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ARTICLES

SemiGen Acquires Larger Fabrication Facility For Operations

SemiGen, Inc. has purchased the former Micrometrics/Metelics fabrication facility in Londonderry, New Hampshire and will relocate operations from Manchester, New Hampshire to this location. The $2.5 million upgrade includes more than 20,000 square feet of lab and cleanroom space and much of the equipment that MicroMetrics/Metelics used for their RF diode business.


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RF Power Semiconductor Market Trends

From Yole Développement

Yole Développement just released a comprehensive report on the RF power device market and here are the highlights from their article. They expect the market to recover in coming years due to increasing demand for telecom base station upgrades and small cell implementations. Overall market revenue could potentially increase 75% by the end of 2022, posting a CAGR of 9.8% from 2016-2022.


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DOCUMENTS AND FILES

Bridging the Gap Between RF Front-End Module Characterization and Production Test With the Semiconductor Test System

With the modern mobile device revolution, semiconductor suppliers are challenged to increase capability, integration, and performance while reducing time to market. Test needs a new approach based on an open, flexible platform at significantly lower cost. NI is bridging this gap by building on the stability and capability of the PXI platform to deliver off-the-shelf modular technology to both the characterization and production engineer.