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MACOM announces chipset solution for QSFP28 modules for datacenter applications

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc., a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeter wave and photonic semiconductor products, today announced the availability of its complete chipset for CWDM and PSM4 applications in the datacenter. The chipset includes the complete lineup of electronic and optical Integrated Circuits (ICs) to achieve the lowest power consumption in a QSFP28 form factor.


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WIN Semiconductors adds NP45 GaN-on-SiC power process to GaN portfolio

WIN Semiconductors Corp., the world’s largest pure-play compound semiconductor foundry,announced the expansion of its GaN technology portfolio with addition of the NP45 gallium nitride on silicon carbide process. NP45 is a 0.45μm-gate MMIC technology enabling users to design fully integrated amplifier products as well as custom discrete transistors, and has been optimized for use in 4G macro-cell base station power amplifiers operating at 2.7 GHz and above where bandwidth and linearity performance are key differentiators.


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Skyworks and PMC-Sierra announce amended and restated merger agreement

Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, and PMC-Sierra Inc., a semiconductor and software solutions leader in storage, optical and mobile networks, announced that they have entered into an amended and restated merger agreement under which Skyworks has agreed to acquire PMC for $11.60 in cash per share of PMC common stock, an increase from its previous agreement to acquire PMC for $10.50 in cash per share of PMC common stock.


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Richardson RFPD introduces new 13 to18 GHz, 2W GaN driver amplifier from Qorvo

Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new 2W GaN driver amplifier from Qorvo. The TGA2958-SM is a packaged Ku-Band amplifier fabricated on Qorvo’s 0.15um GaN on SiC production process (QGaN15). Operating over a 13 to 18 GHz bandwidth, the TGA2598-SM delivers 2W of saturated output power with 20 dB large signal gain and > 25 percent power added efficiency. 


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Zentech adds Nordson DAGE Automated X-Ray Inspection (AXI) capabilities

Zentech Manufacturing is pleased to announce the addition of the Nordson DAGE xi3400 AXI system. This new Nordson DAGE AXI system offers complete inspection of solder joints and other critical hidden features found in electronic assemblies, PCBs and packaged semiconductors. Ideal for both in-line or off-line operation, the Xi3400’s innovative algorithms enable fast and reliable automated inspection and real-time monitoring of critical process information.


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MACOM extends industry leading diode position with family of HMIC PIN diode switches

MACOM Technology Solutions Inc., a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, today announced the SPDT MASW-002103-1363, SP3T MASW-003103-1364, and the SP4T MASW-004103-1365, a family of HMIC™ (Heterolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit) silicon PIN diode switches in conjunction with the MABT-011000-1423, a fully monolithic broadband surface mount bias network.


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