New 20W TGA2572 Ku-band Device Delivers 30% PAE and Is Ideal for Defense Applications

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA & HILLSBORO, OREGON (USA) - November 1, 2010 - TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT), a leading RF products manufacturer and foundry services provider, has released a new state-of-the-art gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifier with high power and efficiency for defense and commercial communications. The new device and TriQuint's other GaN, GaAs, SAW and BAW products are being exhibited at the annual Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), San Jose, CA (USA), October 31-November 3.

The TGA2572 delivers 20W for Ku-band (14-16 GHz) defense and commercial communications systems. The new device is fabricated using TriQuint's production-released GaN on SiC process; it typically offers 30% PAE and 24dBm of small signal gain. Offered in die and packaged forms, TGA2572 samples will be available in early 2011. Contact product marketing for details.

"TriQuint's gallium nitride portfolio offers the performance and reliability that defense and aerospace customers demand," remarked Grant Wilcox, TriQuint Marketing Manager. "Our new TGA2572 delivers high gain as well as excellent power added efficiency. As a leader in both GaN and GaAs technologies, you can rely on TriQuint to provide the design assistance, service and product leadership demanded for high-reliability mission effectiveness."

TriQuint's expertise in gallium nitride (GaN), gallium arsenide / high-voltage GaAs pHEMT, surface acoustic and bulk acoustic wave (SAW / BAW), low-cost packaged devices and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) has made us a leading supplier of RF system components to Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and other major defense contractors. TriQuint supplies RF innovation for consumer retail products including mobile devices, wireless LAN, triple-play CATV systems, optical and wireless infrastructure applications.

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