Power Amplifier Development Fuels Handset Evolution
Skyworks, TriQuint, RFMD, ANADIGICS and Mitsubishi Announce New Products
Boston, MA - May 2, 2012 - In advance of the February 2012 Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, the focus of leading GaAs device manufacturers - including RFMD, Skyworks, TriQuint Semiconductor and ANADIGICS---was on new power amplifier products to satisfy the growing trend for more frequency bands and modes in mobile handsets. The Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies Service (GaAs) viewpoint, "Compound Semiconductor Industry Review February 2012: Microelectronics," captures these product developments along with other product, technology, contract and financial announcements for semiconductor companies such as Hittite Microwave, Agilent, WIN Semiconductors, Mitsubishi, Cree, Analog Devices, Nujira, M/A-COM Technology and TowerJazz.
"Handsets continue to be the largest segment of the compound semiconductor market," noted Eric Higham, Director of the Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies Service. "As handsets evolve with increasing functionality and frequency bands, designers are developing new power amplifiers and module platforms to meet the innovative front-end architectures."
Asif Anwar, Director, Strategy Analytics Strategic Technologies Practice added, "In order to meet the stringent handset RF performance requirements, we are now seeing the large GaAs device manufacturers develop more multi-mode and multi-band power amplifier solutions that may be used alone, or integrated into modules."
This monthly Strategy Analytics research summarizes financial, product, contract and employment developments from leading compound semiconductor device suppliers from February 2012. These announcements address a variety of commercial and military applications that use gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), Silicon carbide (SiC), silicon germanium (SiGe) and complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technologies.
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