Anvil Semiconductor wins NMI’s 2013 Innovation in Power Electronics Award


Anvil Semiconductor has won the coveted Innovation in Power Electronics category at the 2013 NMI Electronic Systems Awards ceremony.

The Judges cited Anvil’s development of a unique and highly innovative technology to enable the production of high performance silicon carbide power switches at a similar cost to conventional silicon by growing the silicon carbide on silicon wafers.

The category is awarded to the company that can best demonstrate a significant business impact through innovation in power electronics. This can cover multiple aspects including automotive, industrial, aerospace, or energy. Judges consider innovation to cover a technical development or breakthrough that has recently had or is at the point of making market impact.

The category is sponsored by Alstom and was presented by the company’s commercial director David Hanson.

The full list of winners is:

Contribution to Industry  Jamie Urquhart
Company of the Year  McLaren Electronic Systems
 Young engineer of the year  Adam Malpass
 Innovation  Coveritas
 Innovation in Power Electronics  Anvil Semiconductors
 Semi360  Lime Microsystems
 Product Excellence  Frontier Silicon
 Collaborative R&D Achievement  Infineon
 Automotive Electronics Innovation  Freescale
 Low Power Green Design  CamSemi
 Environmental Management  Seagate Technology
 Manufacturing Site of the Year  Xaar
 Manufacturing Supplier of the Year  Memsstar
 Training & Development  Dialog Semiconductor
 University Department of the Year  Heriot Watt

The awards promote practices conducive to the long-term health of the UK’s electronic systems community. 2013 is the Awards’ 12th outing, with this year’s event being held on the 21st November at the exclusive Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, London.

Over 400 guests from throughout the UK and around the world attended the sell-out event. The celebrity speaker was the automotive journalist and former Top Gear presenter, Quentin Willson.