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7 November 2008

Win for e2vs Stuart Parker at British Superkart GP

e2v sponsored Superkart driver, Stuart Parker, drove to a win in the British Superkart GP at Cadwell Park.

Saturday 19th July was qualifying day and also a round of the British championship, which saw Stuart, an employee at e2v’s Lincoln site, take part in the National Series and then transfer to the European class on Sunday for the finals.

Stuart qualified in third place for the first of two qualifying rounds and claimed third place in race one.  Race two saw Stuart get away to good start but, after his kart developed a misfire, he dropped back to sixth and a last lap manoeuvre saw him spin and fall back to complete the race in eighth position.  These results gave Stuart an overall race position of fifth, leaving him fifth in the championship standings.

Sunday saw Stuart change classes and having to start the European qualifying race from the back of the grid. His team advised him that he had to get through the pack if he were to stand any chance of making the final, and with this in mind, he drove the race of his life to power through the pack and take the lead, which he held to the chequered flag.

As the final got underway Stuart dropped back to second but managed to regain the lead and build up a healthy advantage over the field, which he maintained to the end of the race to take the win from Roy Panmann (Holland) with Eddie Kooiker (GB) in third place.  Stuart said “I was so pleased to win, not only because Cadwell is my local track, but this is possibly the biggest karting event on the race calendar. I would like to thank my team and my sponsors, especially e2v and KPPMS.”

The next round is on the 10th August at Donington Park.

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Jessica Broom           Tel: + 44 (0) 1 245 453 607


e2v technologies plc

e2v technologies is a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of specialised components and subsystems, falling within two product groups:

  • Electronic tubes
  • Sensors and Semiconductors

These products enable some of the world’s leading OEMs to deliver innovative systems for medical and science, aerospace and defence, and commercial and industrial applications.

For the year ended 31 March 2008, e2v achieved sales of £205m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (e2v.l).  In July 2006 e2v technologies plc acquired a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialised electronic components and sub-systems, based in Grenoble, France and in May of 2007 e2v plc acquired MiCS Microchemical Systems SA a designer and manufacturer of semiconductor based gas sensors.  These acquisitions strengthen the Group’s position as a major global provider of specialised electronic components and subsystems.

e2v’s products are supplied into three core market areas:

  • Medical & Science: Sensor technology includes imaging sensors for intra-oral and panoramic dental X-ray, mammography, life science applications and X-ray microscopy. Electronic tubes are the enabling technology behind radiotherapy cancer treatments, microwave medical therapy and high-energy physics.
  • Aerospace & Defence: Sensor technology includes products for military surveillance, targeting and guidance, space-based imaging and astronomy, radar, electronic warfare, and broadband data converters and microprocessors for aerospace applications.  Electronic tubes provide the enabling technology behind radars, electronic countermeasures (ECM), electronic warfare and satellite communications.
  • Commercial & Industrial: Sensor technology includes marine radars, industrial safety sensors, automotive radars and alarms, thermal imaging cameras used by fire fighters, CCD and CMOS high resolution line scan cameras for industrial inspection. Electronic tubes provide enabling technology behind TV broadcast, satellite communications, marine radar and food & industrial processing.

The overall purpose of the business is to grow sustainable shareholder value whilst appropriately meeting the expectations of customers, people, partners, suppliers and the wider community.  e2v’s vision is to create value through bright ideas in technology and materials science. The Company’s mission is to place customers at the heart of the business, providing enabling products of premium quality that extend technical barriers and enhance the competitive position of our partners.

e2v has approximately 1,800 employees worldwide with three UK based manufacturing sites in Chelmsford, Lincoln and High Wycombe, one in Grenoble, France and one in Corcelles, Switzerland.  In addition e2v has sales offices in the UK, USA, Germany, France and Hong Kong, as well as a network of distributors and representatives covering other key territories.

Further information on e2v technologies plc is available from its website,