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Marconi Electronic Devices

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Note: This is a sub-section of GEC

of Doddington Road, Lincoln, also of Portsmouth and Wembley

Marconi Electronic Devices, sister company to Marconi Avionics.[1]

1980 After the breakdown on intended link with Fairchild of USA (presumably GEC-Fairchild), GEC decided to establish a new subsidiary, Marconi Electronic Devices, to bring together its various semiconductor activities; these included:[2]

The company would design and develop and manufacture integrated circuits, hybrid microelectronics, microwave semiconductor devices and power semiconductor devices. Lincoln would be the the home for a new VSLI (very large scale integrated circuit) production facility as well as design centre.

1981 Received order for power electronic devices for the cross-channel power link being equipped by GEC Power Engineering[3]

1989 Managed the test of electronic tagging[4]

Presumably later became part of GEC Plessey Semiconductors

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1982/11/04
  2. The Times July 24, 1980
  3. The Times Monday, Nov. 23, 1981
  4. The Times Friday, Aug. 11, 1989