"Reaching the 200-million shipping milestone is a momentous occasion for us," said Bryan Ingram, vice president and general manager of Avago Technologies' Wireless Semiconductor Division. "Our FBAR filters have become the de-facto industry standard for handsets used in the U.S. PCS market. FBAR has also enabled a robust front-end module business through the integration of semiconductor-based FBAR duplexers with E-pHEMT power amplifiers. As manufacturers continue to add features such as GPS, cameras and Bluetooth, the requirement for smaller radio front-end circuits is growing. We've shipped more than one million duplexer/PA front-end modules."
The current-generation filter products shipping in high volume are the Avago ACPF-7003 FBAR full-band transmit filter, the ACMD-7401 FBAR duplexer and the Avago AFEM-7731 front-end module (FEM). Smaller, next-generation FBAR duplexers for U.S. PCS and UMTS band I (1.3 mm high with 3.8 mm x 3.8 mm footprint) are also now shipping in volume.
Avago's FBAR duplexers are the industry's smallest form factor in volume production. They are built with Avago's innovative Microcap bonded-wafer, chip-scale packaging. Duplexers play a critical role in both narrow band CDMA (code division multiple access) and 3G handsets and data cards by separating incoming from outgoing communications to allow for simultaneous, two-way voice or data transmission.
Avago's FEMs are fully matched CDMA 1900-MHz products, integrating Avago's highly efficient E-pHEMT (enhancement-mode pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor) power amplifiers with a miniature FBAR duplexer and all matching circuitry into a compact chip-on-board module. Compared to designs using separate power amplifiers and duplexers, the Avago FEM features higher effective power-added efficiency for longer talk time, and high isolation and low loss in the receive band for high sensitivity.
Further information about Avago's FBAR products and technology is available at www.avagotech.com/rf.
Avago's Mobile Appliance Solutions
Avago is a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for today's highly integrated, feature-rich mobile handsets. In addition to FBAR filters and E-pHEMT and CoolPAM power amplifiers that save battery life and help shrink handset size, Avago provides CMOS image sensors that enable camera phones and notebook/mobile cams, infrared transceivers for transmitting data, surface-mount LEDs that provide backlighting styling options, proximity sensors that automate the speakerphone, and ambient light photo sensors that save battery life by controlling backlighting. No other component vendor offers all of these solutions for mobile appliances. More information about Avago's family of mobile appliance semiconductor solutions is available at www.avagotech.com/mobile.
About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is the world's largest privately held semiconductor company, with 6,500 employees and net revenue of $1.8 billion in fiscal 2005. Avago provides an extensive range of analog, mixed-signal and optoelectronic components and subsystems to more than 40,000 customers worldwide. The company serves three primary product categories comprising optoelectronics, RF/microwave components and enterprise ASICs, and is recognized for providing innovative, high-quality products along with strong customer service and the industry's best on-time delivery. Avago's heritage of technical innovation dates back 40 years to its Agilent/Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com.
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