Qorvo formed by the merger of RFMD and TriQuint, Suppliers of leading RF semiconductor solutions
Qorvo formed by the merger of RFMD and TriQuint, completed on January 1, 2015, building on the strengths of TriQuint and RFMD it provides unmatched competitive advantages in manufacturing, product leadership, engineering, customer relationships. Qorvo provides a comprehensive roadmap of new products, technologies to the world’s leading customers. The new business has over 6,000 global employees and combined revenue of $2.1 billion, it can be tracked on the US Nasdaq ticker QRVO
Business will be focussed on 3 main areas:
- Mobile Devices – Smartphones, Handsets, Tablets, Connected Devices, High Performance Wi-Fi
- Network Infrastructure, Optical, Base Station, CATV/Broadband, Wi-Fi
- Defence and Aerospace – Avionics systems, Defence, Radio.
Future of a connected world will depend on Qorvo’s products and technology, building on high speed data transfer to mobile devices or high reliability secure communication for Military and Government. Qorvo will feed a diverse base of customers serving mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defence applications.
Development of mobile devices will continue to accelerate, next-generation communications and network infrastructure, radar and avionics systems and will even provide the glue that connects the “Internet of Things”.
Growth of mobile radio components for base-station and mobile users is expected to continue, all this across more bands, 4G/LTE, carrier aggregation, and multi-in multi-out (MIMO) technologies. New technologies will support higher-speed LTE, providing new challenges for filters, power amplifiers, receive modules and antenna tuners.
The portfolio of products includes gain block amplifiers, linear amplifiers, power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, digital step attenuators, variable gain amplifiers, frequency converters, switches and duplexers, as well as a wide selection of RF and IF SAW and BAW filters.
Qorvo is also helping cable operators and multi-system operators easily upgrade existing CATV infrastructure to meet the new DOCSIS 3.1 standard, which increases downstream data rates from 160 Megabits per second (Mb/s) to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbit/s), and upstream data rates from 120 Mb/s to 1 Gbit/s when compared to DOCSIS 3.0. Qorvo’s DOCSIS 3.1 family includes the industry’s broadest selection of 1.2GHz power amplifiers in both hybrid and multi-chip module form factors.
These use GaN HEMT process technology, with optimal linearity and output power while providing robust reliability. Due to the high output and gain benefits, Qorvo’s GaN amplifiers enable cable operators to upgrade their existing equipment within current locations, saving on both installation time and cost.
GaN is needed to advance the state of the art in defence and commercial markets and Qorvo is leading the evolution of GaN into commercial power markets with innovative GaN technology utilizing 6-inch wafers.
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