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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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ANADIGICS Wi-Fi infrastructure solutions selected by Buffalo for new 802.11ac router

ANADIGICS Inc., a world leader in radio frequency (RF) solutions, announced that the company is shipping production volumes of its AND0281 and AND0581S Wi-Fi infrastructure front-end integrated circuits (FEICs) to Buffalo for the new WXR-1750DHP router. This high-performance 802.11ac router features three antennas with simultaneous dual-band capabilities and four gigabit wired Ethernet ports.


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Skyworks expands filter operations in Japan

 Skyworks Solutions, Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, announced that it is expanding production capacity in Japan to meet the growing demand for its filter technology. Skyworks is facilitizing a two-story, 405,000 square foot facility in Osaka that will house the design, development and manufacture of filter devices to complement its industry leading front-end solutions and world-class assembly, test and packaging capabilities.  


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Cree announces mixed Q4 and FY15 results

Creeannounced mixed fiscal fourth quarter and year-end financial results on August 11. For Q4, company revenue was $382 million, down 6.7 percent from the prior quarter and down 12 percent from the year-ago quarter. For the full year (FY2015), Cree revenue was $1.63 billion, down 0.9 percent from FY2014.  For fiscal year 2015, Power and RF Products revenue was $123.9 million, a 15 percent increase over fiscal 2014. CFO Michael McDevitt said the gain was "driven by growth in our power products."


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