The UK’s Electronic-System
Community
By: Ian Phillips
Principal Staff Engineer, ARM Ltd, UK
12mar14
From ESCO Economic Wor...
What are Electronic-Systems?
 Are Systems whose end-product functionality is
fundamentally dependent on the deployment of...
Who is the UK ES Community?
 These are UK Enterprises who’s individual Product feeds into
the life-cycle of Global Electr...
Quantifying the Invisible
 We identified UK-Employees using the ...
• FAME commercial database of UK registered companies...
 Electronic Systems Enterprises (Overtly ES enterprises)
• Electronic Systems employs 435k UK people in 30k UK ES Enterpr...
 Embedded Electronic Systems (ES within other businesses)
• Employs 420k UK people in 440k UK enterprises (of 2.5M total)...
UK Economic Contribution
 Using the Income Method, the UK Employees and their
UK Salaries equates to UK GDP contribution ...
Honourable mention for:
 Electronic Systems Capabilities and Opportunities (ESCO)
• Initiated Government Interest in this...
Conclusions
 The 20c market for Electronics has evolved into the
insatiable 21c market for Electronic Systems ...
• Produ...
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Qualifying and Quantifying the UK's Electronic Systems Community' and it contribution to the UK's Economy. (See http://youtu.be/VOqjMyaf4zE)
## By Ian Phillips. http://ianp24.blogspot.com/
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  1. 1. The UK’s Electronic-System Community By: Ian Phillips Principal Staff Engineer, ARM Ltd, UK 12mar14 From ESCO Economic Workstream Report available at http://www.esco.org.uk/economic-footprint/ Pdf and Tube available at http://ianp24.blogspot.co.uk/
  2. 2. What are Electronic-Systems?  Are Systems whose end-product functionality is fundamentally dependent on the deployment of Electronic Technology within them ... • They are the smart gadgets we love; and the ‘technology’ that enables the sophisticated living that we value today. • They are complex alloys of Technologies and Know-How working together to deliver Functionality ... • Electronic, Software, Mechanical, Optical, Transducers, Analogue, etc. • Research, Design, Reproduction, Automation, Qualification, etc. • They are the result of Global Endeavour throughout their life-cycles • With Physical and Virtual contributors, of Components and Sub-systems • They are the foundations on which the 21c will be built ... Our Societies dependence on ES is a strategic vulnerability 2
  3. 3. Who is the UK ES Community?  These are UK Enterprises who’s individual Product feeds into the life-cycle of Global Electronic Systems (ES) ... • It includes scientist/engineer roles in creation, configuration, installation and maintenance. • Including instrumentation, tools, equipment and factory automation • But Excluding the non-technical use of such systems • It includes ES knowledge and know-how enterprises • IP Business, Methodology, Quality, Reliability • Educators (School, University and Commercial) • It includes the UK-Footprint of International Enterprises • It includes the ES-Departments of businesses that are primarily known for their Non-ES product • Eg: Retail, Defence, Aerospace, Logistics, Health, Education, Energy, etc. ... We know the UK is quite active here; but at what scale? 3
  4. 4. Quantifying the Invisible  We identified UK-Employees using the ... • FAME commercial database of UK registered companies ..and.. • Collating that with HM Revenue & Customs tax-return database • Using BIS Analysts (to make sure we didn’t get to see individual data!) • With published ONS data (and a few other reliable sources)  We quantified UK-GDP Contribution using the ... • Income Approach to measuring GDP ... • Not the Production or Expenditure Approaches (Economics 101) • With the assistance of Manchester University Business School • And more ONS data (and a few more reliable sources)  We sanity-checked and reviewed the Methods and Figures ... • And the calculations are freely available on the ESCO website ... We believe them; as does BIS and various EC audiences 4
  5. 5.  Electronic Systems Enterprises (Overtly ES enterprises) • Electronic Systems employs 435k UK people in 30k UK ES Enterprises • ~50% of employment is in the 250 companies with ave. size of 1,180 • Much better than National where only 22% of employment is in 250+ category • These are very successful ES businesses! • ~80% of ES Enterprises are <10 employees • Huge growth opportunity for the overtly ES Sector Employment Findings - 1 5
  6. 6.  Embedded Electronic Systems (ES within other businesses) • Employs 420k UK people in 440k UK enterprises (of 2.5M total) • ~40% of employment is in 250+ companies • Nationally only 22% of employment is in 250+ category • ES is a Key Enabling Technology for successful companies • Yet ~2m businesses in the UK today have no ES roles! • Huge opportunity for increasing roll-out of ES; and business efficiency. Employment Findings - 2 -- -- -- -- 6
  7. 7. UK Economic Contribution  Using the Income Method, the UK Employees and their UK Salaries equates to UK GDP contribution (By a factor ~2x Salary) • Bigger and more successful: Than its monolithic electronic predecessors • Highly Productive: 5.4% of UK-GDP, from 3% of working population 7
  8. 8. Honourable mention for:  Electronic Systems Capabilities and Opportunities (ESCO) • Initiated Government Interest in this sector • Drove the creation of the full ESCO Report (www.esco.org) • With its 5 Work-Stream Reports (Inc. the Economic) • It won Government and Community recognition ... ESCO Quantified UK-ESC; but did not Create it and does not Own it!  Re-Branded Electronic Systems COmmunity (ESCO) • ESCO-Council: Chair: Warren East, Co-Chair: R.Hon Michael Fallon MP • With 11 Industry leaders • ESCO-Executive: • 13feb14: ESCO CEO appointed (Sarah Macken) • Other Execs are Industry Associations (Evol’n of UK Electronic Alliance) ... ESCO will be Your/Our Voice and Representation to Government ... and it should Influence/Guide Us in our own best interests 8
  9. 9. Conclusions  The 20c market for Electronics has evolved into the insatiable 21c market for Electronic Systems ... • Products which are too complex to be created and supported by any company or country; they are the children of global-enterprise • Many UK Enterprises have successfully evolved and offer their products lucratively into the global market (Some old monoliths didn’t) • The roles of these UK enterprises is overtly technical; so not readily understood or valued by non-scientifically qualified • The UK’s valued presence in ES is strategically important to the Nation  Employing 850,000 in the UK and adding ~5.4% to UK GDP • This is one of the biggest sectors in the UK (Tourism is bigger at 9%) • Highly efficient sector, producing 5.4% GDP from 3% of workforce • This sector is one of the greatest development opportunities in the UK ... The UK’s Electronic Systems Community is a story of success! 9

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