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MMIC expert to speak at UK RF & Microwave seminar


Why developing custom MMICs makes sense

PRFI, the UK-based custom MMIC design specialists, has announced that CEO Liam Devlin will be one of he speakers at the Interlligent RF & Microwave Seminar, which will take place on 30 November 2023 at the Møller Institute in Cambridge, UK.

Devlin is a world expert who has led the design and development of over 150 custom ICs on a range of GaAs, GaN and Si processes at frequencies from baseband to 90GHz.

MMICs are the key building blocks of most modern microwave and mmWave front-ends and are readily available from a range of suppliers.This presentation will address the question; 'why go to the effort of developing your own custom MMICs?'

The presentation will give a summary of the steps that need to be taken to develop a new custom MMIC from concept to production, leaving attendees better placed to understand the challenges and benefits and able to appreciate under what circumstances such a development could be useful for their own programmes.

Prior to his role at as CEO of PRFI, Devlin was chief designer with GEC-Marconi (Caswell) where he designed GaAs ICs for both the commercial product line and for customer-specific applications. Before this, he was employed by Philips Research Laboratories. Liam has a BEng (Hons – Class 1) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Leeds, and has published over 50 technical papers.

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