Technical Editor, Gary Lerude, hosts a GaN market discussion with James Klein, president of Qorvo's infrastructure and defense products and Eric Higham, director of advanced semiconductor applications at Strategy Analytics.
PCTEST Engineering Laboratory Inc., an accredited testing laboratory for wireless testing and certification, has expanded its over-the-air (OTA) conformance testing capabilities with the purchase of a CTIA-compliant R&S TS8991 Wireless Performance Test Chamber (WPTC) from Rohde & Schwarz.
The CommScope facility in Brno, Czech Republic will produce base station antennas for wireless operators across Europe, significantly reducing lead times before delivery. The quicker deliveries will help Europe’s network operators meet aggressive LTE deployment schedules as they race to deliver enhanced service to subscribers. LTE uses new frequency bands and technologies that must be supported in network infrastructure such as base station antennas.
Through a collaborative effort, TowerJazz and its majority owned subsidiary, TPSCo, have developed a new 300 mm RF SOI process that can reduce losses in an RF switch by as much as 30 percent relative to current technology, improving battery life and boosting data rates.
ABI Research just released numbers for the RF power market from 2014 showing that RF Power Semiconductors for Wireless Infrastructure “blew off the charts in 2014”. China and the Asia-Pacific region in general continued to be the main drivers for the RF Power Semiconductor devices that were sold into the mobile wireless infrastructure segment.
Building on the market success of its high performance RF MEMS antenna tuners, Cavendish Kinetics announced that it has completed its final funding round with a strategic raise of $36 million, to accelerate the development of its next generation RF components.