China state-owned investment company Jianguang Asset Management has formed a new company called Ampleon out NXP Semiconductors' RF power division, which it acquired earlier this year.
“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. This is not only in our key traditional markets such as wireless infrastructure, broadcast, industrial, scientific and medical, aerospace and defense but also in the new RF energy markets such as solid state cooking and plasma lighting," said Reinier Beltman, CEO of the new company.
He added: “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.”
Ampleon is a founding member of the RF Energy Alliance which is promoting the use of solid-state RF energy as a highly efficient and controllable source of heat and power.
"As an RF Energy Alliance (RFEA) founding member, the NXP RF Power team contributed a tremendous wealth of knowledge and innovation. RFEA is thrilled and extremely confident that Ampleon will continue this effort now it has transferred to a standalone company. This shift helps international solid-state RF Energy standards development through the establishment of a company dedicated to this power resource," commented Klaus Werner, executive director, RF Energy Alliance.
Ampleon is headquartered in Nijmegen and has 1,250 employees across 16 engineering, sales and manufacturing facilities worldwide.