22 November 2013, Guildford, UK: The field programmable RF chip developer Lime Microsystems, has won a coveted NMI Electronic Systems Award for the creation of the Myriad RF open source wireless platform and community.
Myriad RF is a non-profit initiative that seeks to increase innovation in the wireless sector through improved access to professional grade RF hardware – and free design files – for a fraction of the cost of standard RF development boards.
Lime won the Semi360 category, which recognises companies that have adapted to the evolving industry dynamics to combine excellence in chip technologies, business models and software.
Lime CEO and Myriad RF creator, Ebrahim Bushehri, said: “If innovation is to continue and flourish within the wireless communications sector then we need to ensure adoption by a large community of users. Open source lets us do this and we’re delighted that the industry has endorsed our approach.”
The NMI 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 Wilson.
The category is sponsored by Cadence and was presented by its UK business manager, Gordon McKinnon.