We've just published the findings of our 2014 microelectronics and semiconductor IP sector survey. The findings show that more companies are recruiting this year, more are increasing benefits and more are taking on graduates. See the press release or survey page for more details.
We've said this many times but skills really are the future of our industry. We have an opportunity to shape that future with Government support but time is running out on the Trailblazer opportunity. If you are interested in modern apprenticeships (to degree level) read the letter from NMI's CEO to create an industrial strength scheme led by business.
The NMI Electronic Systems Awards 2014 are now open for applications and nominations. The awards are a great opportunity to showcase your products, services or simply raise the profile of your company.
And you don't have to be an NMI member to apply - just part of the electronic systems community in the UK. It's a simple process so there's no reason not to... read more
Steve Wainwright, VP and GM of Freescale EMEA talks about the technology that enables the Internet of Things, the disruption it is causing and the essential ingredients.
Wally Rhines, CEO Mentor Graphics talks about the increasing economic pinch points of Moore's Law and what comes next.
See the Future World Symposium website for more
July 2014: Record number of students attend UKESF summer school. 80 students from 77 schools across the UK will participate in the 5 day course of practical lab work and lectures. The event is sponsored by a number of NMI members including ARM, CSR, Dialog Semiconductor, Imagination Technologies, Jaguar Land Rover and Thales. Read more
Sector information: Quick Facts
NMI Reports & Surveys
The Employment Survey for the UK's Microelectronics Design Sector 2014 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
Recently UPDATED, 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 . If you would like to appear in the book (it's free) then fill your information in HERE and email us your organisations logo
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 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.