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Soitec, a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, announced it has more than doubled production of bonded silicon-on-sapphire (BSOS) substrates to meet increased demand from its strategic partner, Peregrine Semiconductor Corp.
Elektrobit (EB) announced the successful implementation of the MIMO Over-The-Air (OTA) test system at NEC CASIO Mobile Communications, Japan’s premier technology company, based on EB Propsim F8 radio channel emulators and an anechoic chamber.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for TriQuint Semiconductor’s T1G4003532-FL, DC to 3.5 GHz GaN transistor offering up to 37W P3dB. Gain at P3dB is >13dB requiring half the power from a driver stage compared to some competitors.
Cree Inc. introduces a range of new 50V GaN HEMT devices enabling a significant reduction in the energy needed to power cellular networks. The world’s cellular network is estimated to consume more than 100TWh of electricity per year (approximate value of $12 Billion US Dollars) and 50-80 percent of the networks’ power is consumed by the systems’ power amplifiers and feed infrastructure.
Microsemi introduces world's first SiGe-based, monolithic RF FE device designed for 5G WiFi platforms
Microsemi Corp., a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, delivered the world's first monolithic silicon germanium (SiGe) RF front-end (FE) device for the 5th generation of Wi-Fi devices based on IEEE 802.11ac standard. Benefitting from its industry-leading integration levels and utilizing high-performance SiGe process technology, the new LX5586 RF FE provides significant performance and cost advantages over existing technologies.
Analog Devices Inc. (ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications and leading provider of RF ICs (radio frequency integrated circuits), announced the release of a PLL synthesizer that offers leading phase noise performance. An upgrade to the widely used 4-GHz ADF4153 fractional-N PLL, the new, pin- and software-compatible ADF4153A PLL synthesizer facilitates improved integrated phase noise in a variety of applications including communications infrastructure, pulse-Doppler and FMCW (frequency-modulated continuous-wave) radar applications, test and instrumentation equipment, microwave point-to-point systems, PMR (professional mobile radio), VSATs (very small aperture terminals) and aerospace systems.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for two new connector series from Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (Carlisle IT). The new series are extensions of Carlisle IT's push-on connector family.
RFMD to accelerate growth in entry-level smartphone segment through acquisition of Amalfi Semiconductor
RF Micro Devices Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Amalfi Semiconductor (Amalfi), a leading fabless semiconductor company specializing in cost effective, high performance RF and mixed-signal ICs for the rapidly growing entry-level smartphone market.
KRYTAR Inc., a leader in the design and production of ultra-broadband microwave components and test equipment announces the expansion of its line of directional couplers with the addition of a new model offering high performance over the ultra-broadband frequency range of 1.0 to 65.0 GHz, in a single, compact and lightweight package.
In the recent IMS/VoLTE Competitive Assessment, ABI Research rates Ericsson as the overall leader with respect to innovation and implementation. Ericsson’s large cache of IMS and VoLTE patents, industry leadership in interoperability testing, and market share firmly places them in the top position. Closely at their heels are Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Siemens Networks, both of whom have strong portfolios, and in some aspects are superior. Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Siemens Networks hold dominant positions at the most demanding, leading wave LTE IMS deployments, and Nokia Siemens Networks is ahead with virtualization technology. Additionally, the Huawei and ZTE unique propositions are noteworthy.