MASER Engineering sponsors 2012 NMI Award product excellence

16 November 2012

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Wolfson Microelectronics has won the 2012 NMI Award’s product excellence category for its WM1811 audio hub. In what was described as a “closely run race”, the judges cited the quality of, and the market need for, the WM1811.

Speaking at the event Derek Boyd, CEO of UK electronics trade organisation NMI, said: “The UK provides a lot of world beating innovation and products that enable exciting capabilities within the tight constraints of market opportunities. It was therefore difficult for the judges. The WM1811 is top quality product, with a high level of integration and we were delighted to award this to Wolfson.”

This award recognises new and innovative thinking and demonstrable success; understanding the quality and reliability requirements of a given market sector; and delivery of the product to the market to the expected quality levels including a plan to tackle yield, quality or reliability issues.

The category is sponsored by MASER Engineering and was presented by its managing director Kees Revenberg.

The full list of winners is:

  • Innovation - Oxford Digital Limited
  • Innovation in Power Electronics - Supply Design Limited
  • Low Power Green Design - ST Microelectronics
  • Manufacturing Site of the Year - International Rectifier
  • Manufacturing Supplier of the Year - Compugraphics International Limited
  • Product Excellence - Wolfson Microelectronics
  • R&D Achievement - Freescale Semiconductor Inc
  • Semi360 - XMOS
  • Skills, Training & Development - Raspberry Pi Foundation
  • UKESF Scholar of the Year - Rares-Mihai Popa (Edinburgh University)
  • Young engineer of the year - Kevin Moore (ST Microelectronics)

The awards promote practices conducive to the long-term health of the UK’s electronic systems community. This year saw the Awards’ 10th anniversary with the annual event was held on the 15th November at the exclusive Raddison Blu Portman hotel in London. 300 guests from throughout the UK and around the world attended and the celebrity speaker was the BBC’s Bill Turnbull.

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Rash Sahota receives the NMI award for manufacturing supplier of the year from NMI CEO Derek Boyd and MASER Engineering’s Kees Revenberg.


About NMI
The NMI is the trade association representing the UK Electronic Systems, Microelectronics and Semiconductor Communities. Our objective is to aid the development of a sustainable, world-leading industry by building a strong network and acting as a catalyst and facilitator for commercial and technological development.
A not-for-profit organization funded by its members, NMI has a membership that spans the supply chain and includes Electronic Systems Design and Manufacturing Companies, Integrated Device Manufacturers, Fabless Semiconductor Manufacturers, Semiconductor Foundries, Semiconductor Suppliers, Electronic Design Services, Intellectual Property Providers, Research & Academic Institutions, National and Regional Government Agencies.

More information on the NMI can be found here.