Establishing a long-term authorised source of supply for Ampleon’s 1st generation GaN portfolio

Ampleon, the global leader in RF Power, and Rochester Electronics, the world’s largest continuous source of semiconductors, are pleased to announce the expansion of their exclusive partnership to include a more diverse product portfolio. Rochester can now extend the supply of Ampleon’s 1st generation GaN portfolio of high-performance RF transistors to customers worldwide.

Earlier this year, Ampleon transferred their VDMOS inventory and associated product wafers to Rochester. Since then the partnership has become stronger, now enriched by the transfer of Ampleon’s 1st generation GaN Discrete Wideband Amplifiers to Rochester. This transfer includes GaN inventory and Die, and the authorisation to distribute and license to manufacture.

“Following the success of our previous strategic transfer, we are delighted that Rochester succeeded in the tender process which enables us to transfer inventory and associated wafer for our 1st generation of RF high power GaN portfolio to them.” said Kees Schetters, VP Global Sales, Ampleon.”

“It’s clear that all of our customers are looking for long-term availability of these devices, and this seamless transition from Ampleon to Rochester makes it easy for them, to not only access the authorised stock, but they can also take advantage of Rochester’s on-going ability to build from wafer.”

“We have been providing best-of-breed RF solutions and services along with Rochester’s first-class infrastructure, industry knowledge, and commitment; we are sure our customers will continue to receive the same standard of service as they have come to expect from Ampleon.”  

Robert Maycroft, Director – Supplier Development, Rochester Electronics said, “this is a great opportunity to strengthen our on-going partnership with Ampleon. Not only do we share a common purpose – supporting customers with uninterrupted supply of top-class devices – we understand how important it is for them to know the products they are investing in are certified, guaranteed, and 100% authorised by the original manufacturer. This partnership will offer customers peace of mind whilst providing a continued source of the GaN product portfolio. It is a welcome addition to our growing portfolio of semiconductor lifecycle solutions and will add a significant value to our clients.”

The 1st generation of Ampleon’s RF High Power GaN devices continue to provide solutions for Radar, Industrial, Medical, and Scientific industries. GaN technology is extremely rugged and provides a low thermal resistance making them ideal for high-speed and high-power switching applications such as Jammers, Plasma generators, L-band Radar systems, EMC testing, broadband general-purpose amplifiers, commercial wireless infrastructure, and more.

Rochester Electronics and Ampleon have partnered together to provide their customers an extensive portfolio of 100% authorized, traceable, certified, and guaranteed long-term support solutions since Ampleon was formed.

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