RF Micro Devices Expandes Its Range Of Wireless Front End offering » read source
RF Micro Devices, a the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency systems and solutions, will announce at its analyst day the introduction of new technologies developed by RFMD to enable unprecedented levels of functional integration in RF applications. RFMD offers wireless LAN solutions for all 802.11a, b, g and multi-mode standards. In addition to our flexible product portfolio, RFMD provides extensive applications support, reference designs and support documentation, all of which enable our customers to react quickly to changes within the WLAN market.
The new technologies include hermetically sealed wafer level packaging, micro-electro-mechanical-systems, integrated conformal shielding, gallium nitride, GaAs E/D pHEMT and GaAs BiFET. RFMD anticipates the new processes and enabling technologies will support the Company's forecasted growth in calendar year 2008 and extend the Company's reach into new cellular product categories, including cellular mode switches, filters, duplexers and other high performance RF components for cellular handsets.
The foundation for RFMD's new technology offerings is the Company's historical emphasis on Optimum Technology Matching, in which RFMD's designers select the optimum technology for each application according to considerations of cost and performance. RFMD's new technologies drive OTM one step further by leveraging a greatly expanded portfolio of enabling technologies optimized specifically for increased levels of functional integration in RF applications.
High speed, automated IC handlers and test equipment are used to ensure consistent lot-to-lot product uniformity. All products are 100 percent tested for critical RF and DC parameters. All production test data are evaluated using standard SPC techniques and then archived for future use. On completion of 100 percent final electrical testing, each test lot is sample tested to guarantee product performance to the specified test plan requirements. In addition to wireless opportunities, RFMD anticipates its new technologies will expand its growth prospects in markets targeted by its newly formed Multi-Market Products Group, including wireless infrastructure, wireless access, standard products, broadband/consumer and aerospace & defense.
RFMD is number one in RF. The leading independent research firm Gartner recently recognized RFMD as the number-one provider of digital subscriber RF devices and the number-one provider of cellular power amplifier and front end modules. RFMD's PowerStar power amplifiers with integrated power control for GSM/EDGE applications are designed to maximize transmitter yields and minimize design time while eliminating the need for external power control circuitry, allowing the module to be driven directly from the DAC output.