Amantys is a privately-funded power products company which is looking to change the way power is converted in medium and high voltage applications. The company is targeting a market worth $3 billion per year which is estimated to be growing by 10% annually.
eeNews Europe: What is your new role at Amantys and what experience are you bringing to a start-up company that is looking to grow its business?
Erwin Wolf: I have been the CEO of Amantys since the 1st October 2013. However, I have been a non-executive director of Amantys for two years so I am aware at a higher level of what is going on at the company. I have two areas I have specialized in during my long career. One of those is LED technologies and the other area has involved power semiconductors and I always switch from one to the other having had several CEO or general manager roles in companies like Osram, Siemens and Infineon. Before I joined Amantys I was CEO of Azzuro Semiconductors doing gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) substrates for power semiconductors as well as LEDs.
eeNews Europe: Can you provide some background on Amantys?
Erwin Wolf: Amantys was started in 2010 at Cambridge in the UK and currently has 30 employees but we have recently set up a new technical office in Shanghai, China in order to support our customers there. We have three distributors in China.