On the Agenda for 2014
Here are a few things to look out for in the NMI programme:
The Future World Symposium
...for people making tomorrow : FWS is back on the calendar for 2014 and Twickenham will be our host venue - for those who do not know or who need remindng what FWS is, here's the show in 99 seconds. See the dedicated FWS website for details and speaker updates
UK Electronic Skills Foundation
UKESF is so much more than a scholarship programme - it boasts a full range of activity from schools all the way through to employment. A key feature of the programme is that it works with existing initiatives and key players and crucially, it is accessible to the smallest employers as well as the large. Hear what Adam Malpass, UKESF Scholar of the Year 2011 (and now in industry) had to say about it at the las NMI Industry Summit.
We're delighted to welcome 3 new members to the NMI board and announce the appointment of Stan Boland, CEO Neul as the new chairman... read more
Jamie Urquhart and McLaren Electronic Systems take major accolades at 2013 NMI Awards.
Industry veteran Jamie Urquhart, ARM Holdings co-founder, serial investor and the Esco Report Chair, has been honoured with the contribution to industry award at the annual NMI Electronic Systems Awards. NMI also named McLaren Electronic Systems, the world's leading designer of control and data systems for motor sport, including Formula One, Nascar and Indycar, as company of the year. Read More OR see pictures
Ashley Robinson, a final year MEng student at the University of Southampton, has been named the 2013 UKESF Scholar of the Year. During his summer placement with his UKESF scholarship sponsor, CSR, the 21 year old student has been actively involved in developing NFC chips and LCD controllers. Read more
The PowerelectronicsUK forum has been launched. The Rt. Hon. David Willetts MP officially announced the launch of the forum and the website and said "The new forum has come about as a result of the government’s strategy document “Power Electronics: A Strategy for Success” and will be split into three working groups created to address key strategic areas for the sector in the UK – skills, technology and the supply chain." More.
More engineering roles appear on the shortage occupation list: The Migratory Advisory Committee (MAC) recently consulted industry and reviewed occupations considered vital for UK's economic success. As part of the process NMI collected evidence to support the Electronic Systems' industry needs for IC Engineering, Embedded Software and Specialist Electronic Engineering jobs. Our aim was simple: to reduce the bureaucracy associated with recruiting the rare skills our member's businesses need and which cannot be readily obtained in Europe. The MAC's full review of the recommended shortage occupation list for the UK has now been published and we are pleased to inform members that the evidence has been accepted and these recommended occupations appear on that list. The report can be downloaded from the UK Border Agency website.
Sector information: Quick Facts
12 MARCH 14
MIRA, Nuneaton CV10 0TU Map
13 MARCH 14
University of Cambridge Computer Lab, CB3 0FD
REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
18 MARCH 14
Manufacturing Technology Centre, Ansty Park (CV7 9RD)
NMI Reports & Surveys
NMI Manufacturing Suppliers Directory 2014 is now Available for Download. The fifth-edition NMI Manufacturing Suppliers Directory is a key document which promotes specialist companies that are important stakeholders to the UK's Semiconductor Industry. Read the book online or contact us for a hard copy
NMI Year Book 2014 is Now Available for Download: Our most comprehensive publication ever with 14 past/present and future feature articles including "Inmos and the Transputer: 30 years on" to "What the Future Needs". The NMI Yearbook provides a cross section of the many and diverse interests of the UK's electronic systems innovation nation - from chips to systems. Request a hard copy.
The Future of Electronics special report went out with the Sunday Telegraph on January 26th promoting the industry and the role of the technology in society and the economy viewed online.
The Employment Survey for the UK's Microelectronics Design Sector 2013 has been published. This survey is focused on Engineering roles: sales, marketing and administration are excluded. Available for contributing members, it contains a salary survey which helps participants benchmark their organisation. Want to participate? Contact us. Read more
PowerElectronicsUK's Capability Directory is now Available for Download. This publication is regularly updated to showcase businesses, universities and support organisations with Power Electronics capabilities. It is intended to help raise the profile of the UK Power Electronics community and those organisations within it .
Now you can read the book live on the PoweElectronicsUK site - see HERE
Power Electronics systems tend to be highly specialised with high added-value, so there are real chances to grow the UK manufacturing base in this field. Power Electronics: A Strategy for Success "Keeping the UK competitive" can be downloaded