Electronics prominent in Queen's Award for Enterprise - Embedded.com

Electronics prominent in Queen’s Award for Enterprise

LONDON — A number of firms from the electronics sector have received a Queen's Award for Enterprise. This year’s Queen's Awards winning companies include:

· Advanced New Technologies Ltd (marine electronics systems)

· Audio Processing Technology Ltd (audio equipment for broadcasters using telecom links)

· CVI Technical Optics Ltd (laser optical components for research and industrial applications)

· Humax Electronics Co Ltd (digital set-top boxes and TVs)

· Inflight Periperhals Ltd (electronic equipment for inflight entertainment systems)

· Motorola Point to Point Fixed Wireless Solutions Group (broadband point-to-point transmission equipment)

· Online Electronics Ltd (monitoring and data comms systems for pipeline industry)

· Pace Micro Technology (digital set-top boxes and home entertainment equipment)

· Powerlase Ltd (lasers for flat-panel display manufacture)

· Rapsican System Ltd (airport x-ray and metal detection screening equipment)

· KeyMed Ltd (hi-speed video camera used in car impact analysis)

· Metryx Ltd (measurement equipment for semi-conductor chip manufacture)

· Ovation Systems Ltd (digital DVD recorder for surveillance)

· Syfer Technology (developers of Flexicap, a robust capacitor for circuit boards)

· Symbian Ltd (operating system for mobile telephones)

· Thermotecknix Systems (ultra-miniature thermal imaging cameras)

· Transmille Ltd (electronic calibration instruments)

· TRL Technology Ltd (innovative defence and counter terrorism systems)

· TTP Group plc (technology development and innovation company)

· Traka plc (software-controlled key management system)

This is the scheme's 43rd year and 139 business awards, the second-highest total for 10 years, have been made. 85 Awards are for outstanding achievements in International Trade, 42 for Innovation and 12 for Sustainable Development. In addition, 11 outstanding individuals receive The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion (QAEP) for their inspiring efforts to encourage UK entrepreneurship.

This year’s winning firms range in size from three firms with only three employees up to an international giant that employs 106,200 people. And 34 percent of winning firms employ less than 50 people and 33 percent are from the service sector.

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