ESTnet industry

The EST Industry in Wales

Within the electronic and software technologies industry in Wales we have organisations who design, develop, manufacture and integrate some of the world’s most advanced technologies.

  • Electronic and software technologies companies employ around 24,000 people in Wales.
  • The combined turnover of the electronics and software technologies industry in Wales is over £7billion and is characterised by small, young, dynamic companies with a turnover of under £5m a year, particularly in the software technologies sector.
  • The ICT Sector has the largest Gross Value Added (GVA) per job of £92,900. This figure illustrates how much value employees generate and indicates the high value of the electronic and software technologies industry in Wales and the level of competency and talent within the sector.

 

Baked in Britain, the millionth Raspberry Pi, BBC News, 8th October 2013

For British computing this is quite a day. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced that a million of the tiny cheap computers aimed at transforming education have now been made in the UK. When the Pi was launched in February last year, the device was made in China. But a few months on, production was brought home to Sony's Pencoed factory in South Wales.