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Cadence to Acquire AWR from NI for $160M

Cadence and NI also announce alliance to create integrated design to test flow

Cadence Design Systems will acquire AWR Corporation from National Instruments, paying $160 million in cash for the electronic design software firm, including 110 AWR employees.

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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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Bridging the Gap Between RF Front-End Module Characterization and Production Test With the Semiconductor Test System

With the modern mobile device revolution, semiconductor suppliers are challenged to increase capability, integration, and performance while reducing time to market. Test needs a new approach based on an open, flexible platform at significantly lower cost. NI is bridging this gap by building on the stability and capability of the PXI platform to deliver off-the-shelf modular technology to both the characterization and production engineer.
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