Renishaw opens a new research centre at University of Ljubljana

sir-david-mcmurtry-prof-dr-igor-papic-dean-of-the-faculty-of-electrical-engineering-university-of-ljubljana-and-mr-jon-fuge-managing-director-Renishaw opened the Renishaw Tehnični Inženiring d.o.o., a new research and development organisation which is located within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The new facility was formally opened on June 16th by Sir David McMurtry, Renishaw’s Chairman and Chief Executive, who co-founded the company in 1973.

Renishaw d.o.o. has been set-up following many years of successful technical co-operation between Renishaw and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana. It will design, develop and supply integrated circuits and sensor technologies for the Renishaw Group and RLS merilna tehnika d.o.o, a Slovenian associate of Renishaw, based in Komenda.

Sir David says: “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, adds: “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.

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