Author: Eric Higham


Publication Date: Nov 30 2017


Pages: 41


Report Type: Report, Word



 Advanced Semiconductors

Compound Semiconductor Industry Review: July - September 2017




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Report Summary:

This report usually focuses on financial results of companies in the semiconductor industry and the trend of generally positive results across all segments continues. Of more interest are recently published reports indicating strong growth in the overall semiconductor and fab equipment market. Product announcements indicate GaN and SiC are gaining momentum in the power electronics market.



Table of Contents

3.1     Business  8

3.1.1       Skyworks Reports Q3 FY ’17 Financials  8

3.1.2       Microsemi Reports Q3 FY ’17 Financials  8

3.1.3       MACOM Reports Q3 FY’17 Financials  8

3.1.4       SEI Reports Q1 FY ’17 Financials  8

3.1.5       Qorvo Reports Q1 FY’18 Financials  9

3.1.6       II-VI Reports Q4 and FY ’17 Financials  9

3.1.7       AWSC Reports First-half 2016 Financials and Stock Buyback  9

3.1.8       WIN Semi Reports August Financials  9

3.2     New Products  10

3.2.1       Richardson RFPD Announces Power Amplifier from MACOM   10

3.2.2       Custom MMIC Expands Frequency Doubler Portfolio  10

3.2.3       Skyworks Introduces High-power Bluetooth PA Product Line for Mobile  10

3.2.4       Custom MMIC Offers Packaged 2-22 GHz Distributed LNA  11

3.2.5       I2R Nanowave Announces 2-40 GHz Amplifier 11

3.2.6       Infineon Technologies Develops RF SPDT Switch  11

3.2.7       Nuwaves Develops Power Amplifier Module Family  11

3.2.8       EPC Announces Wireless Power Demonstration Kit Transmitting Up to 33W   12

3.2.9       Qorvo Develops Asymmetric Doherty GaN Amplifier Module  12

3.2.10     Integra Technologies Announces 1kW L-band Radar Pallet Amplifier 12

3.2.11     EPC Introduces 60W Class-E Amplifier Development Board  13

3.2.12     Skyworks Announces VVA for Broad Market Applications  13

3.2.13     Skyworks Launches ZigBee/Thread/Bluetooth FEM   13

3.2.14     Wolfspeed Expands 28V GaN HEMT Portfolio  13

3.3     Other 14

3.3.1       Comtech Telecommunications Receives $4.1 Million Order 14

3.3.2       Comtech Telecommunications Receives In-Flight Connectivity Order 14

3.3.3       Saab Awarded USCG OPC Radar Contract 14

3.3.4       Saab Announces EW Family for the Gripen E/F  15

4.1     Business  16

4.1.1       BMW iVentures Leads Strategic Investment in GaN Systems  16

4.1.2       Infineon Reports Q3 FY ’17 Financials  16

4.1.3       Littelfuse to Acquire IXYS  16

4.1.4       SweGaN Strengthens Position with New Share Issue  16

4.2     New Products  17

4.2.1       IXYS Expands 1200V Dual SiC Schottky Diode Package Family  17

4.2.2       Infineon Launches OptiMOS Linear FET Family  17

4.2.3       IXYS Announces SSR with Thermal Shutdown and Current Limiting Capabilities  17

4.2.4       Wolfspeed Extends 50V GaN HEMT Family  18

4.2.5       Intersil Announces Family of Radiation-Tolerant Plastic ICs  18

4.2.6       Mitsubishi Electric Develops SiC Power Device  19

4.2.7       Infineon Launches Sixth-generation CoolSiC Schottky Devices  19

4.2.8       Xicom Technology Expands GaN SSPA Product Line  19

4.3     Other 20

4.3.1       Naval Research Laboratory Material May Allow GaN on Most Anything  20

4.3.2       SUNY Poly Awarded U.S. Department of Energy Research Grant 20

4.3.3       Fujitsu Claims Highest Output Power Density for W-Band GaN Transmitters  20

4.3.4       Power Electronics Industry Collaborative Adds New Executive Board Member 20

4.3.5       Microsemi Benefits from Membership in PowerAmerica  21

4.3.6       NIMS Develops Diamond-based MOSFET Logic Circuits  21

4.3.7       ARPA-E Awards CIRCUITS Program Funding  21

4.3.8       BluGlass Links with Griffith University and IMCRC for GaN HEMT Project 21

4.3.9       Energous Launches GaN-based Wireless Solution  22

4.3.10     Navitas Launches 65W GaN USB-PD Laptop Adapter 22

4.3.11     EPC to Present GaN-based Wireless Power Solution  22

4.3.12     Yaskawa Electric Develops Servo Motor 23

5.1     Business  24

5.1.1       TSMC Reports Q2 FY ‘17 Financials  24

5.1.2       UMC Reports Q2 FY ’17 Financials  24

5.1.3       Fujitsu Reports Q1 FY ‘17 Financials  24

5.1.4       NXP Reports Q2 FY ’17 Financials  24

5.1.5       TowerJazz Reports Q2 FY ’17 Financials  25

5.1.6       Analog Reports Devices Q3 FY ’17 Financials  25

5.2     New Products  25

5.2.1       I2R Nanowave Introduces New Electronically Tunable Filter Technology  25

5.2.2       Akoustis Technologies Ships First 4G/LTE BAW RF Filter Prototypes  25

5.2.3       Akoustis Technologies Ships 5.2 GHz BAW RF Filter Prototypes  26

5.2.4       Richardson RFPD Expands Peregrine Switch Offerings  26

5.2.5       Richardson RFPD Introduces RF Transistor from NXP  26

5.2.6       Richardson RFPD Introduces Transformer Driver 26

5.3     Other 27

5.3.1       Global Semiconductor Sales Increase in May  27

5.3.2       Peregrine Semiconductor Expands Executive Staff 27

5.3.3       TowerJazz and Tacoma Announce Partnership  27

5.3.4       DENSO Corporation uses TowerJazz SiGe Technology  28

5.3.5       Micron Advances Semiconductor R&D Capabilities with New Boise Facility  28

5.3.6       North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts July 2017 Billings  28

5.3.7       Microsemi Appoints New Member to Board of Directors  28

5.3.8       Imec Reports Low-Power IP Blocks for 5G   29

5.3.9       Peregrine Semiconductor Expands Patent Portfolio  29

5.3.10     GlobalFoundries Launches 8SW RF SOI Process  29

5.3.11     Infineon Technologies Sells Newport Fab to Neptune 6  30

6.1     Business  31

6.1.1       Mitel Completes Acquisition of Toshiba Unified Communications Systems Business  31

6.1.2       Oclaro Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results  31

6.1.3       POET Technologies Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter 31

6.1.4       Luna Sells High-Speed Optical Receivers Business to MACOM   31

6.1.5       NeoPhotonics Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter 32

6.1.6       Cree Reports Q4 and FY ’17 Financials  32

6.2     Datacom   32

6.2.1       Princeton Optronics Acquired by ams  32

6.2.2       Oclaro Appoints Global Communications Services Executive to Board of Directors  33

6.2.3       MACOM Announces Complete Portfolio for 10G PON OLT & ONU Infrastructure  33

6.2.4       MACOM Develops 100G Single Lambda Solution Scalable to 400G   34

6.2.5       API Technologies to Debut Optical Core Product Platform   34

6.2.6       MACOM Expands 12G-SDI Cable Driver and Equalizer Family  34

6.2.7       FOR-A Selects MACOM 12G Crosspoint 34

6.2.8       Oclaro Achieves in Production for Single Carrier 400G/Lambda Modulator 35

6.2.9       Oclaro Announces Production of 100G ER4-Lite QSFP28 Transceivers  35

6.2.10     Fujitsu, NEDO and PETRA Develop Optical Transceiver 35

6.3     Other 36

6.3.1       UNM Group to Develop 100GBps Semiconductor Laser 36

6.3.2       Princeton Infrared Technologies Develops Megapixel SWIR Camera  36

6.3.3       Toshiba Expands Lineup of Photorelays in DIP8 Packages  36

6.3.4       II-VI Acquires Kaiam’s UK Wafer Fab  37

6.3.5       Teledyne Introduces Wafer Level-Packaging to its LWIR Imaging Platform   37

6.3.6       Compound Semiconductor Centre Awards Development Project 37

6.3.7       Source Photonics and Credo Semiconductor Demonstrate 100G Connectivity  38

6.3.8       Source Photonics Expands 100G QSFP28 Transceiver Portfolio  38

6.3.9       HKUST/UCSB Team Demonstrates Quantum Dot Micro-lasers on Silicon  39

6.3.10     CST Global Receives Research Award  39

6.3.11     II-VI Launches Actively Cooled Laser Bars and Multi-Kilowatt Stacks  39

6.3.12     Source Photonics Establishes New Laser Fab in China  39

6.3.13     Philips Completes VCSEL Project 40

 

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