During the recent earnings call, MACOM’s new CEO, Steve Daly, outlined the path to restore profitability. It appears the direction is the same, at a lower run rate while accelerating the development of "compelling" products.
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.
For smartphones and tablets, Skyworks Solutions has introduced an integrated front-end module for the 5 GHz Wi-Fi and licensed assisted access (LAA) protocols. The SKY855774-11 integrates a PA with a coupler at the output, an LNA that can be bypassed and a SPDT transmit/receive switch.
Transphorm announced that the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) has exercised a three-year $15.9 million option to establish the company as a dedicated U.S. production source of GaN epiwafers for RF/mmWave and power electronics used in DoD and commercial applications.
Custom MMIC commemorated its recent office and lab expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony, with U.S. Congresswoman Lori Trahan cutting the ribbon and congratulating company employees on the success of the 13-year-old firm.
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.
Custom MMIC has awarded scholarships to three more young women, the second year of the company’s Women in Engineering Scholarship program. The scholarships recognize young women who “personify academic excellence in the fields of math, science and engineering” and plan to pursue degrees in those fields.
Adding to its 5G portfolio, Skyworks has introduced an antenna aperture tuning switch, the SKY5™−9269-702LF, a SP4T switch covering 600 MHz to 6 GHz designed for LTE Advanced Pro and 5G mobile platforms.
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.