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Anokiwave's Silicon IC Family for 5G Supports 3GPP Compliance

5G Silicon Quad Core IC: AWMF-0156

Anokiwave announced the first product in a family of second-generation 5G silicon quad core ICs that enable 3GPP-compliant base stations. The 39 GHz AWMF-0156 is part of Anokiwave’s on-going strategy to enable the commercialization of 5G millimeter wave systems with silicon ICs. The AWMF-0156 operates from 37.1 to 40.0 GHz, supports four radiating elements and includes gain and phase controls for analog beam steering. 

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Aviat Networks Selects MaxLinear Transceiver for New Microwave Radio

MaxLinear's MxL11xx CMOS transceiver has been designed in Aviat Networks' new line of WTM 4000 microwave radios. The MxL11xx incorporates full receive, transmit, feedback path and all synthesizer components on a single chip and supports all licensed and unlicensed bands from 5 to 45 GHz, all ETSI channel spacings from 5 to 224 MHz and code rates to 4096-QAM.

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MACOM Faces Second Quarter of Chinese Headwinds

For the first quarter of fiscal 2018, MACOM reported revenue of $130.9 million, which was down 21 percent sequentially and down 14 percent from the prior year’s quarter. MACOM’s CEO John Croteau attributed the decline in revenue to “the geopolitical downturn in China,” the second quarter softness in China has dampened revenue.

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Skyworks Tops $1B in Quarterly Revenue

Reflecting strong demand from cellular phone, Wi-Fi and IoT applications, Skyworks exceeded $1 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time, generating $361 million in cash from operations to end the quarter with $1.7 billion in cash and no debt.

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iPhone, IoT and GaN Lift Qorvo

Buoyed by Apple's iPhone launch and demand for IoT and GaN components, Qorvo's revenue grew modestly in the third quarter of fiscal 2018 to $846 million, up 3 percent sequentially and 2 percent year-over-year. The infrastructure and defense business achieved record revenue of $203 million. While the mobile products unit benefitted from the latest iPhone models, revenue was down 2 percent year-over-year.

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