LEEDS, UK: 31 January 2013 – Diamond Microwave, a designer and manufacturer of high performance microwave power amplifiers, has announced that it has moved to new larger premises at Lawnswood Business Park on the northern Ring Road of Leeds, in West Yorkshire, UK.

Diamond Microwave designs and manufactures compact solid-state power amplifiers (SSPA) based on GaN devices, with state-of-the-art performance coupled with a power-to-volume ratio believed to be amongst the highest in the industry for such products. “The move to Lawnswood gives us the benefit a larger suite of offices, along with a laboratory and prototype manufacturing area, to accommodate our growing team of design engineers,” said Richard Lang, managing director of Diamond Microwave. “Since the company was founded in 2006 we have enjoyed considerable success in designing and manufacturing compact SSPAs, and have rapidly outgrown our former offices at the Leeds Innovation Centre. The new facility will allow us to expand our operations further to meet the demand from defence and communications customers for our amplifiers.”

Diamond Microwave was originally a spin out from the diamond electronics team in Element Six Technologies (E6), and in 2009 received a £1.3m equity investment from a consortium consisting of Oxford Technology Management, YFM via the Partnership Investment Fund, The ERA Foundation and two private investors.

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