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Peregrine Semiconductor Acquires Arctic Sand Technologies

Support's Murata’s power electronics strategy

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., a subsidiary of Murata, is acquiring Arctic Sand Technologies, an MIT spin-off that designs and manufactures low power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications. The deal reflects Murata's strategy to grow its power electronics business by developing small and efficient power solutions.

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4G and 5G are changing the RF front-end industry landscape: what are the next steps?

 “The RF front end modules and components market for cellphones is highly dynamic”, asserts Claire Troadec, Activity Leader, RF Devices & Technologies at Yole Développement (Yole). And she adds:” From being worth US$10.1billion last year, it is expected to reach U$22.7 billion in 2022.” Such high growth is definitely something that players in other semiconductor markets would envy: a market that will more than double in six years! However, the growth is not evenly distributed… 

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