National Microelectronics Institute


Entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and excellence to take centre stage at 2011 NMI’s industry awards

 6th July 2011

NMI has announced its 2011 awards today open for entries. In its ninth year, the annual programme celebrates organisations, individuals and practices that are conducive to a healthy and vibrant UK and Irish electronics industry.

The electronics industry body has also announced three new award categories:

  • Technology Entrepreneur award. Sponsored by Imagination Technologies, the award celebrates individuals who demonstrate technological innovation and vision into a business reality. The new award category is open to nominated individuals only.
  • Skills, Training and Development award. Sponsored by IC Resources, the award highlights organisations that invest significantly in their staff to create world-beating teams.
  • Semi360 award. Sponsored by Cadence, the category reflects a growing need to innovate in both IC and application design. It promotes organisations and their design teams that successfully achieve this feat.

These new categories join a further 9 awards for the year's best: innovation, R&D achievement, low power green design, environmental management, manufacturing site, young engineer, product of excellence, supplier and contribution to industry.

Continuing NMI's tradition of 'debate then celebrate', the black-tie awards gala and dinner will take place after the annual Industry Summit. Both will take place on the 3rd of November at the prestigious Wyndham Grand Hotel - Chelsea Harbour, London.

"The awards play a very important role for our industry; raising the sector's profile and promoting the great work of individuals and companies here," said Derek Boyd, CEO of NMI. "We invite all industry stakeholder groups to apply for the awards and join the largest gathering of industry professionals at the Summit and the Dinner in November."

Entries will be open until 28th September; contact Sophie Ericson to submit an award or for further information.

NMI will announce its industry summit and awards celebrity speakers in September. For further details on the industry summit and awards gala, visit


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