Gary Lerude, MWJ Technical Editor
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Gary Lerude

Gary Lerude is the Technical Editor of Microwave Journal. Previously, he spent his career as a “midwife” aiding the growth of the compound semiconductor industry, from device to application, from defense to commercial. He spent 19 years at Texas Instruments, 11 years at MACOM and six years with TriQuint. Gary holds a bachelor’s in EE, a master’s in systems engineering and an engineers degree (ABD) in EE.

Verizon Bullish About mmWave FWA

Announces LA as second of initial 3 to 5 cities

In separate events this week, Verizon remained bullish about the millimeter wave spectrum for fixed wireless access services and announced Los Angeles as one of the initial cities where it will be deployed this year.


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Skyworks Reports Solid Q2, Also Hurt By ZTE Ban

For the fiscal second quarter, Skyworks reported that revenue grew 7 percent year-pver-year (Y/Y) to $913 million, non-GAAP gross margin increased 30 basis points (Y/Y) to 50.7 percent and earnings per share (EPS) grew 13 percent Y/Y to $1.64. The company also disclosed the ban on exporting products to ZTE represents a $25 million to $30 million reduction in annual revenue, mostly from mobile phone products.


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Qorvo Ends Fiscal 2018 With Positive Momentum

Strong demand in Wi-Fi, IoT and defense, coupled with improving demand from China's handset manufacturers, grew Qorvo’s Q4 revenue to $665 million, up 3.5 percent compared to last years’s quarter. For the full year, Qorvo reported just under $3 billion in revenue, down 2 percent from fiscal 2017.


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Wolfspeed Posts 46% Y/Y Growth, Hurt By ZTE Ban

Wolfspeed’s Q3 FY18 revenue grew 16 percent sequentially to $81.9 million, which was 46 percent above the prior year’s quarter. The power RF business acquired from Infineon on 6 March is hurt by the export ban to ZTE; ZTE contributed approximately 20 percent of the revenue in the RF power business in Q3.


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