IEEE MTT-S 2020 Distinguished Educator Award for Prof Ian Hunter

Professor Ian Hunter, of Radio Design and The University of Leeds, was delighted and honoured, today, to be informed of his selection to receive the 2020 Distinguished Educator Award of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). This award is given to a distinguished educator in the field of microwave engineering and science who exemplifies the special human qualities of the late Fred J. Rosenbaum, who considered teaching a high calling and demonstrated his dedication to the MTT-S through tireless service.

Prof Hunter’s citation read: “For outstanding achievements as an educator, mentor, and role model for microwave engineers and engineering students”

The award consists of a recognition plaque, a certificate and an honorarium. The award will be conferred at the annual Society Awards Banquet to be held during the International Microwave Symposium the week of 21 – 26 June 2020 in Los Angeles, California

Ian and his team of researchers have been collaborating with Radio Design for the last 8 years. From 2012-2017 this was established by Ian holding a UK Royal Academy of Engineering chair at the University of Leeds, jointly funded by the academy and Radio Design. The research work of Prof Hunter and his 8 PhD students was focussed on novel designs for RF filters and combiners leading to several UK and European patents as well as publications in academic journals and international conferences. The collaboration continued beyond 2017 with Ian working as a consultant to the Radio Design research team, and two of his recent research students are now employed by RD. Ian has held a chair at Leeds University since 2003, he was the General Chairman of European Microwave week, Manchester 2011, and is a fellow of the IET, IEEE and the UK Royal Academy of Engineering.

Visit us at CommunicAsia 18th-20th June

Visit us at booth 1E3-10 at CommunicAsia on 18th to 20th June, at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore to take a sneak peek at our latest technology – including our innovative RF Router™ – and talk to the experts from both our European and India offices.

New Product Announcements : Cross Band Multiplexers

At Radio Design, we constantly strive to offer the very best RF solutions. Calling on our industry-leading talent and experience, and listening closely to our customers’ detailed requirements, our latest range of products are Cross Band Multiplexers.

Please visit the product announcements page to find our more about our new Cross Band Multiplexer products.

New product announcements for 700 MHz

At Radio Design, we constantly strive to offer the very best RF solutions. Calling on our industry-leading talent and experience, and listening closely to our customers’ detailed requirements, our latest range of products are for the 700 MHz range.

Please visit the product announcements page to find our more about our new products for the 700 MHz range.

New product announcements: 1400MHz range

As part of the continuous improvements we make to our innovative range of RF solutions, we’ve introduced some new products to our range. We’re constantly working on ways to help network operators overlay new wireless technologies onto existing infrastructure, or share network equipment with other operators in cost-effective and timely ways.

Please visit our product announcements page to find out more about our new products for 1400 MHz SDL, operating bands 32, 75 and 76.

Radio Design India gives support to life-saving water movement

Radio Design India are delighted to announce that they have recently worked with the Naviyoti India Foundation to organise an interactive discussion on ‘Water Quality: Safe Water Saves Lives’. Covering a range of topics on the provision of clean water and water conservation, Mr Gaurav Chauhan, the MD of Radio Design India, contributed by providing information on the importance of water quality as a movement.

In addition, Radio Design India have also worked with 24 women from self-help groups in 70 villages near Gurgaon, northern India, to provide them with training on business development as part of the Safe Water Saves Lives scheme. The ‘Waterpreneurs’ have been working hard to advocate the importance of clean, safe drinking water in villages promoting household water treatment technology to local residents. Using innovate systems such as bio-sand filters, the Waterpreneurs are hoping that by highlighting the importance of clean water and water conservation, local people will see the life saving benefits of clean water.

Safe Water Saves Lives is already proving hugely beneficial in highlighting how relatively simple steps can transform the quality of water, improving lives and helping local communities in India to thrive. We’re incredibly proud to have been given the opportunity to be involved in such an important scheme and are very much looking forward to working with the Naviyoti India Foundation in the future.

Our third Queen’s Award for Enterprise

We’re delighted to announce that we have received our third Queen’s Award for Enterprise!

As previous winners in 2011 and 2015, receiving a further Queen’s Award is a huge accolade for Radio Design. We’ve received the award in the Innovation category as recognition of our work in developing products which allow for the automatic routing of power and control signals in mobile phone cell sites. Radio Design’s products offer the capability for phone operators utilising technologies such as 3G, 4G and 5G to share and re-use expensive equipment on existing mobile masts, helping to reduce faults and ensure sites are future-proof.

Eric Hawthorn, Radio Design’s Managing Director, explains what the Award means to the company: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have been recognised for the third time in the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. It’s incredibly satisfying that our team’s hard work has once again received global recognition. We’re very proud of our commitment to innovation and this award is testament to our dedication to providing network operators with a world class service.”

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a highly prestigious award which is widely respected both here in the UK and overseas. Awarded to businesses for outstanding achievement in the categories of Innovation, Sustainable Development, International Trade and Promoting Opportunity, receipt of a Queen’s Award rewards innovation and operational excellence.

The Radio Design team will have a chance to celebrate their success at the Queen’s Award ceremony which will be held at Buckingham Palace in September. “This award is one of the UK’s highest business accolades and we’re really looking forward to celebrating with other award winners. We won’t rest on our laurels though and will continue to work hard to innovate and provide our customers with the outstanding service they have come to expect.”

Manufacturing Today Spotlights Radio Design’s Spectacular Progress

Article in Manufacturing Today highlighting that by utilising multi award-winning technology, Radio Design’s solutions allow the world’s largest network operators to achieve maximum data throughput and capacity, through existing and shared infrastructure.

Read the article here

First-hand knowledge helps local electronics manufacturer

Radio Design’s Eric Hawthorn shares his considerable first-hand knowledge and experience with a local electronics manufacturer, in his role as ExportExchange patron

Leeds-based electronics manufacturer, Daletech Electronics, has received free strategic export advice as part of a new export network that is exclusive to businesses in the Leeds City Region.

The advice and mentoring from Radio Design director Eric Hawthorn will help Daletech directors realise ambitions for growth in Europe and beyond under the new Government-backed ExportExchange programme.

Through the scheme he has made contact with Daletech, and is providing the business with free, practical advice that will enable it to begin selling its high quality, low volume Leeds-manufactured electronics overseas.

Daletech managing director Tracey Dawson said: “We are just at the start of our export journey and the help that Eric has given us as a patron on the ExportExchange programme has been invaluable.”

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Radio Design Granted China Import/Export License

A major step forward for Radio Design’s Hardware Repair Services (HWS) business in China was the recent grant of an import/export license. This allows the import of used equipment into China to be repaired and then exported back to the end user.

China has strict policies on the import of used equipment so this type of license can be hard to get. We could not have achieved this without outstanding support and cooperation from the Wuxi branch of the Customs Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (CIQ), who guided us through the rigorous audit and inspection process.

We look forward to the continued growth of our HWS business as our China operation develops into a hub supporting customers throughout the APAC region.

Pictured here are Radio Design MD, Eric Hawthorn, Mr Shan Xueshi, Wuxi CIQ, Mr Xu Jie, Wuxi CIQ and Razaq Mahmood, General Manager of Radio Design Wuxi.