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Compound Semiconductor Industry Review July - September 2015: Microelectronics



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Financial results in the microelectronics sector of compound semiconductor segment were just about universally positive this quarter, indicating continuing growth in the market. There is increased activity in the RF CMOS sector, with several companies announcing 200mm and 300mm RF SoI processes. In addition, several of these processes target products in millimeter wave applications. This report summarizes important financial results, product announcements, organizational changes, developments and trends for the July - September 2015 quarter in the microelectronics segment of the compound semiconductor industry.
Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary 3
2. Introduction 5
3. MMICs 11
3.1 Company Results 11
3.1.1 WIN Semiconductors Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results 11
3.1.2 Microsemi Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results 11
3.1.3 Skyworks Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results 11
3.1.4 Freescale Semiconductor Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results 11
3.1.5 GigOptix Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results 11
3.1.6 MA-COM Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results 12
3.1.7 Qorvo Reports Fiscal 2016 First Quarter Results 12
3.1.8 ANADIGICS ReportsQ2 FY ’15 Financials 12
3.1.9 Avago Reports Q3 FY ’15 Financials 12
3.2 Contracts 13
3.2.1 Skyworks Enables D-Link's Wave 2 Wi-Fi Routers 13
3.2.2 Anadigics Shipping Wi-Fi Infrastructure FEICs for 802.11ac Router 13
3.2.3 ANADIGICS Ships Wi-Fi PA to Ubiquiti Networks 13
3.3 New Products 13
3.3.1 Marki Microwave Introduces Microlithic PDK Version 2.0 13
3.3.2 RichardsonRFPD Introduces DC–50 GHz Amplifier from MA-COM 13
3.3.3 UMS Launches pHEMT Power Amplifier 14
3.3.4 RichardsonRFPD Announces GaN RF Power Transistor from Qorvo 14
3.3.5 RichardsonRFPD Introduces DOCSIS 3.1 Active Components from MA-COM 14
3.3.6 Fairview Launches High-Rel Broadband Power Amplifiers Family 14
3.3.7 Guerrilla RF Ramps Production of Ultra-LNA Devices 15
3.3.8 Pasternack Introduces Variable Waveguide Attenuators up to 110 GHz 15
3.3.9 MicroWave Technology Releases Pre-Amplifiers for MRI Applications 15
3.3.10 RichardsonRFPD Introduces Power Amplifier from MA-COM 15
3.3.11 Pasternack Enterprises Introduces Bi-directional RF Amplifiers 16
3.3.12 RichardsonRFPD Introduces Anaren Xinger Couplers for Aerospace & Defense 16
3.3.13 MA-COM Adds 2W & 4W Ka-Band Power Amplifiers 16
3.3.14 Analog Devices Introduces 24-35GHz Distributed Driver Amplifier 16
3.3.15 Sumitomo Electric Introduces 200W X-Band GaN IMFETs 17
3.3.16 Sumitomo Electric Expands Satcom Offerings with Ku-Band Devices 17
3.3.17 Qorvo Announces 3W Ka-band GaN Amplifier 17
3.3.18 ANADIGICS Introduces Three Small Cell Power Amplifiers 17
3.3.19 Guerrilla RF Introduces Broadband Pre-drivers for GaN PAs 17
3.3.20 Qorvo Announces Plastic Package GaN RF Transistors 18
3.3.21 Guerrilla RF Introduces LNA with Integrated Bypass 18
3.3.22 RichardsonRFPD Introduces 6W Ka-Band Power Amplifier from MA-COM 18
3.3.23 Pasternack Introduces Threshold Detectors 19
3.4 Other 19
3.4.1 MA-COM Technology Buys Headquarters Building 19
3.4.2 Custom MMIC Names Vice President of Sales & Marketing 19
3.4.3 MA-COM Announces Agreement to Divest Automotive Business 19
3.4.4 Infineon Announces Automotive Radar Chip Milestone 19
3.4.5 Analog Devices’ RF Design Tools Now Support Hittite Products 20
3.4.6 Skyworks Expands Filter Operations in Japan 20
3.4.7 HEICO Acquires Equity Stake in Midwest Microwave Solutions 20
3.4.8 Universal Microwave Technology Purchases Factory for Capacity Expansion 20
3.4.9 GigOptix Announces Public Offering of Common Stock 21
3.4.10 Ultra Electronics Completes Acquisition 21
3.4.11 POET Enters Into VCSEL Agreement With ANADIGICS 21
3.4.12 Qorvo Set to Double GaN Capacity 21
3.4.13 Qorvo Completes Share Repurchase Program 22
3.4.14 Airbus Group & Tronics Partner on RF-MEMS Switches 22
3.4.15 MA-COM & MIT Lincoln Labs Announce Field Tests of MPAR 22
3.4.16 GSI Board Rejects Latest Acquisition Proposal from GigOptix 22
3.4.17 GigOptix to Acquire Terasquare 23
4. POWER DEVICES 25
4.1 New Products 25
4.1.1 Advantech Wireless Develops 400W Ku-Band SSPA/SSPB 25
4.1.2 Advantech Wireless Expands SapphireBlu UltraLinear SSPA/SSPB Family 25
4.1.3 Freescale Introduces LDMOS Amplifiers for Industrial Radios 25
4.1.4 Analog Devices Introduces 2-50 GHz Power Amplifiers 25
4.1.5 MagnaChip to Develop Automotive Process with ABOV, UNIST & SNU 26
4.1.6 Continental uses Freescale Devices for Automotive Radar Modules 26
4.1.7 Cambridge Electronics Launches GaN Transistors & Power Electronic Circuits 26
4.1.8 EPC Develops Monolithic Nitride Power Transistor Half Bridge 27
4.1.9 EM Solutions Releases Ka-band Diamond Series for SATCOM Applications 27
4.1.10 Advantech Wireless Announces SSPAs for Scientific Applications 27
4.1.11 Fairchild Launches Mid-Voltage MOSFET in an 8x8 Dual Cool Package 27
4.1.12 IXYS Introduces 650V Ultra Junction X2-Class Power MOSFETs 28
4.1.13 Infineon Introduces GaN-On-SiC RF Power Transistors 28
4.1.14 Diamond Microwave Launches 1kW Pulsed GaN X-band SSPA 29
4.1.15 Freescale Introduces RF Power Transistor to Replace Magnetrons 29
4.1.16 EPC Develops Dual E-mode 120V Power Transistor 29
4.1.17 GaN Systems Develops 650V, 100A GaN Power Transistors 29
4.1.18 Advantech Wireless Expands SapphireBlu SSPA/SSPB GaN Family 29
4.1.19 Advantech Wireless Develops 150W to 400W X-Band Rackmount SSPA/SSPB 30
4.2 Other 30
4.2.1 Cree Acquires Arkansas Power Electronics International 30
4.2.2 ROHM Semiconductor Completes Powervation Acquisition 30
4.2.3 SEMI China Founds Power & Compound Semiconductor Committee 30
4.2.4 GaN-Based PAs Used To Transmit 4K Ultra HDTV 31
4.2.5 Imec Offering Joint Research on GaN-on-Si 200mm Technology 31
4.2.6 GE To Establish SiC Packaging Center in New York State 31
4.2.7 Cree Announces Wolfspeed as New Name for Power & RF Business 32
4.2.8 Intersil Acquires Great Wall Semiconductor 32
4.2.9 Advantech Wireless Appoints New Senior VP, Global Sales 32
4.2.10 EPC Publishes DC-DC Conversion handbook 32
4.2.11 US Energy Department to Award $22 Million for Wide-bandgap Technology 33
4.2.12 Ascatron Gets A-round Funding 33
5. Silicon Devices 35
5.1 Company Results 35
5.1.1 TowerJazz Reports Q2 FY ’15 Financials 35
5.1.2 Rubicon Technology Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results 35
5.1.3 Maxlinear Reports Q2 FY ‘15 Financials 35
5.1.4 Analog Devices ReportsQ3 FY ’15 Financials 35
5.2 New Products 36
5.2.1 Peregrine Semiconductor Introduces 300mm RF SOI Technology Platform 36
5.2.2 Microsemi Announces RF Module for Implantable Medical Device Applications 36
5.2.3 Linear Technology Launches Wideband SiGe Mixer 36
5.2.4 Peregrine Semiconductor Announces Next Chapter in Intelligent Integration 36
5.2.5 TowerJazz & TPSCo Announce 300mm RF SOI Technology 37
5.2.6 QEOS & GlobalFoundries to Offer CMOS for Millimeter Wave Markets 37
5.2.7 RichardsonRFPD Introduces Dual Differential SPDT Switch from Peregrine 37
5.3 Other 38
5.3.1 GLOBALFOUNDRIES Completes Acquisition of IBM Semiconductor Business 38
5.3.2 imec & Partners Collaborate on Silicon Photonics Prototyping Services 38
5.3.3 IBM Research Alliance Produces 7nm Node Test Chips 38
5.3.4 TowerJazz & Anatrix Develop Rad Hard RF ASIC 38
5.3.5 Soitec Appoints CFO 39
5.3.6 RFaxis and Silicon Labs Partner on IoT and Smart Home Applications 39
5.3.7 Peregrine Semiconductor Certified as Qualified Manufacturers List Supplier 39
5.3.8 SEMI Reports Record Silicon Wafer Shipment Levels to Continue 39
5.3.9 Peregrine Semiconductor Expands Into New San Diego Headquarters 40
5.3.10 Diodes Inc. to Buy Pericom Semiconductor 40
5.3.11 Freescale Acquires CogniVue 40
5.3.12 SEMI Reports Q2 2015 Semiconductor Equipment Figures 40
5.3.13 Soitec & Simgui Announce 200mm SOI Wafers Produced in China 41
5.3.14 European Commission Approves NXP Acquisition of Freescale 41
5.3.15 Samsung Electronics Opens New U.S. Semiconductor Headquarters 41


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