News archive 2007-2009


December 31, 2009: Harp Technologies completes a successful year 2009.

Despite the challenging economic climate, Harp Technologies has managed to continue its solid growth during 2009. With significantly increased revenue, important new customers, and enhanced capabilities, the year has been very successful.

May 8, 2009: Harp Technologies signs a contract with the ESA.

Harp Technologies has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to study advanced internal calibration techniques for Post EPS radiometers. This assignment will reinforce Harp Technologies’ expertise in the field of microwave sensors, which are important for e.g. environmental monitoring applications.ESA-logo for web

February 19, 2009: Harp Technologies’ web pages renewed.

The web pages of Harp Technologies have been renewed. The contents have been thoroughly updated and new pages have been added. The new pages currently support the English and Finnish languages, and German pages will be published later. The graphic layout of the earlier version of the web pages has been maintained because of the positive feedback it received.

December 15, 2008: Harp Technologies’ founder elevated to Senior Member of the IEEE.

The founder of Harp Technologies, Dr Janne Lahtinen, has been elevated to Senior Member grade of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology. The requirements for Senior Member grade include a minimum of ten years of professional practice and a minimum of five years of significant performance. Harp Technologies congratulates its founder on this recognition!

November 1, 2008: Harp Technologies’ engineering team strengthened.

Mr Teemu Ruokokoski, M.Sc., has joined Harp Technologies’ engineering team. Mr. Ruokokoski has extensive experience in microwave, millimetre wave, and electronics design and development, and his competence will be valuable for many ongoing and future customer projects.

May 26, 2008: Harp Technologies extends its design capabilities.

Harp Technologies has extended its design and simulation capabilities with CST Microwave Studio® (CST MWS), the leading-edge 3D electromagnetic simulation tool. Thanks to its flexibility, high accuracy, and simulation speed, CST MWS enables Harp Technologies to provide better design results and faster development cycles to our customers.

April 28, 2008: The address of Harp Technologies has changed.

Because of the rapid growth of its business, Harp Technologies has moved into larger premises within the Otaniemi technology area in Espoo, Finland. Please refer to the Contact us page for the new company address.

April 10, 2008: Harp Technologies signs a contract with the ESA.

The European Space Agency (ESA) has assigned Harp Technologies to develop multi-frequency terminal antennas using metamaterials (Artificial Magnetic Conductors). The development will take place in cooperation with Helsinki University of Technology (TKK). The objective of the project is to advance the European state of the art in multi-frequency terminal antenna technology.ESA-logo for web

January 7, 2008: Harp Technologies completes a study for FMI-ARC.

Harp Technologies has successfully completed a study on a satellite receiving station for the Finnish Meteorological Institute, Arctic Research Centre (FMI-ARC). According to the FMI-ARC, “the objectives of the assignment were fully reached, and the results of the study can be used beneficially in further expanding the capabilities of FMI-ARC”.

November 27, 2007: Harp Technologies assigned to the SMOS-Ops project.

EADS CASA Espacio (Spain) has contracted Harp Technologies to provide consultancy in Phase A of the SMOS-Ops project, which aims to develop an operational follow-on for the European SMOS remote sensing satellite.