Zarlink wins Welsh development award - Embedded.com

Zarlink wins Welsh development award

LONDON — Zarlink Semiconductor's microelectronics division has won a 'Fit To Win' business development award as part of the Welsh Development Agency's Source Wales program.

Source Wales helps local businesses build supplier networks and develop the skills and expertise necessary to work with local and global manufacturers. Based in Caldicot, South Wales, Zarlink's Microelectronics division received the award for promoting its SiP (System-in-Package) technology and foundry expertise.

Anthony Pritchard, business development manager, Welsh Development Agency, said, “The Fit To Win award recognizes that Zarlink's Microelectronics staff is working hard to ensure they're in a position to win business by truly understanding both the technology and business requirements of new and potential customers.”

Martin McHugh, business development manager at Zarlink Microelectronics, added, “Along with providing leading technology, developing a commercially minded staff is key for success in the telecommunications industry. “The Source Wales program has helped ensure our engineering staff always considers the supply, delivery and support needs of our customers.”

Zarlink's SiP technology is a miniature circuit board that mimics the appearance of silicon, but offers reduced design time, lower development costs and smaller package size for manufacturers. The engineers at Zarlink's Caldicot facility are also working on unique in-body antenna designs for body area networks as part of the European Union's Healthy Aims Program.

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