Prism and Cambridge Microelectronics (CME) have formed a link so they can speed up the design-to-manufacture process for certain types of electronic products.

CME has extensive experience in product design and development. It specialises in embedded microprocessor and microcontroller based products and systems and compliance engineering. Prism has an experienced specialist team that works with product designers to optimise prototypes for production before manufacturing them.


John Thorne, director of CME, and David Dickin, business development director at Prism, can now speed up the design-to-manufacture process for certain types of electronic products.

The combined skills mean that product ideas, that will contain embedded microprocessors for example, can be taken from concept stage through to full manufacture quickly and efficiently. The optimisation process ensures that products are manufactured economically both in terms of minimising component cost and the time taken to build.

The two companies are already actively working on enquiries from companies that produce calibration equipment and another involved in supplying medical instrumentation into hospitals.

As well as the design-to-manufacture service, Prism and CME can also help organisations meet new legislative requirements, such as RoHS (the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment) and WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) directives.

The two companies can assess existing products to understand what work needs to be done in order to meet these regulations and then put recommendations into practice.

“We have worked successfully together on a number of projects and being able to present our two companies and our combined abilities will offer companies many benefits,” said David Dickin, business development director at Prism.

“Our clients will have access to an existing, close relationship and a wealth of skills that can deliver end-to-end design to manufacture services. They can be confident that we are both here to work for their benefit.”

“The collective skills and experience of our companies are far greater than that of many internal product design teams,” said John Thorne, director at CME. “We are therefore able to offer our customers a fast, focused and highly flexible service.”