Altum RF Appoints Niels Kramer as Managing Director Europe & VP Marketing

New fabless semiconductor company, Altum RF, has announced the appointment of the company’s Co-Founder, Niels Kramer, as the new Managing Director for Europe and Vice President Marketing. Dr. Kramer brings more than 25 years of semiconductor process and RF and microwave semiconductor industry experience to Altum RF. His industry background includes RF semiconductor process development, general management, project and product management, and strategic marketing.

Most recently with MACOM as Senior Director Integrated Solutions, Dr. Kramer had the responsibility of developing a portfolio of RF ICs for high-performance applications. Prior to that, he served as Department Head of the MEMS & Micro Assembly Foundry at Philips, R&D and Program Manager for RF Products at NXP, and RF Device Engineer at Philips Semiconductors. He also held several engineering and management positions in 6-inch and 8-inch wafer fabs. He has an MSc and a PhD in Applied Physics from Twente University, The Netherlands.

Speaking on the appointment, Greg Baker, CEO, said that the company is looking forward to continuing their work with Niels and benefit from his expertise. He believes Niels’ deep technical knowledge coupled with considerable industry experience makes him ideal to closely collaborate with customers, as well as design engineers, to help build business in Europe and across the globe.

Established by leading experts in the RF/microwave industry, Altum RF designs high-performance millimeter-wave to digital solutions for next generation markets and applications. With the help of its global partners, the company shortens product development cycles by managing the entire supply chain from design to packaging, testing and qualification. It develops a broad range of products for commercial and industrial applications, with strategic road-maps to rapidly expand its product portfolio. Using proven technologies like GaAs, GaN, SiGe or RF CMOS, it is also able to deliver optimal products in terms of RF performance, level of integration and cost.