News that caught my attention last week and worth passing along, in case you missed it:
Peregrine Semiconductor is now a Murata company. The Peregrine brand will continue.
Custom MMIC releases a GaN LNA with 1.25 dB NF across 5 to 9 GHz. The device will withstand 5 W input power, possibly eliminating the need for a limiter.
Hittite Microwave's products are now available through Analog Devices' distributors.
The U.S. Department of Defense renewed TriQuint's certification as a "trusted source" for foundry services through 2016.
Modelithics releases a nonlinear model update for TriQuint's GaN, with 29 devices in the v1.5.0 library.
MACOM introduces 200 W SP3T and SP4T PIN diode switches covering 50 MHz to 1 GHz.
T-Mobile and Sprint are pressuring AT&T and Verizon, as the companies compete for mobile subscribers during the holiday buying season. Report by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
The first deployment of Ericsson's Radio Dot indoor small cell, by Vodafone at Radboud University in the Netherlands. It's a very compact unit.
Ericsson Consumer Labs projects the top 10 consumer trends over the next 5 to 10 years.
AT&T launches GigaPower service to some in Research Triangle and Winston Salem, N.C., claiming speeds up to 1 Gbps.
FiOS tops the Netflix download speed rankings for the U.S. in November. Where does your ISP rank?
WSJ reports that Qualcomm will trim staff by 600 (2%) as growth slows and the company faces hurdles in China.
Coming to your smartphone: your driver's license? At least Iowa is exploring the idea.
Anything else catch your eye?