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MACOM and Infineon Settle GaN on Si Lawsuit

MACOM and Infineon have settled their legal fight over ownership of GaN on Si intellectual property (IP). In an unexpected conclusion, MACOM now owns the IP and has licensed it back to Infineon — although Infineon can't sell production quantities of RF GaN on Si base station products until 2021.


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Skyworks Reports Another Record Quarter, Sees Near-Term Softness in Mobile

Skyworks reported record fiscal fourth quarter (Q4) and full year results — the ninth consecutive year of revenue and earnings growth. The positive results were dampened by declining iPhone shipments and mobile phone softness in China. Skyworks CEO tried to alleviate any near-term concerns by discussing technology development to position Skyworks to be a leader in 5G.


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AFRL Awards Contract to Develop GaN Modeling Capability

Qorvo tapped to lead team including Modelithics, the University of Padua, NI AWR, HRL and the University of Colorado-Boulder

Qorvo will lead a team tasked to develop a physics-based, unified GaN modeling framework to accelerate the design of GaN devices. In addition to Qorvo, the four-year AFRL contract taps the capabilities of Modelithics, the University of Padua, NI AWR, HRL and the University of Colorado-Boulder.


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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.