The TDK Corporation has announced that TDK-Lambda will open an Advanced Technology Centre at the Bristol and Bath Science Park.
The centre has been set up to accelerate TDK-Lambda’s current and planned power supply technology developments.
Leading the centre’s team of six is TDK-Lambda’s chief technology officer Andy Skinner: “The opening of the Advanced Technical Centre is a natural progression for TDK-Lambda and part of our plans is to bring more new leading-edge products to market faster,” he said.
“We will focus on all aspects of power supply development, including algorithms for digital control, new topologies and innovative thermal and mechanical design techniques.”
The Bristol and Bath Science Park, which hosts the National Composites Centre, is equidistant between Bristol and Bath and close to 12 universities which offer courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. The park is one of three strategic national sites for technology, including the WMG at Warwick University and the AMRC with Boeing in Rotherham, and operates a gateway policy to enable development of a research community.
With 412 technology companies within 20 miles radius of the Bristol and Bath Science Park, the area boasts one of the highest concentrations of PhD graduates in the UK. “By basing our Advanced Technology Centre here, we have access to a wide pool of highly skilled technology professionals,” says Mr Skinner.
TDK-Lambda makes a variety of electronic devices in the power conversion market and is located in Ilfracombe, Devon.