VIPER RF has entered into a co-marketing agreement with TriQuint, through which VIPER RF will offer design support and specialized RF expertise to help customers develop chips using TriQuint's process technologies and design tools. Specializing in microwave and RFIC design and development, VIPER RF is a UK consultancy and product-based company that addresses a range of markets including defense and security, communications and wireless applications, covering frequencies in the DC to 100 GHz range.

The TriQuint foundry offers a range of process technologies including GaAs FETs (PHEMT and MESFET), InGaP HBT, BiHEMT and GaN, on 3-inch, 100 mm and 150 mm wafers. Its customers include OEMs, fabless semiconductor and wireless start-ups. VIPER RF joins an established network of design resources worldwide that each has the experience and tools to assist TriQuint’s customers in realizing their RF and microwave IC design goals.

“Third party design expertise, such as that provided by VIPER RF, is invaluable to customers with limited design resources, and this type of co-marketing agreement provides tangible benefits to the entire RF ecosystem,” said Mike Peters, Director of Marketing for commercial foundry at TriQuint. “VIPER RF’s experience in GaAs MMIC and RFIC design, as well as its market focus, is a very good match to the application areas we address.”

“TriQuint is one of the world’s leading providers of GaAs and GaN foundry technologies, and it is a great honor for us to have been named as one of their co-marketing design resource companies,” added Jim Mayock, CEO of VIPER RF. “We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship helping customers to use TriQuint’s foundry services profitably.”