With all of the semiconductor industry consolidation, there are many RF and microwave parts being discontinued or obsoleted after a rationalization of the merged companies is complete. This posting covers how some other MMIC companies are filling in the gap in supply.
MILCOM hosted global military communications professionals involved in command, control, communications, computing, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) applications taking place in Baltimore this year. In the exhibition, we visited the RF and microwave companies participating and saw the following products and demos in their booths.
The oven is going under a revolutionary change in the next few years, as RF energy enters the cooking market in the form of new microwave ovens. As the technology is perfected over the next year or two, microwave ovens will be replaced with multiple source solid-state RF ovens which in turn could be introduced into the traditional gas/electric heated ovens most widely used today. It just so happens that this is the 50th anniversary of the first commercial countertop microwave oven sold in 1967--so a good time to celebrate a new innovation, as not much has change with the microwave oven over the last 50 years.
The EDI CON USA 2017 keynote speakers addressed the latest engineering trends and challenges in our industry from “in the trenches” stories of design challenges, successes and failures from “Bet Your Job” to “5G in 5 Years” look into the future to a behind the scenes look at T&M. Below are full videos of these featured talks delivered on Sept 12 in Boston.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES had a bunch of announcements last week coinciding with their company meeting. From an RF perspective, they announced the availability of the first RF SOI foundry solution manufactured on 300 mm wafers. According to the release, GF’s new 8SW technology offers a low cost, low power, highly flexible solution with high performance switching, low-noise amplifiers and logic processing capabilities.