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

The team, with over 100 years of combined experience designing and developing power products, is based in a new corporate design center in Lincoln, Rhode Island, with a satellite office at the Novio Tech Campus in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

The Lincoln team will be led by Korne Vennema. Before joining Mini-Circuits, he held various design engineering, application support and management roles at Phillips, NXP Semiconductor and MACOM.

“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.” — Korne Vennema

Mini-Circuits offers more than 75 standard power amplifier models from 2 to 100 W up to 18 GHz. The expansion will build on the popularity of this family, responding to industry demand for new products and capabilities.

“We’re very excited to welcome this talented team to the Mini-Circuits family,. 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.” — Steven Scheinkopf, Mini-Circuits VP of technical marketing

The Lincoln and Nijmegen offices increase Mini-Circuits’ design, manufacturing and sales locations to 14, spanning nine countries.