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.

Demand for SiC and GaN Propels Wolfspeed’s Growth

Reflecting strong demand for SiC and GaN, Wolfspeed’s fourth fiscal quarter (Q4) revenue grew 34 percent sequentially and 81 percent year-over-year (Y/Y) to $110 million. For the full fiscal year, Wolfspeed’s revenue was $329 million, 49 percent above the revenue achieved in fiscal 2017.


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What’s the Secret to Leading Engineers?

A good read: “Help! What’s the Secret to Leading Engineers?” by engineer turned management consultant Trevor Manning. This short, readable book presents seven insights about leadership, providing a foundation for the new manager and insight for the most experienced executive.


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Keysight Reports Record Revenue, Positive Outlook

For the second fiscal quarter, Keysight achieved record revenue of $990 million, a jump of 31 percent above the prior year’s quarter. All business segments grew at double-digit rates except for Ixia, weighed down by integration tasks stemming from Keysight's acquisition a year ago.


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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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