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The art of designing and building RF power amplifier applications

Going to 5G makes the power amplifier application design even more challenging. For the customers of Ampleon, Bruco Integrated Circuits develops efficient PA modules for 4G/5G base station applications in the range of 0.6-4 GHz.

Headlines

Dawn Aerospace validates B20 Thrusters in space
Imec.istart balloons to ‎€30M as maximum investment doubles
Layoffs at Ampleon during surge of RF activities in Nijmegen
Easics eyes expansion and elects a new CEO
NXP raises 2 billion for green projects
Microsure shores its coffers with €2.7M in new investment
Intel: Benelux fab an option
VDL in talks to acquire Neways

ASML readies next-gen EUV pellicle for production

ASML expects to supply its customers with a new generation pellicle by the end of the year. Raising transmittance from 83 to 90 percent, it will take away some of the pain of having to use one.

In other news

World premiere of iron fuel at brewery Bavaria (TUE)
Europe is moving towards the Moon (Electronics Weekly)
PAL-V flying car cleared for road use, talks ongoing for aviation permit (Dutch News)

Turning the knobs

Most politicians use the term “exponential growth” in relation to the corona outbreak without having a clue what it means. But even if the spread wasn’t exponential, the measures taken would still fail.