Gary Lerude, MWJ Technical Editor
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Gary Lerude

Gary Lerude is the Technical Editor of Microwave Journal. Previously, he spent his career as a “midwife” aiding the growth of the compound semiconductor industry, from device to application, from defense to commercial. He spent 19 years at Texas Instruments, 11 years at MACOM and six years with TriQuint. Gary holds a bachelor’s in EE, a master’s in systems engineering and an engineers degree (ABD) in EE.

Broadcom Gets RF Supply Agreements With Apple

Broadcom has negotiated two multi-year agreements to supply wireless components to Apple, complementing a similar agreement announced last June. Broadcom said the three agreements could generate revenue of some $15 billion over their three-and-a-half year lifetime.


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Broadcom’s Wireless Business for Sale?

During Broadcom's Q4 earnings call last week, CEO Hock Tan classified the wireless segment as a financial asset, implying the business could be sold. The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Broadcom is, indeed, seeking a buyer.


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Fear of Huawei Creating an International Digital Divide

U.S. fears that Huawei is an existential threat to the security of western democracies have precipitated a series of events building a digital divide, a divide separating the communications networks using Huawei equipment from those where it is shunned. A long-term resolution will require a broad cybersecurity agreement between the U.S. and China, one based on trust and verification.


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MACOM Updates GaN Strategy

During MACOM’s earnings call yesterday, CEO Steve Daly reiterated MACOM’s commitment to GaN on Si technology, particularly for high volume, price sensitive, massive MIMO power amplifiers. He also said MACOM will design products with GaN on SiC, for higher power, higher frequency, military and satellite applications.


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Field Measurements Confirm 5G Is Working

Signals Research Group, a consulting firm focused on the wireless industry, has been in the field testing the actual performance of 5G, measuring networks in Korea, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S., operating at 3.5 and 28 GHz. The company released a report of its findings this week, confirming that 5G is working.


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