Opto/RF Communications

Oxford Instruments to Grow its Asia-Pacific R&D Center at ITRI

Oxford Instruments plc reported that it plans to increase personnel at its R&D base at the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan. The company also said it intends to leverage ITRI’s R&D capabilities to strengthen the relationship in developing innovative technologies. Vice President Jia-Ruey Duann and Finance Director of …

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TowerJazz RF Semiconductor Components Fill Need for Radar and Wireless Connectivity in Automotive Market

TowerJazz of Migdal Haemek, Isreal reported that its analog specialty RF and high-performance analog (HPA) manufacturing processes now address the rising demand for analog semiconductors in the fast-growing automotive market. According to TowerJazz, its RF and HPA related semiconductor components can be utilized in advanced driver assistance and autonomous driving …

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II-VI Acquires Integrated Photonics

II-VI Incorporated based in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania USA announced the acquisition of Integrated Photonics, Inc., headquartered in Hillsborough, New Jersey.The cash transaction valued at about $45.0 million at closing also comes with a $2.5 million earn out. The business will be a division of II-VI’s Photonics segment. Integrated Photonics Spun-out of …

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Applied Optoelectronics Introduces 100 Gbps PIN PD Array

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. of Sugarland, Texas reported the development of 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) PIN photodiode (PD) arrays for high-speed optical receivers. The high-performance InGaAs PIN PD array is a front illuminated photodiode with high responsivity, a large modulation bandwidth, and low dark current. Applied Optoelectronics designed the 4×25 …

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Fujitsu Lab Created GaN Power Amplifier Achieves Highest Output Density in W-band

Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. reported the development of a gallium-nitride (GaN) high-electron mobility transistor (HEMT) power amplifier for W-band (75-110 GHz) transmissions. Fujitsu claims that this GaN HEMT PA achieved the world’s highest output density in the W-band of 4.5 watts per millimeter of gate width. The company also …

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Skyworks Debuts High-Power Bluetooth PA

Skyworks Solutions says it has introduced a new category of high-power Bluetooth® power amplifier (PA) solutions for Mobile Applications. The new category starts with the PA, SKY85018-11. Skyworks says that the product targets Wi-Fi enabled smartphones, tablets and other portable devices. The SKY85018-11 is a highly integrated device that Skyworks says is particularly suited …

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Core-Backbone Employs Infinera Cloud Xpress 2 for Data Center Interconnect Among European Cities

German firm Core-Backbone reports that it has deployed the Infinera Cloud Xpress 2 for high-capacity data center interconnect (DCI) of the cities Vienna, Amsterdam, Munich, Nurenberg, and Frankfurt. Previously, Core-Backbone deployed the Infinera Cloud Xpress to deliver 100Gbps services between Nuremberg and Frankfurt. Core-Backbone to add Multi Terabit Capacity with Infinera …

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CST Global to Develop Single-Photon LEDs for Network Security Applications

CST Global, a UK-based III-V optoelectronics foundry and the wholly-owned subsidiary of Sivers IMA Holding AB, reported that the company leads the gallium antimony/gallium arsenide (GaSb/GaAs) Quantum Ring Single Photon LED (QR_SPLED) project. The QR_SPLED project hopes to mass-produce low-cost, single-photon LEDs (SPLEDs). The potential application of the technology is intrinsic …

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Skyworks Adds PAs Aimed at LAA and LTE-U Spectrum for Small Cell Base Stations

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. added new, high-efficiency power amplifiers targeting the License Assisted Access (LAA) and LTE unlicensed (LTE-U) spectrum for LTE-Advanced base stations. With the addition, the company expanded its portfolio of small cell solutions. To meet emerging requirements for the transition from 4G to 5G, wireless carriers and telecommunication manufacturers are …

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