Yorkshire based digital set-top box maker Pace Microtechnology is to take on a further 100 hardware and software engineers for its R&D teams by the end of the year.
The move, estimated to cost up to £800,000, follows a number of key contract wins with UK and overseas digital broadcasters and operators.
Pace is recruiting engineers in the fields of embedded software, high-speed hardware, test and printed circuit board design and layout engineers. It will also start a graduate recruitment scheme this year.
Broadcast engineering director Tim Fern said the R&D team would focus on third- and fourth-generation set-top boxes. He is keen to recruit engineers from Yorkshire and the north, though others are relocating to the region.
‘We want to establish the north as the engineering centre of excellence, with Pace as an example of a successful UK manufacturer,’ he said.