Congrats, Yicun Guo, for completing your summer internship!

Last week, Yicun Guo successfully completed his RF/mmWave summer internship at Tusk IC.

Yicun is a master student Electronics and Chip Design (ECD) at the University of Leuven (Belgium), starting his final master year soon. His thesis on 5G mmWave Power Amplifiers will be done under the supervision of prof. Patrick Reynaert and Valdrin Qunaj.

Thanks Yicun for making our company’s first internship experience such a nice one, and the wonderful closing dinner. We wish you the best of luck with your master thesis research!

Closing dinner organized by Yicun to celebrate the successful completion of his Tusk IC internship

Going back out there: Canoe team event in Mechelen

A few weeks back, we organized an outdoor canoeing event in Mechelen as our first big Covid-proof team event. For the team members who joined Tusk IC during the Covid times, this was their first (of hopefully many!) event with the whole team.

Good weather, some synchronization challenges in the rowing pairs and a tasty dinner in the ViaVia restaurant afterwards made it fun and memorable.

If you or someone you know is looking for a challenge in analog, RF and mmWave IC design be sure to check our careers page https://tusk-ic.com/careers/ We hope to see you on the next Tusk Team event!

Tusk office expands to accommodate growing team

The Tusk IC team continues to grow, which means that more and more team members have been coming to the office in the past few months. Luckily, we have expanded our office in Antwerp with an additional floor in the Art-Nouveau townhouse we call home!

Besides a large recreational room + kitchen, small terrace and extra meeting room, we have also launched our new line of branded mugs in Tusk IC Blue 😉

If you are interested in joining our growing team and surf the mmWaves with us, visit https://tusk-ic.com/careers/ for our open positions for sr. analog and sr. RF/mmWave IC designer!

IMS/RFIC 2021: Tusk on the RFIC Start-up Panel Session!

After the first in-person portion of the IMS/RFIC 2021 conference, the virtual part will start next week.

Besides great technical presentations, you will also be able to attend the RFIC Panel session on Tuesday June 22nd where our very own Wouter Steyaert will discuss on “RFIC Startups: A Dead Horse in the Era of Software Unicorns and Pandemics?”.

This panel consists entrepreneurs with different levels of maturity of their companies, who will share their experiences on how to bootstrap the activities from a funding point of view, what challenges they have been facing, and their business strategies to compete in a given market

It promises to be an interesting discussion, hope to see you there!

Tusk to exhibit at EuMW 2020

The EumW 2020 event (planned in September 2020) will now be organized online on January 11-15, 2021.

Tusk IC will exhibit with our booth, together with Bruco IC.

Wouter Steyaert, Shailesh Kulkarni, Charles Klaasen and Mark Gortemaker invite you to visit our booth next week and discuss your RF-IC challenges! #5g#eumw2020#mmwave

The Eumw 2020 program and event details: European Microwave Week (eumweek.com)

Should you or a friend/colleague attend and be interested to discuss how we could innovate together in mmWave IC’s, be sure to contact us! We are always on the lookout for new projects, partnerships and up-and-coming RF/mmWave design talent to join our ranks!

Tusk IC passed it’s yearly ISO9001:2015 audit with flying colors

During our yearly audit of our ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Tusk IC has received the very good news that we passed with flying colors! The QMS was introduced into the organization for the following activities from Tusk IC:

“Design and development of microelectronic components and systems for RF/mmWave applications.”

Tusk IC wants to be a reliable partner for its stakeholders and we strive to provide the requested mmWave ASIC solutions in a timely, qualitative and efficient manner.

The implemented QMS will enable Tusk IC to standardize our work methods where possible and increase predictability, reproducibility and mitigate risks.

Another step towards innovation in mmWave!

EuMIC/EuMW 2019 in Paris

Next week Monday, Sept. 30th, one of Europe’s largest RF/microwave/mmWave events is taking place in Paris: the European Microwave Week (EuMW) as well as the European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC).

Besides technical presentations and an exhibition, this is also a good opportunity to meet Tusk IC!

Should you or a friend/colleague attend and be interested to discuss how we could innovate together in mmWave IC’s, be sure to contact us! We are always on the lookout for new projects, partnerships and up-and-coming RF/mmWave design talent to join our ranks!

Tusk IC is now ISO 9001:2015 certified!

After months of continuous implementation, updates and improvements, Tusk IC has received the very good news that our quality management system (QMS) has been approved for the ISO 9001:2015 standard! The QMS was introduced into the organisation for the following activities from Tusk IC:

“Design and development of microelectronic components and systems for RF/mmWave applications.”

Tusk IC wants to be a reliable partner for its stakeholders and we strive to provide the requested mmWave ASIC services in a timely, qualitative and efficient manner.

The implemented QMS will enable Tusk IC to standardize our work methods where possible and increase predictability, reproducibility and mitigate risks.

Another step towards innovation in mmWave!

China-EU Semiconductor Summit 2019

On September 10, 2019, Tusk IC participated in the first China-EU Semiconductor Summit in Eindhoven, NL.

Under the rapid growth of Chinese semiconductor market and their urge to cooperate with European semiconductor companies, China brings a lot of opportunities. From the Chinese side, there will be Industrial leaders, active in the Consumer/Mobile products, IC Distributors and other Semiconductor companies present. Amongst them are Silan, Oppo, Navinfo, Horestar, PAI Microelectronics.

We pitched our mmWave IC design capabilities and received much positive feedback. We’re looking forward to continue the fruitful talks we had with both the Chinese and EU partners at the event, and strive to innovate together in mmWave!

Wouter Steyaert pitching the case for bespoke mmWave IC design at the China-EU Semiconductor Summit in Eindhoven, NL