Announcing fiscal second quarter 2015 earnings results, Freescale reported RF segment revenue of $177 million, 3.8 percent below Q1 and 48 percent above last year's second quarter. The segment's revenue comes primarily from LDMOS power transistors used in cellular base stations. The company attributed the sequential decline to "slowing wireless capital expenditure spending in major markets, including China." The LTE build-out in China has fueled strong growth in the RF segment through 2014 and 2015, despite the slight decline in Q2.
NI (formerly AWR Corporation) announces that NI AWR Design Environment™ will be on display within the Academic Forum, 5G/RF Pavilion and two technical sessions - High-Efficiency PAs for High PAR Signals Using an NI-Based Platform and Improving the Semiconductor Design-to-Test Flow Panel - during NIWeek 2015, August 3-5 in Austin, Texas.
With over 30 years in the RF/microwave industry, Passive Plus Inc. manufactures high quality, high power passive components using state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques. Specializing in magnetic & non-magnetic HI-Q capacitors and power resistive product lines, PPI supplies reliable quality components to the aerospace, telecommunications, medical, semiconductor and military industries.
Freescale Semiconductor introduced two new broadband RF power amplifiers - the new Airfast AFIC901N LDMOS RF integrated device and the AFT05MS003N LDMOS transistor. The products can be operated at 3.6 or 7.5 V and are targeted for applications where power for radio range and efficiency for battery life are key design requirements.
Cree Inc., a market leader in silicon-carbide (SiC) power and RF products announced the acquisition of APEI, a global leader in power modules and power electronics applications. Combining two highly complementary innovators, the acquisition enables Cree’s Power and RF business to extend its leadership position and help to accelerate the market for high-performance, best-in-class SiC power modules.
Richardson Electronics Ltd. announced the launch of a new business group, Power & Microwave Technologies (“PMT”). The PMT group encompasses Richardson Electronics’ existing Electron Device Group (“EDG”) and adds new technologies and engineered solutions for the power conversion and RF and microwave markets.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a segment of Crane Co., has been selected by Parker Aerospace to supply its ELDEC® Auto-Transformer Rectifier Unit (ATRU) to provide reliable power conversion for the COMAC C919 Horizontal Stabilizer Motor Control Electronics (MCE).