RFMD Announces Availability of New pHEMT Process Technologies
GREENSBORO, N.C., July 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RF Micro Devices,
Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of
high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor
technologies, today announced its Foundry Services business unit has
expanded its portfolio of process technologies to include two additional
GaAs process technologies — RFMD's FD25 low noise pHEMT process and
RFMD's FET1H switching pHEMT process. The two additional GaAs pHEMT
process technologies are available immediately to foundry customers.
RFMD's 0.25-micron FD25 pHEMT process technology delivers low noise,
medium power and high linearity for applications including low noise
front ends and transmitter MMICs. RFMD's 0.6-micron FET1H pHEMT process
technology delivers low noise and high linearity switching of RF signals
for applications including wireless front ends, transmit/receive modules
and phased arrays.
The two new process technologies complement
RFMD's existing 0.3-micron FD30 pHEMT process technology, which was
made available to foundry customers in 2010 and is optimized for applications
including X-band phased array power amplifiers and 8-16 GHz wideband
military EW jammers.
The rapid growth in the wireless communications,
aerospace and defense, and radar/radar jammer markets continues throughout
the world, driven by end applications requiring the higher levels of
integration enabled by leading semiconductor technologies. This increases
the need for semiconductor foundries to develop and offer world-class
technologies with flexible high performance capabilities. RFMD's low
noise FD25 and high linearity switch FET1H technologies, along with
RFMD's existing FD30 0.3-micron power process technology, offer customers
the ability to design and manufacture world-class devices for a wide
range of application needs.
Bob Van Buskirk, president of RFMD's
Multi-Market Products Group (MPG), said, "Our FD25 0.25-micron and FET1H
0.6-micron processes further expand on our goal to provide the wireless
industry a technically advanced semiconductor foundry service offering.
We are pleased to expand and grow our foundry services business beyond
our current GaN and GaAs offerings to assist our customers in meeting
their individual market and product needs."
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