LONDON Quantum Research Group is looking in Eastern Europe for experienced embedded engineers and programmers as it seeks to add up to ten more to its development team to cope with growth in demand for its products. Privately owned Quantum employs 36 people at present.
Quantum, (Southampton, England) which makes touch sensors for consumer, industrial and IT markets has seen sales grow by 60% in the last year, both in standard products for touch buttons, panels, sliders and wheels, and for custom solutions. They have secured design wins with all the major mobile phone companies and are also seeing substantial growth in domestic appliances, MP3 players and IT-related products.
Hal Philipp, Quantum’s CEO, said, “We need at least seven more experienced embedded hardware engineers and programmers now to capitalise on the opportunities we are seeing in the U.S., Europe and across Asia. By the endof this year, we’ll need to add even more but there seems to be a real shortage of experienced talent in the UK. We’re now concentrating our recruitment search in foreign countries. It’s not a matter of trying to cut costs, it’s simply one of trying to locate the right skills and that’s where we believe we may now find them. If we could recruit in the U.K., we would.”