Plessey’s Gethn Pickard has been declared the UK’s best engineer under 30 at last night’s TechWorks Awards. The awards celebrate the year’s key electronics innovations, people and companies from across the UK and Ireland. The TechWorks Awards have run annually since 2001 – originally branded as the NMI Awards.
The category was sponsored by Diodes and the award was presented by Penny Power OBE, who said Pickard was “a great example of the industry’s future.” Adding: “This is without doubt the most competitive of all TechWorks Awards.” Adding that in his four years he had “built up an impressive list of achievements [and was] aiding the company in making informed decisions early in the customer journey.”
The judges were also impressed with Pickard’s enthusiasm in encouraging GCSE and A Level students to consider a career in Electronics and Engineering.”
Last night’s awards were held at a prestigious venue in Kensington, London.
The full list of winners is:
Category sponsors were Arm, Cadence, CSA Catapult, Diodes, IC Resources, Logos Logistics, Lumentum, Maser Engineering, NXP, Paratus People, and Thales.
Additional event sponsors were Lynbond and Synopsys. Table sponsors were Ansys, EDA Solutions, Embecosm, Mentor, Rood Microtec, Sondrel, Ultraleap, and Xaar.
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Plessey is an award-winning provider of full-field emissive microLED displays that combine very high-density RGB pixel arrays with high-performance CMOS backplanes to produce very high-brightness, low-power and high-frame-rate image sources for head-mounted displays (HMDs), and augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) systems. Plessey operates leading-edge 150mm and 200mm wafer processing facilities to undertake design, test and assembly of LED products, and a comprehensive suite of photonic characterization and applications laboratories. For more information, visit Plessey’s website, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages.
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