1st December 2009, Royal Lancaster Hotel, London
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Anglia is a leading franchised distributor of semiconductors, optoelectronics and interconnect products, as well as passive and electromechanical components. Technically adept, with an experienced team of 220 staff, Anglia supports OEM and EMS companies in every sector of electronics manufacturing. Suppliers include some of the world's leading brands, complemented by many smaller companies with leadership in their chosen technologies.

Awarded the prestigious 'RoHS Trusted' Kitemark, Anglia stocks over 700 million components from 360,000 product lines in the UK ready for same-day despatch. It aims to streamline logistics and reduce customers' transaction costs through services that include KAN-BAN, EDI, and customer-dedicated inventory culminating in accurate, on-time delivery. 

Technical support spans a sampling service that delivers over £150,000 worth of free evaluation parts each year, telephone advice from product specialists, on-site visits from field applications engineers and, ultimately, electronics design. An in-house team of designers adds expert resources to customers' design teams, helps to reduce final product costs and accelerates development times. 

Anglia is driven by an ethic of ever-improving customer understanding and, as a privately owned business, aims to provide a fast and highly responsive service.
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for approximately 800 suppliers and 130,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 340 locations in 53 countries and territories.

Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a subsidiary of Avnet Electronics Marketing, is a group of highly focused distribution business units (speedboats), concentrating on special market segments, franchise partners or technology areas. The Distribution groups are EBV Elektronik, Silica and Avnet Memec for semiconductors, Avnet Abacus for the IP&E market, the product business group Avnet Embedded serving the industrial market with displays, embedded computing hardware, software, networking and wireless products as well as Avnet Israel and Avnet Kopp (South Africa) as regionally operating business units. Avnet Supply Chain Services manages global accounts and provides corporate account management services as well as supply chain expertise. The distribution business units are supported by Avnet Logistics, which operates Mega-warehouses in Poing (Germany) and Tongeren (Belgium) and the Product Modification Centre in Poing (Germany), one of Europe’s largest technical service facilities for device programming, tape & reel and other services.

Avnet Electronics Marketing is the largest operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet Inc. (NSYE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company with current revenues of $17,95 billion, and one of the world's largest technology marketing, distribution and services companies. Avnet Electronics Marketing serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design chain and supply chain services. The company's Web site is located at www.em.avnet.com.

Gleichmann Sunrise Ltd based in Milton Keynes, formed in 2007 after the acquisition of Sunrise Electronics by Gleichmann & Co Electronics GmbH. Sunrise Electronics founded in 1992 as a dedicated NEC Electronics distributor with strong technical focus. Gleichmann & Co Electronics Founded in 1979 created a reputation as a high tech distributor of Design led technologies across Europe with a strong focus partnership with NEC Electronics also.

Core competences from the now extensive line card include Microcontrollers, Mixed and Digital AsIC, gate array, USB, FPGA, optoelectronics, Total TFT and LCD Display solutions, LED solutions, system boards, SBC’s, custom battery pack & Chargers, Switches. Quartz  and Cmos IC's voltage regulators, dc dc converters,  micro batteries, charge pumps,  battery charger and protection Ics,  real time clocks , op amps, comparators , temp sensors  temp switch , E2 Optical (Halios) and pressure Sensors, IO IC’s. MEMS, Soc . Transceiver Ic’s, IO-Link, Flexray and Lin

Along with sister company MSC Vertriebs GmbH, additional in house design centre facilities include AsIC, full turnkey design, and a state of the art programming centre. Such expertise and services empowers probably the most comprehensive design service for embedded products within distribution.  For more information please visit
The IET is a leading professional organisation in the UK, Europe and across the world. We have over 150,000 members with active networks in 37 countries and offices in the USA, India and China. We have 100 local networks in 34 countries.
The IET stands for professionalism. It is the industry standard and its guiding principles are that engineering in the modern world is interdisciplinary, inclusive and international. We are one world. But a ‘global’ approach is not just about territory. It is about a joined up approach. It is about co-operation, working together, sharing information – a Global Knowledge Network.
As a professional body, we strive to raise the standards of the engineering profession by accrediting undergraduate engineering courses and company post graduate courses and by registering engineers against the internationally recognised EngTech, IEng and CEng standards. 

We offer more than £400,000 in awards and scholarships each year, run the annual Faraday programme, which is specifically aimed at school students and provide support material for teachers - a total investment of £3 million pounds per year.  For further information visit 
International Rectifier is a world leader in power management technology. IR’s digital, analog and mixed signal ICs, advanced circuit devices, integrated power systems and components enable high performance computing and reduce energy waste from motors, the world’s single largest consumer of electricity.  Leading manufacturers of computers, energy efficient appliances, lighting, automobiles, satellites, aircraft and defense systems rely on IR’s power management benchmarks to power their next generation products. Some of IR’s flagship products include the iMOTION(TM) integrated design platform,  XPhase(TN) DC/DC distributed power chipsets, DirectFET(R) Power MOSFETS, iPOWIR(TM) DC/DC building blocks, and an expanding family of low-voltage and high-voltage ICs.  With headquarters in El Segundo, California, International Rectifier maintains operations in 20 countries throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Asia. International Rectifier’s stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol IRF. The company’s website is located at www.irf.com

JDK is a full-service specialist technical marketing communications agency with nearly 35 years’ experience of successfully developing and implementing integrated campaigns for clients primarily operating in the electronics, telecommunications and industrial technology sectors.

Established in 1975, we provide a blend of experience, creativity, technical knowledge and marketing skills across a wide range of communication media covering B2B products and services. Our ability to deliver bespoke marketing solutions allows us to work as a highly effective extension of our clients’ marketing departments and has resulted in many successful long-term relationships.

Over the years we have seen many changes both to the hi-tech sectors that we serve and to the world of marketing communications in which we operate. New technologies create new business opportunities and we are ideally positioned to provide our clients with optimum solutions often as an integrated mix of both traditional and latest marketing communications activities.

We have close links with partner agencies across the EU and the rest of the world, enabling us to create local programmes right up to powerful fully co-ordinated global campaigns.  Our in-house skills and experience ensure that our clients have one point of contact throughout the campaign and have a clear communication channel, regardless of geographical reach.

Each member of the JDK team contributes marketing experience from many different industry segments. This pool of talent allows us to develop integrated marketing solutions for our clients, which are creative and fresh – and more importantly, that deliver results. www.jdk.co.uk


Neesham PR, with offices in Buckinghamshire and West Lothian, has an outstanding track record in delivering innovative and effective PR programs for technology leaders in the electronics and telecommunications industries.  Our professional and committed approach has won endorsement from a list of blue chip clients in the industry, and is respected by leading journalists who value us as a key source.  We are a founder of the Millennium Group of global technology PR consultancies with 11 partners around the world, allowing us to extend this approach into programmes with a global reach.

We are delighted to be associated with Electronics Weekly's quest to find the most innovative design or test system of the last 12 months as the sponsor of its Design and Test Product of the Year Award.

Note: Neesham is a non-voting sponsor.


Pinnacle Marketing Communications is a specialist technical PR and advertising agency delivering measurable, high-value marketing communications and business-to-business publicity campaigns for clients in the electronics, telecommunications and industrial engineering sectors.

Our multi-regional capabilities ensure successful campaigns covering Europe, the USA the Middle East and Asia, while our advanced and innovative measurement tools provide key metrics that are tailored to client-specific requirements.

Founded and run by engineers and technology specialists, Pinnacle began life in 1993 and according to PR Week has grown to become the largest European agency specializing in Electronics. 

The agency has maintained its technical emphasis by continuing to employ technical graduates and professionals with in-house and agency experience within technology sectors, alongside former journalists and editors of technical and trade journals.

Our technical focus eliminates the need to ‘educate the agency’ and ensures that account teams can quickly bring real value to every aspect of client campaigns – from strategic program and message development to technical writing, and from media and analyst relations to advertising and direct mail campaigns. 

Since its inception, Pinnacle Marketing’s services have been delivered through a centralized business model that allows the agency to support multi-region marketing communications campaigns for global clients at a significantly lower cost-per-region than either a network of agencies or an agency with the overheads of multiple local offices. A key benefit of Pinnacle’s model lies in economies of scale - the addition of countries and regions to an existing campaign can be achieved for lower incremental costs than would be possible for a discrete, single-country campaign. 
Founded in 1937, award-winning global industrial supplier RS has always been the Engineers’ friend. As an environmentally credible organisation, we continually strive for sustainable solutions to reduce both our and our customers’ environmental impact. We are proud to sponsor the 2008 “Passive & Electromechanical Product of the Year” Elektra Award as innovations in these technologies can significantly increase the energy efficiency of electronic systems.
Our commitment to support design engineers remains at the heart of the business. RS Technology Solutions are vital to this; not just new product launches, they’re in-depth module and component ranges, with all the accessories and ancillaries required to use them. We have been adding the newest, most energy efficient technologies to the electronic and electromechanical product range, which now exceeds 200,000 products. The increasing emphasis is on high-end products like microcontrollers, development boards, displays and wireless. We also stock all the tools, test equipment, soldering hardware and ESD protection for the electronics laboratory and production line.
RS has the simple objective of providing a part for every job, all supplied from a single source through a variety of on- and off-line channels and delivery methods, including free next day delivery as standard. We support engineers in businesses of all sizes through research and development, pre-production to maintenance and repair.
Vicor offers tens of thousands of standard and custom high-performance power conversion components delivered worldwide with very short development cycles. Vicor's PowerBench™ on-line tool suite enables the design of customized brick or configurable power supplies to their exact specifications in minutes. The company's modular power conversion components are used in the communications, data processing, industrial control, test equipment, medical, and defence electronics markets. Vicor's innovation and leadership, speed of delivery, and breadth and depth of its product lines make it a top supplier to civilian and military manufacturers across the globe. 


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