Communications Infrastructure segment revenue down slightly Q/Q
January 30, 2018
IDT reported revenue of $217 million for the fiscal third quarter of 2018, a sequential growth of 6.2 percent and 23 percent above the prior year's quarter. Revenue in the communications infrastructure market was down slightly from the prior quarter, reflecting softness in Asia.
Shipments of fronthaul optical transceiver (OTRX) modules declined in 2016, mirroring the trend in remote radio unit (RRU) shipments, and will bottom in 2019, awaiting the growth of 4.5G, 4.9G and 5G to pull the industry into its next growth cycle, according to market analyst Earl Lum.
Wolfspeed grew revenue 30 percent year-over-year during the second quarter of fiscal 2018, to $70.6 million, which reflected strong demand for SiC devices for electric vehicles. The better-than-expected revenue was limited by production capacity, as the capital investment to double Wolfspeed’s capacity won’t be fully online until the end of calendar 2018.
Mitsubishi Electric US Inc. will present a hands-on mini lab showcasing its high-efficiency, wideband GaN Doherty amplifier at Radio Wireless Week 2018 (RWW2018), held January 15–16 in Garden Grove, California.
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.
Micro Harmonics announced the availability of E- and W-Band isolators with low insertion loss and superior isolation. Using a diamond substrate to channel heat to the waveguide block, power handling exceeds the current state-of-the-art.