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.

Outlook Dims for Huawei and US Suppliers

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added 46 additional Huawei affiliates to the “entity list” today, meaning exporting products from the U.S. to any of these organizations and individuals requires an export license — with BIS warning the going-in presumption is that any license application will be denied. BIS also extended the temporary license provision by 90 days, allowing companies and consumers using Huawei equipment to find other options.


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Verizon Plans Dynamic Spectrum Sharing for Sub-6 GHz 5G

During this week’s earnings call, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg talked about Verizon’s sub-6 GHz spectrum plans, saying Verizon will use dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) to host 5G and 4G on the same spectrum, eventually transitioning to 5G. This week, Verizon also announced its mobile, mmWave 5G service is available in parts of Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis and Washington DC.


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Apple’s Q3 Story: It’s Getting Better

Apple reported fiscal Q3 revenue of $53.8 billion — just 1 percent year-over-year growth. All segments grew except for iPhone; its revenue was down 12 percent from last year's quarter. CEO Tim Cook said that was an improvement over the 17 percent year-over-year decline in Q2.


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Huawei Export Ban Hits Wolfspeed

Up to $15M revenue from Huawei was expected in fiscal Q4
Cree updated its financial guidance for the current quarter to reflect the impact of the Huawei export ban, as well as softness in the LED market. Cree said Huawei revenue could have been as high as $15 million this quarter.


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