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

John MoorNews

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

Sportsman and TV Personality Kriss Akabusi to host 2014 UK Electronic Systems Gala Awards


NMI, the UK electronic systems industry association has announced “the big laugh” sporting legend Kriss Akabusi is to host its Gala Awards Dinner on November 20th at The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London. The awards ceremony takes place shortly after NMI’s Industry Summit at the same location, with a focus this year on Growth and Investment. The day concentrates … Read More

NMI Employment Survey Shows Strong Demand for Engineers at All Levels


More firms seek to increase graduate recruitment in the next 12 months NMI has published its third annual employment survey for the UK’s microelectronics and semiconductor IP sectors. The survey covers engineering roles from graduates to senior management and includes an employment sentiment. The findings suggest that the industry is in good health: • 57% of participants are currently recruiting … Read More

NMI Announces Details of its Fifth Annual Manufacturing Excellence Conference


Siemens Head of Manufacturing Providing Keynote NMI, the UK industry association for electronic systems, microelectronics and semiconductors today announced further details of its annual manufacturing conference. Taking place at the University of Warwick on October 1st, a unique feature of the conference is its ability to gain expert insight from industry thought leaders combined with the pragmatism of active manufacturing … Read More