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.

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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Apple Achieves Record Financial Performance

Reflecting the launch of the iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus, Apple reported record financial performance for the company's December quarter. Revenue was $88.3 billion, 13 percent above the prior year's quarter and a 68 percent jump from the prior quarter. On a per week basis, iPhone shipments were 6 percent above last year's quarter.


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IDT Posts Revenue, Margin Growth

Communications Infrastructure segment revenue down slightly Q/Q

IDT reported revenue of $217 million for the fiscal third quarter of 2018, a sequential growth of 6.2 percent and 23 percent above the prior year's quarter. Revenue in the communications infrastructure market was down slightly from the prior quarter, reflecting softness in Asia.


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Wolfspeed Posts Strong Growth, Scrambles to Add Capacity

Wolfspeed grew revenue 30 percent year-over-year during the second quarter of fiscal 2018, to $70.6 million, which reflected strong demand for SiC devices for electric vehicles. The better-than-expected revenue was limited by production capacity, as the capital investment to double Wolfspeed’s capacity won’t be fully online until the end of calendar 2018.


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AT&T Plans Mobile 5G Launch This Year

AT&T plans to introduce mobile 5G service in a dozen markets by late this year (2018), saying it expects to be the first U.S. operator to do so. In a release, the company updated its other efforts to improve connectivity through fixed wireless access and IoT services.


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From LTE to LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G

Book review and conversation with coauthors Moe Rahnema and Marcin Dryjanski

With all the conversation about 5G, you'd think LTE is on its deathbed. Not so. My recent conversation with the coauthors of “From LTE to LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G” explains the continuing evolution of LTE and how 4G will hold its own with 5G.


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