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Rogers Corp. announced the appointment of Jeffrey Grudzien as Vice President of its Advanced Circuit Materials Division, replacing Michael Bessette, who is retiring after 37 years with the company.
To meet growing demand for cost-effective RF power solutions capable of supporting skyrocketing data rates, multiple wireless standards and increasing network complexity, Freescale Semiconductor introduces the first two products from its advanced Airfast RF power portfolio. The offerings are engineered to deliver industry-leading power density, signal bandwidth, linear efficiency and gain in cost-effective, small form-factor configurations.
RF Micro Devices Inc. announced it has been selected to support multiple next-generation devices for a leading manufacturer of 3G/4G smartphones. The next-generation devices include a highly anticipated LTE smartphone that will feature multiple variants of RFMD's family of ultra-high efficiency WCDMA and 4G LTE power amplifiers.
Skyworks Solutions Inc. introduced several new 3G and 4G high-efficiency front-end solutions, collectively known as SkyHi™, for smartphones, tablets and wireless data modules. Skyworks’ SkyHi™ solutions deliver industry-leading power-added efficiency performance for today’s data intensive mobile platforms, extending battery life, reducing the radio footprint, and simplifying calibration for manufacturers.
ANADIGICS Inc. announced that the company is shipping production volumes of its ALT6705, AWT6621 and AWT6624 fourth generation High-Efficiency-at-Low-Power (HELP4™) power amplifiers (PA) and AWC6323 dual-band third generation High-Efficiency-at-Lower-Power (HELP3E™) PAs to Samsung Electronics for Samsung Galaxy Note. The AWT6621 powers the Galaxy Note I9228 (TD-SCDMA) and the AWC6323 powers the Galaxy Note I889 (CDMA), both available in the China market. The ALT6705, AWT6621 and AWT6624 power the Galaxy Note SHV-E160L available in Korea.
The M2M market is largely characterized by cellular module shipments and connections. China’s cellular connection revenue, which constitutes more than one-third of the Asia-Pacific’s (APAC) M2M market, is expected to grow from $642 million in 2011 to $2.76 billion in 2016.
Rogers Corp. will be highlighting two of its leading printed-circuit-board (PCB) laminate materials for commercial and military satellite-communications (SATCOM) electronic applications at the upcoming Satellite 2012 Exhibition.
RF Micro Devices Inc. announced it continues to achieve performance milestones related to the advancement of RF power management. RF Micro Devices is developing average power tracking (APT) and envelope tracking (ET) based solutions that leverage RFMD's leadership in power amplifiers, RF power management and compound semiconductors to deliver breakthrough capabilities.
Nujira Ltd. has released the results of an operator-focused study carried out by RTT and Caru Ventures on behalf of Nujira to understand the network performance challenges faced by operators. Crucially the study found that LTE network performance is currently limited by handset transmit performance - reducing network coverage by as much as 32 percent, requiring operators to install 45 percent more base station sites.
Javelin Semiconductor announced the JAV5505 Band V and JAV5508 Band VIII 3G CMOS power amplifiers that deliver the industry’s highest power efficiency at all output power levels.