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RFMD Introduces First 1.2 GHz Power Doubler Amplifier For New DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Specification

RFMD of Greensboro, North Carolina USA unveiled its first power doubler amplifier in a multi-chip module to support the new data over cable service interface specification (DOCSIS) 3.1. RFMD claims its new gallium nitride- (GaN-) based RFCM3316 allows cable operators and multiple-system operators (MSOs) to easily upgrade existing CATV infrastructure. …

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TriQuint Introduces New GaN MMIC Power Doublers for High Output CATV Infrastructure

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. of Hillsboro, Oregon USA, released its new gallium nitride (GaN) integrated power doubler for the CATV infrastructure. TriQuint’s new GaN MMIC amplifier offers high gain (24dB), and the company says it has excellent composite distortion performance (CTB/CSO), which is a critical characteristic in multi-carrier CATV environments. TriQuint …

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TI to acquire National Semiconductor

Dallas, Texas and Santa Clara, California USA — Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) and National Semiconductor today announced they have signed a definitive agreement under which TI will acquire National for $25 per share in an all-cash transaction of about $6.5 billion. The acquisition combines two industry leaders in …

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Strategy Analytics Predicts Growth for GaAs-based CATV Infrastructure

Strategy Analytics released its “GaAs Industry Forecast: 2009 – 2014”. The market research firm estimates the annual market value for GaAs based CATV infrastructure amplifier building blocks will grow at a CAAGR of 10 percent from 2009 to 2014. According to the company, the market value for CATV infrastructure amplifier …

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Diodes Incorporated Announces Rugged MOSFETs that Handle the Rigors of VoIP Communication Equipment

Dallas, Texas USA–Diodes Incorporated, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today has extended its MOSFET product line with the introduction of 60V N-channel devices tailored for use in VoIP communication equipment. Designed to handle the …

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RFMD(R) Expands Broadband Transmission Product Portfolio; World’s First 1.2GHz CATV Amplifiers Enable Enhanced, Bandwidth-Driven CATV Services

Koln, Germany — RF Micro Devices, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance RF components and compound semiconductor technologies, today announced the industry’s first 1.2 GHz broadband transmission products, enabling enhanced, bandwidth-driven services for CATV operators and their subscribers. The new products provide options for cable …

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RFMD Ships Pre-Production GaN-Based CATV Hybrid Amplifiers to U.S.-Based CATV Equipment Provider

RF Micro Devices of Greensboro, North Carolina USA, has begun pre-production shipments of gallium nitride (GaN)-based CATV (cable TV) amplifiers to major U.S.-based CATV equipment provider. RFMD points out that operators of hybrid fiber coax (HFC) networks are installing fiber capacity deeper into their networks (“fiber deep” networks) to address …

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RFMD Ships Pre-Production Gallium Nitride (GaN)-Based CATV Hybrid Amplifiers to Major U.S.-Based CATV Equipment Provider

RFMD’s GaN Hybrid Amplifiers Provide Highest Available RF Output Levels for Cable Operators in Fiber Deep Network Architectures Greensboro, North Carolina USA– RF Micro Devices, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, announced today that RFMD has commenced pre-production …

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