APITech (API Microwave) had a visit by Milton Keynes North MP Ben Everitt to see first-hand how their technology is helping to lead the way in improving future communications for satellite constellations.
Ben met with Ian Skiggs, VP & MD of RF2M EMEIA, Dave Sims, Product Manager for Semiconductors and Components, David Smith, Head of Engineering and Dave Claridge, Project Manager and was given a tour of the facility to look at how APITech use their knowledge and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques to develop components that can operate reliably in the harshest of environments.
Ben Everitt has been an avid champion of innovative tech companies since his election in 2019 and commented: “It was fascinating to see the wide-ranging technologies APITech develop from space communications to military, security and medical solutions.
“APITech epitomise everything that makes Milton Keynes a real hub of technology and gives us a chance to become the Silicon Valley of Europe.
“I was delighted to have been able to support them in their recent successful bid for a contract with the European Space Agency and look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.”
Dave Sims takes Ben on a tour of one of the clean rooms at the APITech’s Milton Keynes facility
Ian Skiggs commented: “It is pleasing to see both the European Space Agency and UK Space Agency recognising the technological expertise within APITech. I also thank Ben and his team for their continued support. We both share the same vision for showcasing the talent and capability within the Milton Keynes area in support of the UK Government's longer term growth objectives in this sector.”
APITech has recently announced that it has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a W-Band, dual redundant, low noise amplifier for space applications, including high-frequency data communications, 5G/6G and W-Band radar. This further advances APITech’s reputation in mmWave technology and as a developer of RF communications and payload solutions for space.
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