LONDON A number of companies from the electronics sector have been named as winners of The Queen's Award for Enterprise 2009.
A total of 194 Queen’s Awards have been announced this year, the largest number awarded in 44 years of the scheme.
Companies connected to the electronics sector who have gained the award for innovation include:
Forge Europa, Ulverston, Cumbria, which produces custom designed LED displays, assemblies and lighting solutions;
OC Robotics, Filton, Bristol, which develops snake-arm robots for confined space applications;
McLaren Electronic Systems, Woking, Surrey, which has developed a standard electronic control unit for FIA Formula One racing cars;
Pace plc, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, which designs high definition set-top box technology;
Plextek Ltd, Great Chesterford, Essex, which provides deign and manufacturing services;
Possum Ltd, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, which has developed a disability home control unit incorporating a touch screen;
PowerTraveller Ltd, Alton, Hampshire, which produces rortable power solutions for electronic devices;
RF Engines Ltd, Newport, Isle of Wight, which carries out electronic product and systems design using complex digital signal processing techniques;
Sondrel Ltd., Reading, Berkshire, which has developed methodologies and tools to address the design bottlenecks and improve the time to market for complex integrated circuits.
Companies connected to the electronics sector who have gained the award for international trade include:
Cambridge Consultants Ltd., which develop products, creates and licenses intellectual property, and provides business consulting in technology critical issues;
Domo Ltd., Segensworth, Hampshire, which develops technologies in the fields of digital wireless, video, audio, telemetry and IP;
ETL Systems, Madley, Herefordshire who manufacture radio frequency equipment for satellite ground stations;
FarSite Communications of Basingstoke, Hampshire, which provides data and voice communications products and services;
Fianium Ltd, based in Hamble near Southampton, Hampshire and develops fiber lasers;
FlexiguideHVR International, based in Paignton, Devon and which designs flexible waveguides;
IMS Research, which is based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire and provides marker research to the elctronics sector;
MatraCourt Electronics of Exeter, Devon, which develops microelectronics for industrial measurement applications;
Meech International Ltd, Witney, Oxfordshire, a provider of high voltage equipment for the control of electro-static charges; Plextek Ltd, of Great Chesterford, Essex, which provides deign and manufacturing services;
Point Source, Hamble, near Southampton, Hampshire, which produces fiber optic systems;
Pulsar Process Measurement Ltd, Malvern, Worcestershire, a manufacturer of non-contacting electronic, level and flow measurement instruments;
RMS Ltd, of Malton, North Yorkshire, which provides high power electrical connectors for the oil and gas industries;
ScanStrut Ltd, based in Totnes, Devon and which provides installation solutions for marine electronics;
Trilogy Communications, Andover, Hampshire, which makes audio communications equipment for the broadcast, defence, emergency management, commercial and industrial sectors.
Overall, 135 companies have won Awards for International Trade, 49 for Innovation and 10 for Sustainable Development.