Improving Engineering Skills in Smaller Companies

John MoorFeatured, News

The Government launched a £2.5 million fund on 12th December for small and medium-sized engineering companies to invest more in the skills of their workforce and improve their business performance.  This is the first tranche of a £10 million fund to give employers a leading role in tackling skills shortages in engineering.  It provides a 50/50 match funding grant from Government, … Read More

Help Us Put Electronics Apprenticeships Back On The Agenda (by Feb 15th)

John MoorFeatured, News

(16/12/14) NMI is working with colleagues at ESCO to determine an apprenticeship programme worthy of our modern industry and be endorsed by government. The benefit of having government endorsement is simple, they will back the official recognition with funding – up to £28,800 over the lifetime of the apprenticeship in fact. However, before we get to that point, the scheme … Read More

Power Electronics Green Paper Published

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NMI and our colleagues at PowerelectronicsUK announced today the publication of a green paper. This is part of a consultation process and is a step towards a white paper which will determine the priority technologies enabling applications such as smart grid, electric vehicles and renewable energy. The paper, entitled “Prioritisation of Enabling Technologies for Power Electronics to Enable UK Industry … Read More

Apprenticeships Back on the Agenda

John MoorAcademic / Research Institution, News

Today (09/12/14) Government announced in Parliament that it has met its two million apprentice-starts target (#2million!). This is encouraging news for young people but equally welcome news for British industry. Back in 2008 we noted increasing concerns from members relating to the pool of available engineers and the amount of young people entering the industry. When we looked closer, the … Read More

Sir Hossein Yassaie and Dyson take major accolades at 2014 NMI Awards

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NMI Contribution to Industry Award 2014

Sir Hossein Yassaie, CEO of Imagination Technologies, has received the prestigious Contribution to Industry award at the 2014 annual NMI Electronic Systems Awards. Derek Boyd, NMI CEO, presenting the award to Sir Hossein Yassaie, said: “When selecting people for this award, our focus is on someone who goes beyond the call of duty in leading an activity solely for the … Read More

NMI Annual Awards Winners


The NMI Annual Awards and Gala Dinner was held tonight in the Grange Tower Hotel, London. Winner of the Contribution to Industry award was Sir Hossein Yassaie. Other winners included ARM, Mentor Graphics, Dyson and many more.

Dr. Hai Wang, EVP R&D is our special guest speaker at this years Industry Summit


Dr. Hai Wang, EVP R&D is our special guest speaker at this years Industry Summit. Growth and Investment is the theme and the Summit is being held on Nov 20th at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London. There’s a great line-up of speakers – come and join the debate. The Industry Summit starts from 1pm….Read More

NMI Announce Plan to Expand FPGA Network in UK and Eire


NMI, the UK electronic systems industry association has announced today that it has opened a significant new survey of FPGA usage in Britain and Ireland as part of its plans to expand its FPGA peer network. FPGA’s and other programmable devices are central to contemporary electronic product and system design. They have been a staple building block for many years … Read More