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GEC-Marconi Electronics

From Graces Guide

Note: This is a sub-section of GEC

1969 A major reorganisation of AEI and English Electric was carried out after they were acquired by GEC. In electronics, GEC-Marconi Electronics was created which included the Marconi Co (including Marconi Instruments, Marconi-Elliott Microelectronics, Eddystone Radio and overseas activities). The Radar, Aerospace, Defence and Communications divisions of GEC-AEI (Electronics) became part of this business unit [1]. After reorganisation, there were 4 "market-oriented management companies" covering the various GEC-Marconi Electronics companies; these were[2]:

A new semiconductor company was also set up at the same time: GEC Semiconductors

Excluded from these changes were Marconi central division and Elliott Automation Space and Advanced Military Systems as well as 2 business units outside the UK

Other electronics activities were assigned to GEC-Elliott Automation Ltd

1974 GEC-Marconi Electronics included[3]:

1975 The Telecommunications, Electronics and Automation subsidiaries included:[4]

1979 Formation of Fisher International, brought together the Fischer Controls subsidiary of Monsanto, and GEC's process controls and control valve division.[5]. This involved GEC-Elliot Control Valves at Rochester and GEC-Marconi Process Control at Leicester and Lewisham.[6]

1989 Electronic Systems was the largest area of GEC's operations, contributing one-third of the group's total sales. This included a wide range of defence equipment and systems produced by the GEC Marconi group of companies, covering such fields as avionics, radar, guided weapons, communications, naval ships and space and underwater systems. Its activities went well beyond defence, including civil communications, broadcasting and traffic automation.[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times December 20, 1968
  2. The Times Friday, Aug. 8, 1969
  3. The Times Sept 2 1974
  4. 1975 Annual report
  5. The Times May 4, 1983
  6. The Times July 1, 1978
  7. MMC report 1989