The history of Amideon began in 1981 when Intepro Limited was
formed by the directors and management of Amideon to design
and manufacture power electronic test equipment for telecom,
industrial and aerospace industries. Ten years later, in 1991,
with an annual turnover of over €10 million, Intepro was sold to
Schaffner EMV AG.
Foreseeing opportunities in new product markets and
applications, the same directors decided to enter new business
areas. Utilizing both experience and market foresight they
exploited a number of market opportunities and invested, in
addition to Amideon’s core business, in over ten technology
companies and start-up’s involved in GaAs device & module
design, GaAs device foundry, microwave security systems,
space qualified components, RF & microwave test, video
analytics and other niche technology opportunities. Amideon
currently has a significant shareholding in two of these
companies and has exited the rest to third parties and MBO’s.
Amideon core business in offering advanced custom design,
project management and procurement and intellectual property
sourcing services to the semiconductor and microwave-mmWave
electronic manufacturing industry has grown at an impressive
rate with orders of €5 million in 2001 to typically €20 – €25
million per annum in recent years.