Richard Noble and Xilinx CTO Dr. Ivo Bolsens to speak at NMI's EStech Conference: Introducing the UK's best Electronic Systems technology conference "EStech" - we're all geared up for an amazing conference and exhibition "connecting it all together" on June 24th and 25th. 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.
The University of Bristol recently hosted the finals of a pilot initiative to raise awareness of the electronics sector among school pupils aged 12-14. The inaugural 10-week Go4SET project, developed by the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF)in partnership with the Engineering Development Trust, saw 10 teams of students from the South West compete to present their visions/prototypes of future technologies. More Details.
NMI now has over 250 members - "NMI 3.0" has evolved with the industry and member interests: Dr. Derek Boyd commented "The expansion of NMI's scope and the increase in membership is progressive, helping all members to be successful and the UK to compete at the leading edge" read more
Featuring many NMI members and associates, the Guardian Business Technology supplement Small island, big ideas was published on Nov 30th and illustrates the breadth and depth of electronic systems activity in the UK. Confident in ability, high on opportunity yet sober in challenge, the report shows how and where the UK electronic systems community is achieving. See the online version or request a hardcopy.
We're giving away Raspberry Pi's to employees of member organisations to help inspire tomorrow's engineers - want one? Look here to find out how.
NMI has launched the Automotive Electronic Systems Innovation Network (AESIN). The creation of the network is supported by many of the country’s largest car manufacturers and supply chain partners, including Jaguar LandRover, Lotus, Nissan, McLaren Electronic Systems, Freescale, Infineon, Renesas and Visteon. Read More..
NMI is backing the campaign to:
Promote the vital role that teaching maths, physics, art and computer science will play in ensuring the growth of UK’s digital, creative and hi-tech industries More...
Sector information: Quick Facts
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Institute for Manufacturing, Cambridge CB3 0FS
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NMI Reports & Surveys
NMI Manufacturing Suppliers Directory 2013 is now Available for Download. The fourth-edition NMI Manufacturing Suppliers Directory is a key document which promotes specialist companies that are important stakeholders to the UK's Semiconductor Industry.
NMI Year Book 2013 Now Available for Download in standard pdf /lowRes pdf / tablet device ePub or view online: 100 pages packed full of Electronic Systems Industry content including feature articles on Internet of Things, Automotive Electronics, Safety Relevant Research, Software and UK manufacturing PLUS an NMI Members Directory Listing. Request a hard copy.
The Small island big ideas special report on The Future of Electronic Systems in the UK can be viewed online.
PowerElectronicsUK's Capability Directory 2012/13 is now Available for Download. This new publication showcases 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
The Employment Survey for Microelectronics Design Sector is a new initiative for 2012. Available for contributing members, it contains a salary survey which helps participants benchmark their organisation. Read more
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