TriQuint Semiconductor Inc., a leading RF products manufacturer and foundry services provider, has received a $2 M contract from the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to develop S-band amplifiers with new benchmarks for noise floor, linearity and efficiency performance.

TriQuint announced the contract award in conjunction with its exhibit at the annual Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), San Jose, CA, October 31-November 3 (booth 1207). TriQuint was awarded the contract based on its expertise developing new semiconductor processes and products with GaAs and other technologies. The NRL monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) contract will focus on low noise amplifiers and high power amplifiers (LNA/HPA).

“We’re pleased the US Navy has chosen TriQuint again for another program that takes advantage of our leadership in both process development and the design of efficient, high-power microelectronics. It’s exciting to explore another opportunity with the NRL that advances the state-of-the-art,” said Tony Balistreri, TriQuint Marketing Director.

TriQuint’s expertise in gallium arsenide/high-voltage GaAs PHEMT, gallium nitride (GaN), surface acoustic and bulk acoustic wave (SAW/BAW) devices, MMICs and low-cost packaged products has made it a leading supplier of RF system components to Boeing Co., Lockheed Martin Corp., Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and other major defense contractors. TriQuint supplies RF innovation for consumer retail products including mobile devices, wireless LAN, triple-play CATV systems, optical and wireless infrastructure applications.