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101 Best United Kingdom Semiconductor Startups – Impacting The Electronics Industry

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This article showcases our top picks for the best United Kingdom based Semiconductor companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Semiconductor industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top United Kingdom Semiconductor Startups

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Paragraf

Paragraf

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Paragraf develop and deliver game-changing, commercial-quality, graphene-based electronic devices using contamination-free technology.

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PragmatIC Semiconductor

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PragmatIC is a ultra-low-cost flexible electronics enabling novel solutions not practical with conventional electronics

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Arm Holdings

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Arm Holdings is a multinational semiconductor company that designs, produces, and licenses IP for digital electronic product development.

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AegiQ

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AegiQ makes high-performance quantum photonic systems with on-demand single photons.

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SmartKem

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SmartKem is a high tech enterprise developing an exciting new technology platform focusing on high performance/high value organic

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IQE

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IQE is the global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced semiconductor wafer products.

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Graphcore

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Graphcore develops a microprocessor designed for AI and machine learning applications.

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Agile Analog

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Agile Analog is a company with a mission to transform the landscape of the Analog IP market space.

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AccelerComm

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AccelerComm is a semiconductor IP-core company specialising in channel coding solutions.

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XMOS

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A deep tech company at the leading edge of the AIoT, putting intelligence, connectivity & enhanced computation at the core of smart products

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Flexciton

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Flexciton is an optimisation technology company solving complex scheduling problems in semiconductor wafer fabrication

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Blu Wireless

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Blu Wireless Technology is a silicon IP company developing wireless technology with a faster transmission rate.

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Wootzano

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Wootzano manufactures robots which can sense and feel like humans do using a unique electronic skin, machine learning, and electronics.

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Cambridge GaN Devices

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Cambridge GaN Devices develops transistors designed to bring widespread adoption of GaN technology in consumer electronics.

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TeraView

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TeraView develops terahertz instruments which can generate, detect and manipulate radiation to characterize a wide range of materials.

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HiLight Semiconductor

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HiLight Semiconductor designs and supplies analogue and mixed-signal CMOS ICs communications and networking applications.

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Intrinsic Semiconductor Technologies

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Intrinsic Semiconductor Technologies is established to developed silicon-oxide based RRAM technologies.

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Forefront RF

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Forefront RF is a fabless semiconductor company.

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Compart Systems

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Compart Systems is a global strategic supplier of high-precision flow control products and technologies.

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Chromacity

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Chromacity Lasers is a spin-out from Heriot-Watt University, one of the UK’s leading technical universities with a focus on photonics.

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Vector Photonics

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Vector Photonics is a producer of a semiconductor laser technology.

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Trameto

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Trameto is developing energy management devices for micro energy harvesting technologies enabling the elimination of batteries in the IoT.

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Thalia Design Automation

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Thalia Design Automation provides software solutions to assist in the design of analog and mixed signal integrated circuits.

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Anvil Semiconductors

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Anvil Semiconductors develops small power converters using innovative silicon carbide power semiconductor switches.

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CST Global

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CST Global provides both a custom foundry service

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Dynex

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Dynex designs and manufactures high power bipolar semiconductors, high power insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) modules, high power

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Surrey NanoSystems

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Surrey NanoSystems manufactures nanoscale materials for use in engineering and product applications.

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Dialog Semiconductor

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Dialog Semiconductor makes energy-efficient, highly-integrated, and mixed signal ICs for mobile, IoT, and solid state lighting applications.

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Allegro Microsystems

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Allegro Microsystems manufactures ultra-modern regulators and magnetic sensors for motion control and energy efficiency.

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Code Red Technologies

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Code Red Technologies is develops software development tools for 32-bit microcontrollers.

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Frontier Silicon

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Frontier Silicon is a supplier of semiconductors, modules, and software solutions for digital radio and connected devices.

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Mirics Semiconductor

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Mirics Semiconductor offers semiconductors that enable global platform products for converged broadcast.

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EnSilica

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EnSilica is a privately owned and funded design services company with a consistent record of financial growth and technical excellence.

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ChipEstimate.com

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ChipEstimate.com chip planning portal is an ecosystem IP supplier.

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FirstEDA

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FirstEDA is a highly responsive value-added distributor of EDA tools and training.

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APTCORE

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AptCore provide processor solutions in the form of IP cores for ICs and FPGAs.

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Aystorm Scientific

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Aystorm Scientific provides technical consultancy and surface chemical analysis services.

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SpiraTech Ltd.

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SpiraTech Ltd. provides transaction-level synthesis, bus-functional model (BFM) development services.

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Quantum Power Transformation

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Quantum Power Transformation focusses on advanced, more efficient “power conversion” solutions.

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IES Semiconductor

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IES Semiconductor is a provider of high quality used, refurbished and new spare parts to the semiconductor industry.

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Optical Antenna Solutions

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OPC optical research and development company serving many markets including those manufacturing semiconductor opto-electronic components.

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Quantemol

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Quantemol develop unique software tools that bring accessibility to highly sophisticated research codes and unique data.

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Cerberus Security Laboratories

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Cerberus Security Laboratories is a business that is focused on delivering leading edge embedded system security for connected IoT devices.

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Micron Semiconductor

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Micron Semiconductor is a specialist manufacturer and global supplier of silicon- and diamond-based radiation sensors.

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BuyParts.io

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BuyParts.io collects and distributes electronic component data from over 25,000 manufacturers.

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Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology

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Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology is offers flexible, configurable process tools for the precise.

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Molecular Solar

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Molecular Solar engages in commercializing solar cell technology solutions.

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Compound Semiconductor Centre

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Compound Semiconductor Centre is Europe’s new home for product, services and skills development in compound semiconductor technologies.

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Inmos

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Inmos is a semiconductor company based in Bristol, United Kingdom.

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Helia Photonics

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Helia Photonics is a photonics company, specialising in the production of thin film coatings on laser facets, free space optics, fibre ends.

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Digital Advanced Control

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Digital Advanced Control is a manufacturer of lift control systems and ancillary equipment.

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Future Waves UK

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Future Waves UK operates as a semiconductor company.

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Nordiko Technical Services

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Nordiko is a technology-based company with a significant knowledge base in thin film deposition and surface modification.

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CoSoft Ltd.

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CoSoft is a windows-based printed circuit board schematic entry software comapny.

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Plextek RFI

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Plextek RFI specialising in the design and development of RFICs, MMICs and microwave/mm-wave modules.

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Kingspan Renewables

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Kingspan Renewables is manufactures solar photovoltaic, solar hot water and air source heat pumps.

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Ryobi – Power Tool Business

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Ryobi – Power Tool Business.

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Taylor Hobson Holdings Limited

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Taylor Hobson is a manufacturer of ultra-precision measurement instrumentation for a variety of markets, including optics, semiconductors.

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Semitechnologies

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Semitechnologies is developing the novel advanced semiconductors and micro/nano fabrication technologies.

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Amcet Ltd

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Amcet Ltd has develops organometallic materials.

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IR Newport Ltd.

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IR Newport Ltd. develops and manufactures internal integrated circuits (ICs) and discrete products.

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Future Horizons

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Future Horizons offers consulting, market research, training and business support services for the semiconductor and electronics industries.

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Circadian Solar Ltd.

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Circadian Solar Ltd. is a developer of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technology.

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Thermco Systems

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Thermco Systems designs and manufactures furnace systems, custom wet benches and chemical handling equipment.

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Shin-Etsu Handotai Europe

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Shin-Etsu Handotai Europe is a manufacturer of silicon wafers for semiconductor applications.

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Wafer Technology

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Wafer Technology Ltd. manufactures and supplies compound semiconductors.

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Newport Wafer Fab

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Newport Wafer Fab manufactures semiconductor devices.

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Verilab

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Verilab is an elite international team of verification experts.

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vivaMOS

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vivaMOS specializes in the development and fabrication of high-end large-area CMOS image sensors.

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Alphamosaic

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Alphamosaic is a provider of mobile video solutions.

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Philtronics

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Philtronics is an electronics manufacturer that provides designing, delivery, product innovation, research, and development services.

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Diamond Microwave Devices

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Diamond Microwave Devices engages in the development of semiconductor devices based on CVD diamond.

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Universal Smart Cards

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Universal Smart Cards (USC) provide a range of smart cards, card readers and printers.

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memsstar

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memsstar has served as Europe’s premier process and equipment supplier of etch and deposition solutions for semiconductor.

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didBOX

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didBOX is a manufacturer and marketer of vehicle operator identification systems.

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CamGaN

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CamGaN is researches in the field of gallium nitride based light-emitting diodes.

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Gold Standard Simulations

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Gold Standard Simulations is the leader in the simulation of statistical variability in nano-CMOS devices.

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MH Automation

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A company specializing in niche market design, manufacture and servicing of electrical motor control systems to the crane industry.

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Kaiam Laser Ltd.

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Kaiam Laser Ltd. manufactures semiconductor wafers.

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Cascoda

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Cascoda is a fabless semiconductor company that supplies low-power semiconductor radio devices for the internet of things.

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ITL

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ITL is an electrical & electronic manufacturing company that provides current transformer design, control, and protection of low voltage.

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CML Microsystems

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CML Microsystems designs, manufactures, and markets a range of semiconductor products for use in communications and data storage industries.

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ISMOsys

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ISMOsys specializes electronic engineering design as well as technical services.

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Calvatec Ltd.

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Calvatec Ltd., designs and manufactures analog and mixed signal System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions.

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Lamhroe Ltd.

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Lamhroe Ltd. is a provider of advanced electronic solutions to the aerospace, communications, compliance and security.

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Accretech

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Accretech designs and manufactures semiconductor, precision measuring systems, machinery, and equipment.

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Centre for Integrated Photonics

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Centre for Integrated Photonics designs, develops, and manufactures semiconductor optoelectronic chips for telecommunications applications.

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Advanced Hall Sensors

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Advanced Hall Sensors is developing novel GaAs integrated circuits designed for harsh and demanding environments.

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Sonaptic

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Sonaptic provides microsound technology for mobile devices.

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Direct Insight

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Direct Insight provides innovative solutions for electronic design and development.

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DCT

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DCT develops and markets semiconductor IP, integrated circuits, software and development systems.

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2001 Electronic Components

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2001 Electronic Components focussed distributor of electronic components.

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CML Microcircuits

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CML Microcircuits develops mixed-signal semiconductors, design, development for telecommunication.

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NanoGaN

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NanoGaN engages in the production of free standing gallium nitride and laser diode wafers to semiconductor device manufacturers.

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eoSemi

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eoSemi is a semiconductor product company that develops crystal clear silicon and lowest power crystal oscillators.

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Plus Opto

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Plus Opto manufactures and sells LCD modules, LED controllers, power supplies, LED components, LED displays, LED lighting & LED accessories.

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Queensgate Instruments

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Queensgate Instruments specializes in precision instrumentation and optical systems.

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Bede plc

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Bede plc is a supplier of HRXRD (High Resolution XRD) metrology for the semiconductor and compound industries.

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Omiino Ltd

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Omiino Ltd is a semi-conductor manufacturer.

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Microcosm Communications

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Microcosm Communications is a manufacturer of chips for comms equipment.

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Mixed Signal Systems

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Mixed Signal Systems offers product development and consultancy services in the electronics, technology, and semiconductor industries.

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