AMS Technologies, Europe’s leading solution provider and distributor for optical, power and thermal management technologies, has established a design centre in Krakow, Poland. In this design centre skilled AMS experts will address customer requirements for professional, turnkey solutions in the fields of thermal management and electronics.
Unlike other distributors, AMS Technologies not only supplies leading edge products and components but views itself as the customer’s “extended workbench”. Opening the new centre is in line with this strategy, which further re-enforces the company’s position as a premier provider of custom thermal management solutions.
Business models where so-called “value-add” distribution is taking over design-in, systems integration or even the realisation of entire design projects are already widespread in the electronics industry. In the thermal management sector, however, most customers develop their own solutions to specific challenges – with a lot of empiricism and “trial and error”. AMS Technologies is pioneering a new approach with its offer to realise professional turnkey solutions to the customer’s order. The AMS design centre in Krakow will specialise in design and “proof of concept” as well as supporting the transfer of the resulting prototype into volume production after customer sign-off.
“In the Krakow area you have a large pool of very well educated engineers,” is one reason AMS Technologies CEO Jan Meise gives for the decision to establish the design centre in the Polish city. “And we especially benefit from a distinct know-how in thermal management and electronics design.”
In order to realise customer-specific solutions, the Krakow design team will mainly combine leading-edge components from the AMS Technologies linecard to deliver entire systems that meet the customer’s specifications.
“You simply won’t find those solutions as off-the-shelf solutions on the market,” says Meise, “but AMS Technologies turns them into reality, to the customer’s order and in any desired extent – from a pure design effort all the way to serial production.”
Photo caption: Some of the thermal specialists at the AMS design centre