NI announced the PXIe-4163 high-density source measure unit (SMU), which provides 6x more DC channel density than previous NI PXI SMUs for testing RF, MEMS and mixed-signal and other analog semiconductor components.
Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $451 billion in 2018, an increase of 7.5 percent from $419 billion in 2017, according to Gartner Inc. This represents a near doubling of Gartner's previous estimate of 4 percent growth for 2018.
Peregrine Semiconductor, formed in 1990 and acquired by Murata in 2014, has a new name and logo — pSemi™ — and an expanded charter for semiconductor integration. In addition to its historic focus on RF switches and related components for mobile and infrastructure, pSemi’s product portfolio will encompass power management, connected sensors and optical transceivers.
Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., announces radio frequency front-end (RFFE) design wins with a host of leading original equipment manufacturers (OEM), including Google, HTC, LG, Samsung and Sony Mobile.
Marki Microwave has expanded the firm's line of passive GaAs MMIC equalizers to cover all applications from L- to Ka-Band. Optimized for excellent return loss over the entire band, the MEQ series equalizers provide consistent unit-to-unit performance in a small low-cost form factor.
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.