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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.
Microchip celebrates 50th anniversary
The microchip (integrated circuit / IC) yesterday celebrated its 50th birthday. Fairchild Semiconductor’s Robert Noyce received the first patent for a commercially available silicon IC on the 25th of April 1961.
NMI drives closer interaction between semiconductors and electronic systems
The NMI has announced it is to take the next developmental steps to enhance support for its members and encourage broader engagement with the electronic systems community. Building on its accomplishments for the semiconductor sector, the advance represents a natural evolution for the organisation as it seeks to create a more inclusive network across a wider spectrum.
York and Cardiff Universities join UK Electronics Skills Foundation
The Universities of Cardiff and York have joined the UK Electronics Skills Foundation, which seeks to reverse the decline in the number of graduates entering the electronics industry by linking electronic engineering degree students with companies for sponsorship and work experience placements.
NMI's inaugural Semiconductor Manufacturing Excellence Conference focuses on communicating best practice and continuous improvement
The importance of inter-company collaboration and the use of total team approaches to increase yield and minimise waste were key themes at the NMI's inaugural Semiconductor Manufacturing Excellence Conference. Held at the University of Warwick, the conference assembled teams from across the UK and Ireland and highlighted the strength of its manufacturing sector.
Compugraphics International scoops top electronics industry award
Leading photomask supplier Compugraphics was voted Supplier of the Year 2010 at the recent National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) awards ceremony held in London.
Future World Symposium debates the domino effects of open source
The National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) has announced that a panel debate on open source models will take place at the Future World Symposium. Entitled 'the disruptive effect of open source' the session has been created to bring a fresh perspective on the far reaching consequences for traditional commercial models. It will examine the benefits and tradeoffs that open source brings and address how companies can simultaneously scale innovatio...
NMI's CEO receives doctorate at University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow has today awarded an honorary doctorate to Derek Boyd, CEO of the UK semiconductor industry's trade body, the NMI (National Microelectronics Institute). The accolade, a D. Univ (doctor of the university) was received at the university's faculty of engineering graduation ceremony and was presented by the Principal, Professor Anton Muscatelli.
Future World Symposium debates financing innovation in the next decade
The National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) has unveiled the first in a series of panel debate topics to take place at Future World Symposium. Entitled 'financing the next wave of semiconductor innovation', the session will address the declining availability of VC funding and determine potential alternative funding strategies for start-up companies.
Automotive and electronics industry bodies sign deal to boost UK role in low carbon vehicle sector
The automotive and electronic trade associations, SMMT and NMI, have today announced a reciprocal membership agreement that enables a closer collaboration on technology, innovation and business development between the two sectors.
Delivering the connected - smart - electronically enabled future
A two day conference that seeks to unveil the paths of global technological innovation throughout the next decade has been announced.
NMI membership hits 200 with Areva T&D
The membership of the National Microelectronics Institute (NMI), the trade association representing the semiconductor industry in the UK and Ireland, has reached 200. The Institute, which has seen its membership increase by 100% over the last 3 years, has welcomed global energy transmission and distribution company AREVA T&D as its 200th member.
NMI announces UK Electronics Skills Foundation to address threat of diminishing skills
The National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) has announced the creation of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF) to address the threat of diminishing skills in the UK electronics sector. The foundation aims to increase and sustain the supply of industry-ready graduate engineers and boost career take-up in the sector.
Skills take centre stage as National Microelectronics Institute recognises Indro Mukerjee for Contribution to Industry
The National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) has presented its 2009 Contribution to Industry Award to Indro Mukerjee, CEO of C-MAC MicroTechnology and Chair of the Semta Electronics Sector Strategy Group. The award was presented by Keith Hodgkinson of award sponsor BIS, The Department for Business Innovation and Skills, at the NMI's prestigious annual awards dinner in London.
Microelectronics industry names first 'Young Engineer of the Year'
29-year-old Anna Gilbert, a Technical Specialist with NXP, Southampton has received the 'Young Engineer of the Year' award from the National Microelectronics Institute (NMI). Anna was presented with the award at the NMI's prestigious annual awards dinner held in London and attended by 300 guests from across the industry.
European Commission states nano and microelectronics are indispensable for Europe's future
The European Commission has stated nano and microelectronics are indispensable for Europe's future, yet problems in skills pipeline and R&D investment must be addressed before benefits can be realised. Yesterday evening the European Commission made a statement highlighting the importance of nanotechnology in Europe's socio-economic future, please find below a statement from the National Microelectronics Institute on this.
Scottish Semiconductor Supplier Forum merges with National Microelectronics Institute
The National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) and the Scottish Semiconductor Supplier Forum (SSSF) have announced that the boards of both trade associations have agreed to a merger. The move sees the NMI assume full responsibility for all activities of the SSSF, whose 60-strong membership will be invited to transfer to the NMI.
NMI creates Design Advisory Board to oversee design sector strategy
The National Microelectronics Institute (NMI), the trade association representing the semiconductor industry in the UK and Ireland, has announced the creation of a Design Advisory Board to oversee its development of strategy and implementation plans for the semiconductor design community.
Conference optimistic at tackling CMOS variability
Speakers at Europe’s second international conference on CMOS variability reached the consensus that by working together and applying new working practices, industry could and would evolve to successfully tackle the challenges presented by CMOS variability at leading edge process geometries. Hosted at Savoy Place, London by The National Microelectronics Institute (NMI), in collaboration with the UK’s nanoCMOS Consortium, ICCV 2009 “Living ...
Conference will show how to manage CMOS Variability
The National Microelectronics Institute (NMI), the trade association representing the semiconductor industry in the UK and Ireland, in collaboration with the UK’s nanoCMOS Consortium, has announced it is to host its second international conference on CMOS variability. ICCV 2009 “Living with Variability” will take place 12-13th May 2009 at the IET’s Savoy Place, London.