RFIC Channel

GigOptix announces global customer operations organization

 GigOptix, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor communications components for use in Cloud connectivity, data centers, and high-speed optical and wireless networks, today announced the inception of the Global Customer Operations Organization (GCO), under the leadership of Dr. Raluca Dinu, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. This change in organization structure is aimed at establishing complete alignment of the company’s operations with the customers’ requirements, by integrating into one organization the driving of a strategic roadmap, tactical and product marketing, engineering applications, and global sales. 


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Intel's Bill Holt to receive semiconductor industry's highest honor

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, announced William M. Holt, executive vice president and general manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group (TMG) at Intel, has been named the 2015 recipient of SIA’s highest honor, the Robert N. Noyce Award. SIA presents the Noyce Award annually in recognition of a leader who has made outstanding contributions to the U.S. semiconductor industry in technology or public policy. Holt will accept the award at SIA’s Annual Award Dinner on Thursday, Dec. 3. 


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Qorvo set to double GaN capacity

MWJ talks one-on-one with James Klein, Qorvo's president of infrastructure and defense products

Qorvo Inc., a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications, announced it has successfully scaled its proprietary QGaN25 gallium nitride (GaN) on silicon carbide (SiC) process to produce monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) on six-inch wafers. The transition from 4-inch to 6-inch wafers is expected to approximately double Qorvo's GaN on SiC manufacturing capacity and favorably impact manufacturing costs – significantly accelerating the affordable manufacture of RF devices.


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