Renishaw d.o.o. is officially opened.
Global engineering company, Renishaw, has unveiled a new research and development organisation, Renishaw Tehnični Inženiring d.o.o., at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Renishaw d.o.o. is the product of years of successful technical co-operation between Renishaw and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana. The initiative will design, develop and supply integrated circuits and sensor technologies for the Renishaw Group and associate, RLS merilna tehnika d.o.o.
Sir David, Renishaw's Chairman and Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted to be able to formally announce the formation of our new Slovenian operation, which adds further capability to our global research and development capabilities. Over a period of more than a decade, the University of Ljubljana's Laboratory of Microelectronics (LMFE) has been a key supplier of ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits) to the Renishaw Group, and this new investment reflects our confidence in the continuing value of that relationship.”
Dean of the University of Ljubljana's Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Professor Igor Papič, added: “By combining the skills of a renowned engineering faculty with that of a world leading engineering company, we have created an environment that offers enormous potential for research and development. We aim to support Renishaw d.o.o. in its future requirements for advanced electronics that will meet the exacting needs of the precision measurement and healthcare sectors.”
The relationship between Renishaw and the University of Ljubljana began in 2002, following an earlier introduction by Janez Novak, Founder and Director of RLS. At that time the UK-based company was facing a supply issue with ASICs for several of its market leading probe systems and Renishaw was impressed with LFME's ability to design and manufacture an alternative product that also improved system reliability.
Jon Fuge, Managing Director of the new company, said: “I have personally worked with LFME on the development of important electronic components for Renishaw's metrology products over the past 13 years. The ability of Professor Trontelj and his team to constantly deliver what other suppliers have deemed ‘impossible' has been highly impressive. I am therefore very clear about the value that the University can offer to Renishaw d.o.o. in the research and development of new integrated circuits and sensor technologies.”