TriQuint's new RF power transistor line includes products marketed previously by Peak Devices, Boulder, Colorado (USA), that were acquired by TriQuint Semiconductor in August, 2007. This substantial LDMOS power transistor line complements TriQuint's extensive selection of transistors, amplifiers, switch and filter devices for wireless handsets and networked RF communications applications already marketed throughout China.
"We are pleased to expand our product offering for Chinese manufacturers," said Richard Lin, Asia Sales Director. "The new devices added to the TriQuint portfolio cover frequencies from 865MHz to 2.7GHz with RF output power from 30 Watts up to 180 Watts using LDMOS technology. Through offices in Shenzhen and Shanghai, and through Avnet Asia Pacific, manufacturers now have access to one of the most complete and diverse portfolios for their RF, power, filter and switching needs."
TriQuint's new RF power transistor line was introduced in Shenzhen, China today during the 13th Annual International IC-China Conference and Exhibition. Each year this event introduces the latest advancements in electronics engineering to manufacturers and suppliers in major cities across China. The 2008 four-city event began February 28th and will end March 11th; tour cities include: Chengdu, Shenzhen, Beijing and Shanghai.
The newly-introduced product portfolio supports the needs of wireless telecommunications base stations and MMDS (multichannel multipoint distribution service) applications, offering a local, reliable source for manufacturers supporting China's continued telecommunications expansion.
Growth of China's wireless networks continues to set records. China now has more mobile subscribers than most countries have citizens (330 million in mid-2007 and growing rapidly). Governmental decisions to encourage market entry by foreign vendors will bolster growth, according to an iSuppli research forecast(1) that China's 3G value-added services market will grow to $19.5 billion in 2011.
RF power transistors based on silicon LDMOS remain among the most popular for signal amplification in RF systems due to their high linearity, gain and efficiency, combined with cost-effectiveness born of multiple developmental generations in the commercial market. These new products complement TriQuint's gallium arsenide (GaAs) transistors, amplifiers and switches as well as surface acoustic and bulk acoustic wave (SAW / BAW) filters now marketed across China.
"Customers now have more choices: the cost-effective, high performance of LDMOS as well as the advantages of highly-efficient, highly-linear GaAs devices that enable the RF engineer to simplify product decisions around customer needs," remarked Mr. Lin.
The new LDMOS product line is available now in China and worldwide through TriQuint's network of direct and representative salespeople. For a detailed list of TriQuint RF products, visit www.triquint.com/china or www.triquint.com and register for new product details at www.triquint.com/china/rf or www.triquint.com/rf. To contact Avnet Asia Pacific, visit: www.avnet.com/home
(1) As reported in a July 27, 2007 EE Times magazine article.
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Founded in 1985, we "Connect the Digital World to the Global Network"(TM) by supplying high-performance RF modules, components and foundry services to the world's leading communications companies. Specifically, TriQuint supplies products to four out of the top five cellular handset manufacturers, and is a leading gallium arsenide (GaAs) supplier to major defense and space contractors. TriQuint creates standard and custom products using advanced processes that include gallium arsenide, surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technologies to serve diverse markets including wireless handsets, base stations, broadband communications and military. TriQuint is also lead researcher in a 3-year DARPA program to develop advanced gallium nitride (GaN) amplifiers. TriQuint, as named by Strategy Analytics in August 2007, is the number-three worldwide leader in GaAs devices and the world's largest commercial GaAs foundry. TriQuint has ISO9001 certified manufacturing facilities in Oregon, Texas, and Florida and a production plant in Costa Rica; design centers are located in North America and Germany. Visit TriQuint at www.triquint.com/rf to register for our newsletters.
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
Mr. Richard Lin, +86-21-6886-3569
Director — Asia Sales
Mr. Mike Lincoln, +1-720-406-1221 ext. 201
Product Marketing Director
Mr. Mark Andrews, +1-407-884-3404
Strategic MarComm Manager