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Apple Captures Q4 Smartphone Market

Apple generated 3x more revenue than Samsung, 7x more than Huawei

Market research firm Strategy Analytics estimates that Apple captured 51 percent of the smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2017 — more than the rest of the industry combined.


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Aviat Networks Selects MaxLinear Transceiver for New Microwave Radio

MaxLinear's MxL11xx CMOS transceiver has been designed in Aviat Networks' new line of WTM 4000 microwave radios. The MxL11xx incorporates full receive, transmit, feedback path and all synthesizer components on a single chip and supports all licensed and unlicensed bands from 5 to 45 GHz, all ETSI channel spacings from 5 to 224 MHz and code rates to 4096-QAM.


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MACOM Faces Second Quarter of Chinese Headwinds

For the first quarter of fiscal 2018, MACOM reported revenue of $130.9 million, which was down 21 percent sequentially and down 14 percent from the prior year’s quarter. MACOM’s CEO John Croteau attributed the decline in revenue to “the geopolitical downturn in China,” the second quarter softness in China has dampened revenue.


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MACOM Announces STMicroelectronics as GaN on Si Manufacturing Partner

MACOM and STMicroelectronics (ST) are teamed to commercialize MACOM’s RF GaN on Si technology, with ST becoming a second source and adding capacity to MACOM’s GaN fab in Lowell, Massachusetts. A formal agreement between the two companies gives MACOM exclusive rights to use its technology for mobile phone, wireless base station and commercial telecommunications infrastructure applications and ST a license to use the technology for RF power applications, such as solid-state cooking, automotive spark plugs and industrial lighting.


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Skyworks Tops $1B in Quarterly Revenue

Reflecting strong demand from cellular phone, Wi-Fi and IoT applications, Skyworks exceeded $1 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time, generating $361 million in cash from operations to end the quarter with $1.7 billion in cash and no debt.


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iPhone, IoT and GaN Lift Qorvo

Buoyed by Apple's iPhone launch and demand for IoT and GaN components, Qorvo's revenue grew modestly in the third quarter of fiscal 2018 to $846 million, up 3 percent sequentially and 2 percent year-over-year. The infrastructure and defense business achieved record revenue of $203 million. While the mobile products unit benefitted from the latest iPhone models, revenue was down 2 percent year-over-year.


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