8 December 2015
NXP’s RF Power business becomes Ampleon under new owner JAC Capital
Following its acquisition of the RF Power business line of NXP Semiconductors N.V. of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, new owner China’s Jianguang Asset Management Co Ltd (JAC Capital) has formed Ampleon of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Ampleon takes responsibility for all RF Power business activity, including sales and support of the complete line-up of silicon-based LDMOS and gallium nitride (GaN) RF power products. Founded on a history of more than 50 years, Ampleon has 1250 staff across 16 engineering, sales and manufacturing facilities worldwide.
“With a unique focus on RF power technology and innovation we are extremely well positioned to meet the growing market need for power-, cost- and space-efficient RF solutions,” says CEO Reinier Beltman. “This is not only in our key traditional markets such as wireless infrastructure, broadcast, industrial, scientific & medical (ISM), and aerospace & defense but also in the new RF energy markets such as solid-state cooking and plasma lighting,” he adds. “RF energy applications will see us establishing new partnerships and introduce new products as we embrace these exciting developments across the value chain. We will be working closely with customers to help them adopt RF energy technology into their designs.”
Focusing on partnering with customers to exploit opportunities in RF data and energy transfer, Ampleon aims to increase its commitment to R&D and grow its engineering resources. Ampleon is a founding member of the RF Energy Alliance, whose members aim to build a fast-growing ecosystem around the use of solid-state RF energy as a highly efficient and controllable source of heat and power.