Automotive Electronic Systems


AESIN is a dedicated UK initiative focused on the accelerated and advanced delivery of Electronic Systems into the automotive environment.Alan Banks, AESIN Chairman

Following the growth of interest from our members, NMI established a dedicated Innovation Network for Automotive Electronic Systems in 2010 called “AESIN”. The AESIN community have their own dedicated website and programme of activities including events, training and projects – details can be found on the AESIN website.

An Introduction to Automotive Electronicsaesincar

The automotive industry is undergoing a revolution driven by faster adoption of Electronic Systems enabling compelling new applications that will have a dramatic impact on private, commercial & motorsport vehicles. The winners in this race will be the automotive companies that engage in developing partnerships in a new innovation eco-system, embracing electronics technologies used for driver information, body, security, safety, chassis and powertrain systems.

The prize for fast movers will be the opportunity to develop significant market leadership.  An indicator of the way this is developing is the decision by Ford to unveil the new Ford Focus at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, thereby highlighting the critical role of Electronic Systems within the automotive environment. The Global Automotive Market has significant economic importance highlighted by Semiconductor Market Data :

Car Market Auto System Market (Tier1) Auto Semiconductor Market (Tier 2) Automotive Industry Data*
  • 67M vehicles sold in 2010
  • First 10 OEMs sell 83% total cars     
  • Market value: over $1T
  • Average car value: $15K
  • 1.48B units sold in 2010 (22/car avg)
  • First 10 Tier-1s sell 36% of total units  
  • Market value: $150B
  • Average unit value: $107
  • 20B units sold in 2010
  • First 10 Tier-2s sell 65% total IC
  • Market value: $21B ($313/car avg)   
  • Average unit value: $1.04
  • Employs over 700,000 people and contributes over 10% of total UK Exports
  • Produced over 1M cars/commercial vehicles
  • 8 F1 Teams rely on 300 specialist motorsport companies employing 50,000 people
*Reported by SMMT Motor Industry Facts 2011. This illustrates its relative size and economic importance.

Partner activity

SMMT’s Automotive Supplier Finder (ASF) service

NMI has negotiated an agreement with the SMMT  ( The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders ) that will give NMI members the opportunity to register their Company details on their  ASF ( Automotive Supplier Finder). This would be an ideal and quick way for your company to engage with SMMT members.  If you would like to get more information about this service and how to get registered please contact NMI or call our head office at +44 (0) 1506 401210

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