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7 November 2008

e2v sponsors 2008 Student of the Year Award

e2v, the specialist developer and manufacturer of high technology components and sub-systems, was proud to sponsor ‘The e2v Award for the Best Electronic Engineering Student†at the prestigious 2008 Science, Engineering & Technology (SET) student of the year awards, which took place at the Royal Lancaster hotel, London on 26th September.

Judging for all of the coveted trophies took place through the day on behalf of The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), with the panel for The e2v Award for the Best Electronic Engineering Student consisting of Carlos Huggins (e2v), Prof. Bernard Weiss (University of Surrey), Prof. Hugh McCann (University of Manchester), and David Nicoll (JTD Certax Ltd).

Three students were short listed for their exciting and innovative projects:  Kwee Guan Eng of Imperial College London for ‘The screen grid field effect transistor for sensing of biomoleculesâ€,
Adam Mallion of the University of Bath for ‘Millimetre-wave radar antenna controller for airport security†and Niall Oswold of the University of Bristol for ‘A “More-electric” formula 1 gearboxâ€.

Following deliberation by the judges, and after a champagne reception and celebratory dinner, the award ceremony began.

Keith Attwood, e2vâ€s CEO, announced that Niall Oswold had won The e2v Award for the Best Electronic Engineering Student.

After presenting the award to Niall, Keith said: ‘In these difficult economic times, it is more important than ever that we support, and encourage the development of, our engineering talentâ€, adding ‘in the end Niallâ€s idea stood out to the judges. It was original and innovative, which is a real achievement when considering the speed at which the formula 1 business moves forward with engineering firsts.”


Niall Oswold, winner of The e2v Award for the Best Electronic Engineering Student, is shown here with Keith Attwood.

e2v technologies plc
e2v technologies is a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of specialised components and subsystems, falling within two product groups:

  •  Electronic tubes
  •  Sensors and Semiconductors

These products enable some of the worldâ€s leading OEMs to deliver innovative systems for medical and science, aerospace and defence, and commercial and industrial applications.
For the year ended 31 March 2008, e2v achieved sales of £205m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (e2v.l).  In July 2006 e2v technologies plc acquired a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialised electronic components and sub-systems, based in Grenoble, France and in May of 2007 e2v plc acquired MiCS MicroChemical Systems SA a designer and manufacturer of semiconductor based gas sensors.  These acquisitions strengthen the Groupâ€s position as a major global provider of specialised electronic components and subsystems.
e2vâ€s products are supplied into three core market areas:

  • Medical & Science: Sensor technology includes imaging sensors for intra-oral and panoramic dental X-ray, mammography, life science applications and X-ray microscopy. Electronic tubes are the enabling technology behind radiotherapy cancer treatments, microwave medical therapy and high-energy physics.
  • Aerospace & Defence: Sensor technology includes products for military surveillance, targeting and guidance, space-based imaging and astronomy, radar, electronic warfare, and broadband data converters and microprocessors for aerospace applications.  Electronic tubes provide the enabling technology behind radars, electronic countermeasures (ECM), electronic warfare and satellite communications.
  • Commercial & Industrial: Sensor technology includes marine radars, industrial safety sensors, automotive radars and alarms, thermal imaging cameras used by fire fighters, CCD and CMOS high resolution line scan cameras for industrial inspection. Electronic tubes provide enabling technology behind TV broadcast, satellite communications, marine radar and food & industrial processing.
    The overall purpose of the business is to grow sustainable shareholder value whilst appropriately meeting the expectations of customers, people, partners, suppliers and the wider community.  e2vâ€s vision is to create value through bright ideas in technology and materials science. The Companyâ€s mission is to place customers at the heart of the business, providing enabling products of premium quality that extend technical barriers and enhance the competitive position of our partners.

e2v has approximately 1,800 employees worldwide with three UK based manufacturing sites in Chelmsford, Lincoln and High Wycombe, one in Grenoble, France and one in Corcelles, Switzerland.  In addition e2v has sales offices in the UK, USA, Germany, France and Hong Kong, as well as a network of distributors and representatives covering other key territories.

Further information on e2v technologies plc is available from its website,