEO, he grew the company to more than $1  billion in annual revenue in just ten years. His support of the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose encourages the next generation of engineers, and his commitment to advancing teaching, learning, and scholarship in applied ethics, and his support of women in engineering through an endowment created with his wife, Joan, makes Mike Hackworth a cherished recipient of the award.

16 Jul 2012