Cavendish Kinetics raises $36 million, transforms LTE Smartphones

Strategic investment expands successful RF MEMS product line to solve key radio performance bottlenecks in coming LTE devices 

SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 24, 2015: Building on the market success of its high performance RF MEMS antenna tuners,  Cavendish Kinetics announced today, that it has completed its final funding round with a strategic raise of $36 million, to accelerate the development of its next generation RF components. Cavendish’s new generation of RF components fully leverages its proven RF MEMS technology, and adds a range of virtually loss-less RF MEMS switches to its growing portfolio of industry leading RF MEMS tuners. Together the new components will enable a wide range of radio front-end applications, including the high-performance tuning of antennas, filters and power amplifiers as well as ultra-low loss switching of the RF signal path.

“There is a critical need for low loss RF switching as OEMs design radios for 4G and 5G capability, and commercializing our ultra-low loss RF MEMS switch to meet this need is a major focus for Cavendish, now that our first generation RF MEMS tuners have fully ramped and are shipping commercially” ,said Paul Dal Santo, CEO of Cavendish Kinetics. “SOI switch technology is fundamentally limited by its high insertion loss, and is not well suited for RF front-ends requiring high voltage handling or high linearity. Our RF MEMS switches will deliver a 10x improved ‘figure of merit’ compared to what today’s SOI switches can achieve, transforming the way LTE radios are designed.”

Cavendish’s new generation of RF MEMS components is based on a simple enhancement of the revolutionary ‘switchlet array’ design with its proven MEMS cycle life of over 100B cycles. In addition to providing virtually loss-less RF MEMS switches, Cavendish’s next generation of RF MEMS tuners will now provide increased tuning range and RF voltage handling, enabling additional radio performance gains. Samples of Cavendish’s new generation RF MEMS components will be available in the first quarter of 2016, and ramp into volume production in the second half of 2016.

About Cavendish Kinetics

Cavendish Kinetics ( www.cavendish-kinetics.com) is the leading provider of high-performance RF MEMS radio components for smartphones, handhelds and wearable devices. Cavendish’s SmarTune devices feature a MIPI RFFE interface, have been qualified beyond 100 billion cycles and are shipping in volume since 2014. Cavendish Kinetics is headquartered in San Jose, CA, with offices in Dallas, TX, China, Korea, and the Netherlands.



Contacts:

Cavendish Company Contact
Lars Johnsson

+1-408-480-8520 
Email Contact

Cavendish Media Contact
Chris Michaels
Excelerate PR
+1-805-390-0819
Email Contact




Review Article Be the first to review this article
 True Circuits: IOT PLL

Aldec

Featured Video
Editorial
Peggy AycinenaWhat Would Joe Do?
by Peggy Aycinena
DVCon Europe 2017: Munich and So much more
More Editorial  
Jobs
Senior Front-End RTL Design AE for EDA Careers at San Jose, CA
Senior R&D Engineer...Timing Closure Specialist for EDA Careers at San Jose or Anywhere, CA
Technical Support Engineer EU/Germany/UK for EDA Careers at N/A, United Kingdom
Upcoming Events
25th IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI-SoC 2017) at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates - Oct 23 - 25, 2017
ARM TechCon 2017 at Santa Clara Convention Center Santa Clara CA - Oct 24 - 26, 2017
MIPI DevCon Bangalore 2017 at The Leela Palace Bengaluru India - Oct 27, 2017
MIPI DevCon Hsinchu City 2017 at Sheraton Hsinchu Hotel Taiwan - Oct 31, 2017
CST: Webinar series
TrueCircuits: UltraPLL



Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise