Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, and PMC-Sierra Inc. (PMC), a semiconductor and software solutions leader in storage, optical and mobile networks, announced a definitive agreement under which Skyworks will acquire PMC for $10.50 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2 billion.
In partnership with Keysight Technologies and Maury Microwave, Modelithics has successfully benchmarked a significant new measurement capability and is now offering noise parameter testing through 50 GHz. This important measurement has been added to Modelithics’ list of precision measurement services.
Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC4282, an energy monitoring Hot Swap controller with dual MOSFET drive to enable 100A and higher current board designs. The LTC4282 ensures safe board insertion and removal from live 2.9V to 33V backplanes by controlling external N-channel MOSFETs to gently power up capacitors, avoiding sparks, connector damage and system glitches.
POET Technologies Inc. developer of monolithically integrated opto-electronics fabrication processes (the “POET technology”), announced that it has strengthened its unencumbered balance sheet and accelerated its lab-to-fab commercialization initiative in expectation of delivering its first prototypes in calendar 2016.
Anritsu Co. introduces a CPRI RF Measurement option for its BTS Master™ handheld base station analyzer family that can significantly reduce the operational expense (OpEx) associated with troubleshooting interference at base stations. Featuring best-in-class sweep speed and unique test capabilities, the BTS Master-based CPRI RF measurement test set allows field engineers and technicians to conduct accurate RF measurements on Remote Radio Heads (RRHs) while remaining at ground level, eliminating the considerable expense and time associated with calling a tower crew to conduct interference measurements.
Mercury Systems, Inc. announced it received a $2 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for high-performance digital signal processing modules for a manned airborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2016 first quarter and is expected to be shipped by its fiscal 2016 second quarter.