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Peregrine Semiconductor Opens Mobile Development Center in Austin

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. announced a new development center in Austin, staffed with 13 experienced RFIC developers, to accelerate the development of UltraCMOS® products for mobile applications. The Austin team is led by 25-year industry veteran, David Bockelman, formerly with Broadcom/Avago and Javelin Semiconductor. Peregrine is recruiting additional team members.

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Richardson RFPD Introduces Latest Fractus SMT Multiband Antenna for Mobile and Wireless Devices

Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for the latest mXTEND™ SMT multiband antenna from Fractus, S.A. The Fractus mXTEND antenna boosters leverage Fractus’ Virtual Antenna™ technology to reduce design cycle times by replacing time-consuming, high-NRE custom antenna solutions with miniature, standard, off-the-shelf components.

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Nokia Launches 4.9G Technology and AirScale Active Antennas

Nokia will introduce its 4.9G technologies by the end of 2017, allowing operators to dramatically enhance their network performance and manage the significantly higher infrastructure demands on the path to 5G. A 4.9G massive MIMO Adaptive Antenna will also increase cell capacity by up to five times, while a new 4.5G Pro AirScale Micro Remote Radio Head (RRH) will allow operators to take advantage of unlicensed spectrum to enable Gigabit speeds.

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