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Custom MMIC's GaAs MMIC frequency multipliers span 8 to 40 GHz

Custom MMIC, a leading developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), has expanded its standard product portfolio with three new frequency multipliers/doublers. The multiplier family now covers output frequencies from 8 to 40 GHz, with both passive and active architectures. The active multipliers offer high output power for driving mixers directly, while their passive counterparts offer low phase noise with a lower output power.


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GigOptix announces availability of single and quad channel limiting 28 Gbps DML drivers

GigOptix Inc., a lead designer, developer, and global supplier of a broad range of analog, digital, and mixed signal components to enable high-speed information streaming over the telecom networks, datacom infrastructure, and consumer electronics links, today announced its new, highly integrated, low power dissipation, with a small form factor single and quad channel Limiting 28 Gbps Direct Modulated Laser (DML) driver chipset for 25 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet datacenter and cloud computing applications.


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NXP's RF Power divestment to be completed in Q4, 2015

In May, NXP announced an agreement that will facilitate the sale of its RF Power business. As part of our commitment to maintain an open dialogue with our customers, we are very pleased to report that we expect the announced divestment of the RF Power Business to be completed in Q4 of this year, subject to approval of regulatory authorities.


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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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