RFIC Channel

Skyworks expands suite of SkyLiTE Solutions

Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today announced it has expanded its family of SkyLiTE™ front-end solutions powering LTE devices. Originally targeted for mobile platforms in emerging markets, the newest solutions are also being adopted across Internet of Things (IoT) applications that utilize embedded cellular connections such as the connected car and wearables.


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Custom MMIC features over 80 standard products on new website

Custom MMIC, a leading developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), has launched a new website. The site features over 80 products from their catalog and over a dozen recently released high performance, GaAs and GaN low noise amplifiers, distributed amplifiers, power amplifiers,
driver amplifiers, attenuators, mixers, multipliers, phase shifters and switches.

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TowerJazz announces new interoperable process design kit for Keysight ADS

TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, announced that TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Co. (TPSCo), working with Keysight Technologies, has developed an Advanced Design System (ADS) interoperable PDK (process design kit), as well as a calibrated Momentum module deck on TPSCo's advanced 65nm RF CMOS platform to allow mutual customers to improve design efficiency and realize first time to market. 


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Mitsubishi Electric to expand lineup of 3.5 GHz GaN HEMTs for 4G BTS

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. announced that it would expand its lineup of gallium nitride high electron mobility transistors (GaN-HEMTs) for use in base transceiver stations (BTS) operating in the 3.5 GHz Band of fourth generation (4G) mobile communication systems. The four new GaN-HEMTs offer output power and efficiency levels that are among the highest currently available according to company research as of December 22. Samples will be released starting February 1.


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MACOM successfully completes acquisition of FiBest

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc. (MACOM), a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, announced that it has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of FiBest Ltd. (FiBest), a Japan-based merchant market component supplier of optical sub assemblies, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $60 million.


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NXP and JAC Capital receive CFIUS clearance

NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced that the company has received clearance on the proposed transaction of the sale of its RF Power business to Jianguang Asset Manangement Co. Ltd. (“JAC Capital”) from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The divesture of the RF Power business is a condition for NXP’s merger with Freescale Semiconductor.


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