Queen's Awards given electronics treatment

Queen’s Awards given electronics treatment
Steve Bush
Electronics companies have dominated the 1998 Queen’s Awards for Technological achievements winning eight of the 14 prizes awarded.
Among the technological winners are the BBC and Snell & Wilcox which shared a prize for the development of a motion compensated standards converter for TV pictures; DRS Hadland for developing a camera that takes pictures in 10ns and Electronics Techniques Anglia which has developed an encapsulation process for safety-critical electronic components. Among its products are miniature surface mount transformers for V.90, the unified standard for 56kbit/s modems.
Surface Technology Systems has followed its 1997 Queen’s Award for export achievement with one for technology. It has developed an plasma-based anisotropic etching processing for silicon which is 20 times faster than comparative dry etch processes.


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