RF Communications

Cree’s Wolfspeed Business Acquires Infineon RF Power Bussiness Assets

Cree’s Wolfspeed business has acquired the Radio Frequency (RF) Power Business assets of German company Infineon Technologies AG for about € 345 million. The deal extends Cree’s Wolfspeed business unit’s wireless market opportunity. Infineon continues to encourage key growth sectors including renewables, electro-mobility, autonomous driving, and technologies for a connected …

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U.S. Marine Corp Approves Northrop Grumman G/ATOR System for Early Fielding

The Northrop Grumman Corporation of Rolling Meadows, Illinois reports that the United States Marine Corp has approved its AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) for early fielding. This approval follows the delivery of the final Lot 1 and Lot 2 Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) G/ATOR system to the Marines. According …

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Microchip Technology to Acquire Microsemi

Microchip Technology Incorporated of Chandler, Arizona, a supplier of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions and Microsemi Corporation of Aliso Vieojo, California, a provider of semiconductor solutions have signed a definitive agreement under which Microchip will acquire all of Microsemi’s stock for about $8.35 billion or $68.78 per share in cash. …

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MACOM Introduces MAGM Series of Gan-on-Si MMIC PAs for Massive MIMO Antenna Systems for the 5G Base Station Infrastructure

MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. of Lowell, Massachusetts USA, announced its new MAGM series of GaN-on-Si-based MMIC power amplifiers (PAs) optimized for massive MIMO antenna systems targeting the 5G base station infrastructure. The GaN-on-Si-based MMIC PAs simultaneously covering bands 42 and 43 with flat power and they boast superior power efficiency …

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Sequans and Skyworks Launch LTE-based IoT Connectivity Engine

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. of Irvine, California, and Sequans Communications S.A. of Paris, France, have introduced a turnkey connectivity engine for next-generation LTE-based IoT devices that can operate globally. The LTE-based IoT device solution builds upon their successful multi-year collaboration to develop the smallest LTE-based IoT device connectivity engine. Specifically, the …

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SPTS Gets Orders for Multiple Etch and Deposition Systems From GaAs Foundry Customers

SPTS Technologies, an Orbotech company based in Yavne, Israel, received about $37M in orders for multiple etch and deposition systems from two GaAs foundry customers. The customers who ordered the Omega® plasma etch, Delta® PECVD, and Sigma® PVD systems intend to use them to fabricate 4G and emerging 5G radio frequency …

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Mission Microwave Accelerates Production Deliveries of 200 Watt Ka-Band PAs

Mission Microwave Technologies of Sante Fe Springs, California, reported that it is has completed the initial delivery and qualification testing of its 200 Watt Ka-Band (30 GHz) Gallium Nitride (GaN) based products for a U.S.-based technology integrator. Mission Microwave is providing individual amplifiers and redundant systems based on its Titan …

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Anokiwave Releases 256-element, Reconfigurable 26 GHz Phased Array Antenna Kit for mmW 5G

Anokiwave, a San Diego, California based company that recently opened its millimeter wave design verification lab (Ref. Coverage), reports that the company is adding the 256-element, reconfigurable 26 GHz array to its family of Phased Array Antenna Innovator Kits. The company says that the new kit further enables the roll-out …

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Millimeter Wave Design Verification Lab of Anokiwave Opens

Anokiwave, Inc., of San Diego, California USA, a company supplying highly integrated IC solutions for millimeter wave (mmW) applications, announced the opening of a millimeter wave design verification laboratory in its San Diego office. The company says that the new laboratory enables rapid characterization of its mmW ICs for radar, …

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Exalos Orders Veeco Propel GaN MOCVD System for R&D of SLEDs

Veeco Instruments Inc. reported that Swiss firm Exalos ordered a Propel® GaN Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System. Exalos intends to utilize the Propel system for the research and development of high-performance broadband LEDs that the company calls superluminescent LEDs (SLEDs). This Swiss company is expected to receive the …

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