NMI opens 2012 industry awards to UK electronic systems firms
The UK electronic systems trade body NMI has announced its 2012 awards are open for entries. In its tenth year, the annual programme celebrates organisations, individuals and practices that are conducive to a healthy and vibrant industry and is open to all electronic system firms with activity in the UK and Ireland.
The awards are designed to reflect the evolving expertise of the British and Irish electronics industry and highlight skills, manufacturing and innovation with an emphasis on efficient design and power electronics. With this in mind, says NMI, it has launched the new Innovation In Power Electronics award.
Information on all the 11 awards can be found on the NMI Awards website. The awards are:
• Innovation In Power Electronics
• Low Power Green Design
• Environmental Management
• R&D Achievement
• Product Of Excellence
• Semi-360 Award For All Round Design Expertise
• Manufacturing Site
• Manufacturing Supplier
• Skills, Training & Development
• Young Engineer
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 15th of November at the central London hotel, the Radisson Blu Portman.
“This has been a big year for us and the industry so there’s plenty to celebrate,” said Derek Boyd, CEO of NMI. “Landmarks such as the LED’s 50th anniversary are happening, countless advances have come from UK firms, and with the upcoming ESCO Report and the implementation of the Power Electronics Strategy, we’re making great advances in promoting the industry to government to influence policy and create a more nurturing environment for the community”
“The community is also growing, with automotive electronics joining NMI, so we’re aiming to make this the biggest awards yet and are reaching out to all electronic systems firms to get active in this community,” Boyd concluded.
Entries will be open until 28th September; contact Sophie Ericson to submit an award, for further information or to book a seat at the awards / summit.
Further details on the Industry Summit and award’s celebrity speaker will be announced later this month.