2014

December 11, 2014:

ÅAC Microtec announces new CFO and board members

ÅAC Microtec AB has announced a number of new appointments intended to boost the company’s success in winning major sales and development contracts for its miniaturized satellite and space solutions. The appointments coincide with the arrival of Mikael Andersson as CEO in August 2014. Read more » 


December 10, 2014:

ÅAC Microtec appoints Mikael Andersson as new CEO

ÅAC Microtec AB, the Swedish-based supplier of satellite and high-value space solutions to the global aerospace industry, has appointed Mikael Andersson as its new CEO. Read more » 


October 22, 2014:

ÅAC Microtec gets InnoSat order

OHB Sweden, Stockholm, and ÅAC Microtec, Uppsala, have been appointed by the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) to deliver a highly capable small satellite platform, named InnoSat, to accomplish the advanced scientific mission named MATS. The two companies' extensive expertise, innovative products and efficient work approaches are successfully combined, giving Sweden the advantage to build advanced satellites at a very competitive price. Read more>>


May 26, 2014:

Mongolias Hamba Lama visited ÅAC Microtec

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Mongolias Hamba Lama, Choijamts Demberel Munkhbaatar, visited ÅAC Microtec on May 26th. ÅAC Microtec is very honored that Hamba Lama decided to come and visit us in Uppsala, Sweden. We see this visit as an important step forward in the cooperation between Sweden and Mongolia.


May 20, 2014:

Swedish Minister of Defence Karin Enström visited ÅAC Microtec 

minister of defenceThe Swedish Minister of Defence, Karin Enström, visited ÅAC Microtec on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. The purpose of the visit was to attain a better understanding of the company's operations and product offering of advanced small and reliable components and systems for satellites,  the ongoing marketing activities and projects and  as well as ÅAC's possible contribution to the Swedish space activities.


PRESS RELEASE
March 17, 2014:

Fouriertransform invests SEK 25 million in ÅAC Microtec AB

Uppsala based ÅAC Microtec AB receives expansion capital to boost sales of their world leading microelectronics systems to aerospace and industrial customers with very high technical requirements.

 

ÅAC Microtec AB (ÅAC) globally provides high value space solutions and systems for commercial, governmental and educational customers through its partner network and office in Uppsala, Sweden. ÅAC has a unique competence and capacity to develop and manufacture robust, miniaturized multi-- functional electronics systems. The company is today a core development partner in leading programs to launch new, smaller satellites. Based on its advanced position in these programs, ÅAC’s ambition is to further strengthen its position as a strategic supplier for the growing aerospace industry.

 

Customers include the European Space Agency (ESA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB), as well as leading industrial groups now using ÅAC’s products and technology in innovative products and applications.

 

Originally called Ångström Aerospace Corporation (ÅAC), the company was founded in

2005 as a spin--off from the Ångström Laboratory of Uppsala University, which very early pioneered research into micro--electro--mechanical systems (MEMS).


“ÅAC Microtec is a world leader in miniaturized electronic components and systems for spacecraft operating in the most extreme environments and has an impressive list of global development customers. Our investment will enable ÅAC to continue the commercialization in this demanding segment, i.e. aerospace, but also to address new, industrial segments with its innovations,” says Fouriertransform CEO, Per Nordberg.

“This is a major milestone in the relatively short history of our company. We are extremely happy to have such a respected and renowned company as Fouriertransform investing in our company. Their long--term approach and engagement will enable us to take our business to a new level. We will have continued focus on product-- and technology development, broaden our marketing and the quality and professionalism with which we conduct business with our customers and partners”, says ÅAC Microtec CEO, Björn Åstrand.


“We are very happy to have Fouriertransform as an owner of ÅAC. We look forward to accelerate the market expansion through a broader range of flight--proven products and better market presence in Europe, North America and Asia”, says Johan Bäcke, Managing Partner at RP Ventures, which is one of the main owners in ÅAC.


PRESS RELEASE
January 08, 2014:  

ÅAC Microtec strengthens organization

In order to meet an expected rapid growth in terms of both revenue and order intake during 2014, ÅAC Microtec AB announces the following appointments. 

Björn Åstrand has been appointed as CEO.
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Björn has over 35 years of experience from the aerospace industry and is also a member of the company board. In additions to his over-all management responsibility Björn will focus on continued growth and strengthening of the company’s position in the market. 

Kjell Bohlin has been appointed as CTO.
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Kjell has been the CEO of the company since 2012. Kjell will now focus on our internal processes and assure that our product and technology development continues to be at the front end of an expanding market.

 

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