Skyworks Solutions, Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $300 million of the company's common stock from time to time prior to November 11, 2016, on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions, in compliance with applicable securities laws and other legal requirements.
Guinness World Records has recognized DARPA’s Terahertz Electronics program for creating the fastest solid-state amplifier integrated circuit ever measured. The 10-stage common-source MMIC achieves 9 dB gain at 1.03 THz.
Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, introduced the creation of a thread beta program for selected customers and ecosystem partners, enabling them to accelerate their product development plans for IP-based mesh networking. As a founding member of the Thread Group, Silicon Labs has been a major contributor to the definition and development of the new IP-based mesh networking software stack for the Connected Home.
Isola Group S.à r.l., a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs), announced that Advanced Circuits Inc. Tempe division (ACI) has successfully completed Isola’s Certification Program.
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, announced that it has reached a defense production milestone, successfully completing the Defense Production Act Title III Gallium Nitride on Silicon Carbide Production Capacity program.
Isola Group S.à r.l., a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs), announced that it has launched a new certification program for PCB fabricators. The program is open to qualifying fabricators in the United States able to demonstrate the ability to process such high-speed digital materials as Isola’s I-Tera MT and I-Speed.
Raytheon Co. announced today that under the DARPA Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Program, the company has systematically matured Gallium Nitride (GaN) from basic material to transistors, Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs), Transmit/Receive (T/R) Modules and finally Transmit/Receive Integrated Multichannel Modules (TRIMMs), enabling game changing system performance for the DoD.
The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a three-year, $171 million contract to continue providing engineering and integration support to its Fleet Ballistic Missile Program. The work will focus on the Navy’s Trident II D-5 submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
The Raytheon Co. and Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture received a $176 million contract for the production and delivery of 842 Block I Javelin missile rounds and 120 command launch units (CLUs). The contract was awarded to the Javelin Joint Venture in September.