SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantance Inc., manufacturer of ultra-fast, 4G envelope tracking (ET) power supplies, today announced that it has appointed Michael Girvan Lampe as Vice President of Sales. Lampe, who has almost 25 years of sales experience in the semiconductor, communications and computer markets, comes to Quantance from Marvell Semiconductor. Quantance power supply products provide the response time equivalent of a 400mHz switcher for ET systems, over 100 times faster than current solutions in the market, enabling them to dramatically enhance power amplifier (PA) efficiency to theoretical limits. Lampe will work to extend this leadership position in the rapidly expanding ET market by pursuing chipset reference design wins and direct OEM wins for smart phones, tablets, and other data devices. Quantance's unique approach to ultra-fast power supply design can also provide significant benefit in markets outside mobile wireless, thus Lampe will pursue other markets as part of his charter as well.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Michael to the Quantance executive team. With proven success in the semiconductor industry, executive sales management experience and a dynamic personality, Michael is perfectly suited to help Quantance succeed in expanding our business," said Vikas Vinayak, Quantance's CEO and co-founder. "Michael's market knowledge, sales acumen and ability to leverage strategic customer partnerships are vital as we plan to commercialize our innovative technology for the wireless market and beyond."
"I am honored to join Quantance and look forward to playing an integral role in the company's growth," Lampe added. "Quantance technology has the potential to transform the customer experience with smart phones, tablets and other data devices by improving performance, delivering faster uplink speeds and supporting better network coverage. This is a great opportunity to take Quantance's existing product line to the mobile market and leverage the company's intellectual property for products serving a wider array of markets."
Lampe most recently was Head of Sales for the EMEA Region at Marvell Semiconductor, where, prior to being promoted, he was Director of Sales for Strategic Customers and Regional Sales Manager. Before going to Marvell Semiconductor in 2003, Lampe was Senior Director of Sales for Riverstone Networks Inc. Earlier in his career, he also held sales and sales management responsibility for 2Wire Inc., Exis Inc., Bell Microproducts and Arrow Electronics Inc.
Lampe earned a Bachelor of General Studies degree from the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan.
Quantance, a venture-backed semiconductor startup based in Silicon Valley, was founded to build the industry's fastest power supplies. Investors include TD Fund, Granite Ventures, InterWest Partners and DoCoMo Capital.
For more information, please visit www.quantance.com.
SOURCE Quantance Inc.