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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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Skyworks Releases Front-End Module for WLAN and LAA

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.


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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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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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