Start-up SAW filter designer Resonant has signed another licensing agreement with an existing "tier one" customer, this design an integrated module that combines a duplexer and quadplexer. These two designs bring the total number with this customer to seven.
The new R&S RTO-K44 option from Rohde & Schwarz offers powerful triggering and decoding functionality for debugging designs with MIPI M-PHY based protocols. Defined as a physical layer, M-PHY serves as the basis for a number of protocol standards that have been optimized for rapid data transmission in mobile devices.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, announced that for $76.5 million, it has acquired the remaining 34 percent interest it did not already own in the filter joint venture it created with Panasonic in 2014.
Optimal+™, the leader in big data solutions for manufacturing operations in the semiconductor and electronics industries, announced the availability of Release 6.5. This latest release includes an extension of the company’s Global Ops solution to serve the needs of electronics manufacturing operations.
SAW filter designer Resonant expanded their licensing agreement with an unnamed, "tier one" customer to add three SAW filter designs. The new agreement covers the development and licensing of Resonant’s first integrated module design that incorporates three complex duplexers. The design will be manufactured using wafer level packaging.
Akoustis Technologies, a pre-revenue start-up pursuing single crystal bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filters for mobile devices, reported that the company has fabricated a single crystal BAW filter for the 2.7 GHz band and said this is the world's first single crystal BAW filter. Akoustis claims their single crystal piezoelectric material will provide better performance than current BAW filters.