Richardson RFPD Inc. announced an expanded global franchise agreement with Sierra Wireless. The new agreement builds on the long-term collaboration between the two companies, as well as a mutual commitment to serve the emerging industrial IoT market. Under the terms of the agreement, Richardson RFPD will sell Sierra Wireless cellular modules and modems to its global audience.
Ericsson and Apple have agreed on a global patent license agreement between the two companies. The agreement includes a cross license that covers patents relating to both companies' standard-essential patents (including the GSM, UMTS and LTE cellular standards), and grants certain other patent rights. In addition, the agreement includes releases that resolve all pending patent-infringement litigation between the companies.
Skyworks introduces two new global navigation low noise amplifiers. The SKY65605-21 and SKY65611-21 are both designed for BeiDou/GPS/GLONASS/Galileo receiver applications and are optimized to operate from 1559 to 1606 MHz.
EchoStar Mobile Ltd. (EML), a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corp., announced that the global wireless standards body, Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), approved Band 65 to standardize additional European spectrum for broadband wireless services.
Richardson Electronics Ltd. announced a new global distribution agreement with Anokiwave, a provider of highly-integrated silicon core chips and III-V front-end integrated circuits (“ICs”). The agreement aligns with Anokiwave’s focus on supporting customers and new opportunities with highly-technical support to provide innovative solutions for the most challenging applications.
Richardson Electronics Ltd. announced a new global distribution agreement with Ohmite Manufacturing Co., a Chicago-based provider of resistive products for high-current, high-voltage and high-energy applications. The agreement supports Ohmite’s efforts to expand sales and technical support of its high-performance resistor technology.
RFMW Ltd. and Qorvo Inc. announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective immediately. Qorvo, a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications, was created through the merger of TriQuint and RFMD. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support.