Microwave Journal

SiGe Semiconductor Hits Production Milestone

May 6, 2008

SiGe Semiconductor announced the shipment of more than 250 million integrated circuits (IC), reinforcing its position among the leading suppliers of RF front-end solutions enabling wireless multimedia in consumer electronics. SiGe has enjoyed 40 percent year-over-year growth with 2007 revenues exceeding $69 M.

SiGe Semiconductor attributes this success to an award-winning portfolio of wireless power amplifiers, RF front-end modules and GPS receivers, which enable the next generation of wireless computing, home entertainment and mobile applications. SiGe enables OEMs to deliver consumer electronic products with optimal performance and battery life at competitive prices.

These products are used by some of the world’s largest consumer brands, and can be found on store shelves in Wi-Fi®-enabled laptop computers, wireless access points, game consoles, PC cards and peripherals. SiGe also provides GPS ICs that enable location services in personal navigation devices, cellular phones and other handheld devices. The company expects its emerging portfolio of WiMAX power amplifiers and front-end modules to fuel growth over the next 12 to 18 months.

"Shipment of 250 million ICs demonstrates SiGe’s ability to deliver high volumes of quality products into the demanding consumer product markets," said Sohail Khan, CEO, SiGe Semiconductor. "We have collaborated with our customers to determine the critical feature set for next-generation products and translated that intelligence into designs that deliver the best in performance, battery life and cost. We are pleased with our success, and look forward to continued collaboration with our growing customer base."