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.

Qorvo Ends Fiscal 2018 With Positive Momentum

Strong demand in Wi-Fi, IoT and defense, coupled with improving demand from China's handset manufacturers, grew Qorvo’s Q4 revenue to $665 million, up 3.5 percent compared to last years’s quarter. For the full year, Qorvo reported just under $3 billion in revenue, down 2 percent from fiscal 2017.


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Wolfspeed’s Q3 FY18 revenue grew 16 percent sequentially to $81.9 million, which was 46 percent above the prior year’s quarter. The power RF business acquired from Infineon on 6 March is hurt by the export ban to ZTE; ZTE contributed approximately 20 percent of the revenue in the RF power business in Q3.


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