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Development of novel low-ohmic thin film resistors for TT Electronics plc.

Summary of the impact

This research within the Unit was in collaboration with TT Electronics plc. to develop a novel low-ohmic thin film resistor for precision current measurement in power management applications. TT Electronics plc. is an international company with 6,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of over £500 million to multinational clients such as BMW, Daimler and BAE Systems. Since 2008 the benefits of this research to TT Electronics plc. include:

  • a new product launched with a full scale new production line (4.8 million units per annum);
  • confirmed new orders of £2 million over the next four years with 12 new international clients;
  • 10% reduction in the production cost for existing thin film based resistor products;
  • an increase of employees by two per cent at Welwyn Components Ltd (TT Electronics plc. plant in Bedlington, UK).

Submitting Institution

Northumbria University Newcastle

Unit of Assessment

General Engineering

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Research Subject Area(s)

Engineering: Materials Engineering

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