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GEC-AEI (Electronics)

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Part of GEC

1967 Combination of the relevant GEC and AEI businesses:

  • Satellite Communications brought together AEI aerials with GEC communications technology
  • AEI's various automation activities were being rationalized and brought together at Leicester with GEC Computer and Automation
  • AEI Marine and Ground Radar business and the Scientific Apparatus division were important businesses.
  • AEI Semiconductors had a satisfactory end to the financial year.

1967 GEC-AEI Automation of Leicester gained a Queen's Award for control equipment for coal mines. The Scientific Apparatus gained a Queen's Award for the double focus mass spectrometer.

1968 Queen's Award to Industry for Technological Innovation to GEC-AEI (Electronics)[1]

1968 The Radar, Aerospace, Defence and Communications divisions of GEC-AEI (Electronics) became part of GEC-Marconi Electronics[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 26th April 1968 p650
  2. The Times December 20, 1968
  • The Times July 30, 1968,