Our Story 2018-02-23T11:51:01+00:00

The Gapwaves Story

We love breakthroughs. Those seemingly simple solutions to seemingly impossible problems. And we like to imagine that magical moment of discovery made by our era’s very own Da Vinci. But as every engineer and every innovator knows, the truth is that by the time we hear about it that magical moment is ancient history. It’s taken years to perfect the product and the people involved have faced and overcome the toughest scrutiny – from their very peers So, with all of the time and effort needed to turn a breakthrough into a useful reality, what is it that allows them to make it all the way through?

The Gapwaves Story

We love breakthroughs. Those seemingly simple solutions to seemingly impossible problems. And we like to imagine that magical moment of discovery made by our era’s very own Da Vinci. But as every engineer and every innovator knows, the truth is that by the time we hear about it that magical moment is ancient history. It’s taken years to perfect the product and the people involved have faced and overcome the toughest scrutiny – from their very peers So, with all of the time and effort needed to turn a breakthrough into a useful reality, what is it that allows them to make it all the way through?

The answer, well, we’ve we see it time and again. In fact it’s the moral of every great success story. That above all sometimes it pays to just believe in the people, no matter how crazy the idea. Because when backed by passion, crazy ideas suddenly don’t seem that far-fetched. Because the people behind them clearly see something real, and believe enough to dedicate their careers – their lives – to the discovery of what’s often a better way.

It’s this very belief in a better way that inspires millions of individuals to buy the latest mobile devices, step into a driverless car or shut the lights and just let the factory run itself. And, it’s what’s always inspired us at Gapwaves. In fact it’s our story.

Before going any further, it’s important to talk about our founder Per-Simon Kildal. Because it’s his approach to the solutions and people that set’s the tone for what we do and how we work.

The answer, well, we’ve we see it time and again. In fact it’s the moral of every great success story. That above all sometimes it pays to just believe in the people, no matter how crazy the idea. Because when backed by passion, crazy ideas suddenly don’t seem that far-fetched. Because the people behind them clearly see something real, and believe enough to dedicate their careers – their lives – to the discovery of what’s often a better way.

It’s this very belief in a better way that inspires millions of individuals to buy the latest mobile devices, step into a driverless car or shut the lights and just let the factory run itself. And, it’s what’s always inspired us at Gapwaves. In fact it’s our story.

Before going any further, it’s important to talk about our founder Per-Simon Kildal. Because it’s his approach to the solutions and people that set’s the tone for what we do and how we work.

A researcher and a professor with over 18 registered patents related to antenna technology, Per-Simon Kildal has been called “crazy”, stubborn and a genius. And usually in that order. But for those who knew him he was smart man with a strong set of beliefs and a talent for finding a better way. He believed that regardless of no matter how complex the problem, or sophisticated the engineering the solution should be simple – easy to use.

He also believed dialogue to be the best kind of research. That sharing was the key to progress, because collaboration is the shortest path to turning new ideas into something useful. And this is what truly drove him; the ambition to turn great ideas into something useful.

A researcher and a professor with over 18 registered patents related to antenna technology, Per-Simon Kildal has been called “crazy”, stubborn and a genius. And usually in that order. But for those who knew him he was smart man with a strong set of beliefs and a talent for finding a better way. He believed that regardless of no matter how complex the problem, or sophisticated the engineering the solution should be simple – easy to use.

He also believed dialogue to be the best kind of research. That sharing was the key to progress, because collaboration is the shortest path to turning new ideas into something useful. And this is what truly drove him; the ambition to turn great ideas into something useful.

It’s this approach – this mindset – that in 1988 led to the discovery what is now regarded as one of the first conceptualizations of metamaterials; and a genuine breakthrough in electromagnetics. He knew it was big; that he had unlocked something truly useful. He just wasn’t sure how.

Nearly two decades later, this breakthrough would become the basis for our GAP Waveguide Technology, opening the door to a whole new era in advanced antenna technology.

Per-Simon was – quite simply – ahead of his time

It’s this approach – this mindset – that in 1988 led to the discovery what is now regarded as one of the first conceptualizations of metamaterials; and a genuine breakthrough in electromagnetics. He knew it was big; that he had unlocked something truly useful. He just wasn’t sure how.

Nearly two decades later, this breakthrough would become the basis for our GAP Waveguide Technology, opening the door to a whole new era in advanced antenna technology.

Per-Simon was – quite simply – ahead of his time

Sadly, Per-Simon passed away in 2016, but not before experiencing an era when wireless technology would catch up with his vision. And find his discovery more than useful, but a key to unlock the next generation of wireless technology. From more reliable, affordable and sustainable mobile service to driverless vehicles we can feel safe in. The applications seem almost endless.

Sadly, Per-Simon passed away in (2016), but not before securing that his idea would get the exposure it deserved. Not for the sake of legacy, but because he knew it was big, something useful that society would truly benefit from. If anything, Per-Simon’s legacy, his greatest lesson to his students and beyond, has less to do with breakthrough technology and more to do with the journey to get there. The power and usefulness of being open, the joy in sharing ideas and the need for collaboration and trust in good people – a better way.

To us, Per-Simon’s legacy, his greatest lesson to his students and beyond, has less to do with breakthrough technology and more to do with the journey to get there. The power and usefulness of being open, the joy in sharing ideas and the importance of collaboration and trust in good people – the essentials for finding a better way.

And that’s what we do.

Following the example set by our founder, we embrace unconventional ideas and actively collaborate with other wireless solution providers to discover the necessary breakthroughs. The really useful ones that re-define how we work, live, shop or just unwind for a while.

And that’s what we do.

Following the example set by our founder, we embrace unconventional ideas and actively collaborate with other wireless solution providers to discover the necessary breakthroughs. The really useful ones that re-define how we work, live, shop or just unwind for a while.

The world loves new technology

And they’re always watching. Which means, when it’s good, there is no shortage of praise and recognition. It also means that even before the best minds have had a chance to reflect, expectations of “the next generation” are already set. Faster, cheaper, further and more sustainable. It’s always a tall order.

This is where we come in. We want the brightest and best on the job defining next generation in wireless technology.
So together our brightest and best can help put it within reach.

The world loves new technology

And they’re always watching. Which means, when it’s good, there is no shortage of praise and recognition. It also means that even before the best minds have had a chance to reflect, expectations of “the next generation” are already set. Faster, cheaper, further and more sustainable. It’s always a tall order.

This is where we come in. We want the brightest and best on the job defining next generation in wireless technology.
So together our brightest and best can help put it within reach.