RF/microwave industry veteran Greg Baker has founded Altum RF, a fabless semiconductor company based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands with a mission to develop RF, microwave and mmWave ICs for 5G, satcom, A&D and other industrial and professional markets. Baker will serve as the company's president and CEO.

“It is an exciting time in the RF and microwave industry, and I am eager to start this new international company and build a strong technical team to support customers and meet the market’s requirements for innovative products,” said Baker in a press release announcing the start-up and his role.

The Altum RF website lists 26 products comprising low noise and power amplifiers, distributed amplifiers, switches, phase shifters and core chips — integrated phase and amplitude control with T/R switches — spanning DC to 86 GHz. The website says the company will design products in GaAs, GaN, SiGe and RF CMOS technologies.

Baker has been in the RF/microwave semiconductor industry for more than 25 years, including roles in component design, business development, marketing and sales. He served as senior vice president and general manager of the RF & Microwave business unit at MACOM and CEO of Nitronex, before its acquisition by MACOM. Previously, he was general manager of RF small-signal products at NXP Semiconductors, the senior vice president of sales and marketing at Mimix Broadband, before its acquisition by MACOM, and numerous roles during 10 years at Sirenza Microdevices.

Baker holds a BSEE from Texas A&M University, an MSEE from Georgia Tech and an MS in Global Finance from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology/New York University Stern School of Business.

“I look forward to working with our customers to provide world-class technical support and solutions, with a focus on quick time-to-market utilizing our top-tier operations supply chain for fabrication, packaging and testing of products.” — Greg Baker