5 years of Tusk IC celebration

Throwback to our team lunch celebrating the 5th (!) year of Tusk IC in Antwerp. Time sure flies…

Sunshine, good people and a visit to one of the many excellent restaurants of the Dageraadplaats in Antwerp, close to our office. To many more!

Upcoming conferences: Space2Connect (IT) and RFIC/IMS (USA)

The Tusk Team will attend 2 interesting conferences in the coming weeks, be sure to reach out if you’re also attending and want to connect on RF/mmWave chips!

First event is the Space2Connect Conference in Matera, Italy, on June 7-9, where we can discuss the growing Satellite Communication market and the innovative chips that will enable this #satcom boom.


The second upcoming event is our yearly appointment with the leading RF/mmWave IC designers at RFIC/IMS, which will take place from June 11-16 in sunny San Diego (USA).


Tusk at TSMC Technology Symposium Europe & BeneluxRF 2023

Last week the Tusk IC team attended the yearly TSMC Technology Symposium in Amsterdam (NL), followed by the BeneluxRF conference in Nijmegen the next day.

Both event provide important opportunities to (re-)connect with the diverse semiconductor ecosystem in which our company operates.

The TSMC Technology Symposium was a large-scale, well-organized event featuring the world’s leading foundry and an update on their innovative offerings and outlook. Great opportunity to meet with clients, suppliers and a wide range of semiconductor backgrounds. The world truly runs on Semiconductors!

The next day’s event took place in Nijmegen (NL) for the annual BeneluxRF conference. Slightly smaller scale, but a high concentration of the who’s who of the RF, mmWave and THz design community in the Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg region. Catching up with local partners and like-minded RF designers is always a treat, with a keynote from Yves Baeyens (Nokia-Bell Labs) on the next steps in microwave backhauling which will be done in Silicon!

If you weren’t able to catch up with us at one of these events, dont worry: our team members will attend the Space2Connect Conference in Matera (IT) on June 7-9, as well as the RFIC/IMS Conference in San Diego (USA) from June 11-15. Looking forward to see you there, and reach out if you want to meet up!

Celebrating the first successful Tapeout of 2023

We successfully submitted the first tapeout (TO) of 2023 recently, and this called for some celebration with the whole team!

All credit goes to the team for their hard work and effort to complete this TO. Its a fully internal development, which makes it extra special. We’re looking forward to the measurements in a few months!

We unfortunately didn’t have any pictures of the festivities (good pizza and good beer), but the image below from the TO reception is a worthy alternative.

Best wishes for 2023!

The whole Tusk IC team wishes you happy holidays and a prosperous 2023!

Instead of a greeting card, we present you a 100GHz Christmas Tree on-chip passive implemented in MISO, our internal mmWave design toolkit. The performance of the Christmas tree is… not that great, so we’ll stick to transmission lines and XFMRs for now 😉

Happy holidays and a prosperous 2023 from the whole Tusk IC team!!

Tusk IC, 1500 days later

Time flies: 1500 days ago (Jan. 11, 2018) we started Tusk IC. In those 4 years, we were able to add amazing people to our team, work on beyond-state-of-the-art Silicon designs and push forward innovation in the mmWave spectrum. All while going through a pandemic and unseen turbulence in the semiconductor sector.

This wouldn’t have been possible without the perseverance of the team, the support of your partners and the trust of our clients. A very big thank you to you all!

The Tusk Team is growing and we’re all very excited to keep on surfing the mmWaves in the coming years!

Interested to join us? Check our career page!

Company Day 2022

On Wednesday 16/02/2022, Tusk IC invites you to their Company Day aimed at students interested in RF/mmWave IC design. Tusk IC is a fabless silicon design house, focused on high-frequency mmWave chip design for 5G, Satcom, Radar, Autonomous driving and future 6G applications.

Do you want to know how Tusk IC surfs these mmWaves and how you can become part of it? Contact us at careers@tusk-ic.com or via our website https://tusk-ic.com/2021/12/21/company-day-2022/ .

Good luck with your exams and hope to see you all in February!

Op woensdag 16/02/2022 zal Tusk IC haar Opendeurdag houden voor studenten met interesse in RF en mmWave IC design. Tusk IC is een design house gespecialiseerd in het ontwerpen van hoog-frequente mmWave chips for 5G, Satcom, radar, Autonomous driving en de toekomstige 6G toepassingen.

Wil je meer weten over hoe Tusk IC op de mmWave golven surft en hoe je hier deel van kan worden? Contacteer ons via careers@tusk-ic.com of via de website https://tusk-ic.com/2021/12/21/company-day-2022/ .

Veel success met de examenperiode, en hopelijk tot in Februari!