RFIC Channel

Qorvo introduces high performance 802.11ac solutions

Qorvo®, a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications, announced it has expanded its broad portfolio of Wi-Fi products to include new front end modules (FEMs) designed for wireless broadband home gateways and set-top-boxes. Qorvo is an innovator in highly integrated front end modules for Wi-Fi that combine best-in-class performance with up to 3.2 watts of power savings.

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Qualcomm and TDK form joint venture to provide RF front-end solutions for mobile devices

Qualcomm Inc. and TDK Corp. announced an agreement to form a joint venture to enable delivery of RF front-end (RFFE) modules and RF filters into fully integrated systems for mobile devices and fast-growing business segments, such as Internet of Things (IoT), drones, robotics, automotive applications and more, under the name RF360 Holdings Singapore PTE. Ltd.

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ANADIGICS bidding up to $0.66 per share

Follows another round between GaAs Labs and Party A
Two unnamed companies are vying to outbid GaAs Labs and acquire the long-struggling GaAs MMIC supplier. Now at $0.66 per share, the original deal between ANADIGICS and GaAs Labs was struck for $0.35 per share.
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Skyworks expands suite of SkyLiTE Solutions

Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today announced it has expanded its family of SkyLiTE™ front-end solutions powering LTE devices. Originally targeted for mobile platforms in emerging markets, the newest solutions are also being adopted across Internet of Things (IoT) applications that utilize embedded cellular connections such as the connected car and wearables.

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Custom MMIC features over 80 standard products on new website

Custom MMIC, a leading developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), has launched a new website. The site features over 80 products from their catalog and over a dozen recently released high performance, GaAs and GaN low noise amplifiers, distributed amplifiers, power amplifiers,
driver amplifiers, attenuators, mixers, multipliers, phase shifters and switches.

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TowerJazz announces new interoperable process design kit for Keysight ADS

TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, announced that TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Co. (TPSCo), working with Keysight Technologies, has developed an Advanced Design System (ADS) interoperable PDK (process design kit), as well as a calibrated Momentum module deck on TPSCo's advanced 65nm RF CMOS platform to allow mutual customers to improve design efficiency and realize first time to market. 

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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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