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Mini-Circuits Expands Amplifier Design Team

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Team brings together over 100 years of combined experience designing and developing RF amplifiers and power products

US-based Mini-Circuits has expanded its amplifier design capabilities with the addition of a new design engineering group dedicated to developing high-power amplifiers up to and beyond 1 kW through 8 GHz.

The new team benefits from experts from Nijmegen and Rhode Island that were made redundant by Macom last June. The group, which brings together over 100 years of combined experience designing and developing RF amplifiers and power products, will be based in a new corporate design centre in Lincoln, USA, with a satellite office at the Novio Tech Campus in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Mini-Circuits currently offers over 75 standard power amplifier models from 2W to 100W covering bandwidths up to 18 GHz. The expansion will build on the popularity of the company's existing power amplifier line and respond to industry demand with a wide range of new products and capabilities.

"We're very excited to welcome this talented team to the Mini-Circuits family," said Mini-Circuits VP of technical marketing, Steven Scheinkopf. "This expansion continues our long-term focus and success in the amplifier space. The knowledge and experience of the Rhode Island group will bring our offering to the next level both in terms of selection and truly leading-edge technology."

The Lincoln team will be led by product line manager, Korne Vennema. "We're very fortunate to be part of a company with such a depth in RF components and solutions. We can't wait to help further expand Mini-Circuits' reliable high-power amplifier product offering," said Vennema.

Before joining Mini-Circuits, Vennema held various design engineering, application support and management roles at Phillips, NXP Semiconductor and MACOM.

The Lincoln and Nijmegen offices now number among Mini-Circuits' 14 design, manufacturing and sales locations spanning nine countries.


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