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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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Skyworks announces termination of merger agreement with PMC-Sierra

Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today announced that it decided not to modify its amended and restated merger agreement with PMC-Sierra Inc., entered into on October 29, 2015. Today PMC terminated the amended and restated merger agreement and, as a result, Skyworks is entitled to an $88.5 million termination fee from PMC.


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