From the Wires
TriQuint’s New High-Efficiency MMPAs Extend Connectivity Time for Next-Gen Global 3G / 4G Smartphones
By: Business Wire
Feb. 19, 2013 07:00 PM
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, today announced two new high-performance Multi-band, Multi-mode Power Amplifiers (MMPAs) that extend browsing time while simplifying complex RF design for today’s increasingly sophisticated wireless devices. The highly integrated MMPAs support more frequency bands in 20% less board space than discrete architectures, and have already captured design wins in leading next-generation 3G / 4G smartphones.
“Customers have told us they will be migrating to our new MMPAs because these modules deliver longer battery life and extended operating time,” explained Shane Smith, Vice President of Global Marketing for Mobile Devices. “The versatile design of TriQuint’s new MMPAs also allows manufacturers to use a common platform to release new products at a faster pace, while controlling design and manufacturing costs.”
Aligned with a leading chipset supplier’s reference design, the TRIUMF™ TQM7M9050 supports five of the world’s most popular 3G / 4G bands in addition to quad-band GSM/EDGE. The high-efficiency 3G / 4G power amplifier (PA) outperforms its closest competitors, achieving nearly 46%* PAE. Its new cousin, the TRIUMF TQP9058, is almost identical, except that it features a different approach to controlling output power for the 2G PA that is compatible with reference designs from several other major chipset manufacturers. “We’ve expanded our product portfolio to align with multiple chipset vendors. In doing so, we’ve broadened our ability to serve several key customers,” said Smith.
Both MMPAs feature a two-gain-state WCDMA PA with low and high power modes to maximize talk time over the entire range of operating conditions. Each is fully matched with a coupler and band distribution switches, ideal for today’s small data-enabled phones. At 5x7mm, the highly integrated modules provide an ultra-small form factor to shrink overall product footprints while reducing external component count, minimizing assembly costs, speeding time to market and enabling industry-leading performance.
TriQuint’s new modules build on the company’s existing MMPA products, which are found in some of the world’s most sought-after smartphones. The TQM7M9023 also is included on a leading chipset supplier’s reference design. Another TriQuint MMPA, the TQM7M9053, offers higher efficiency at a lower cost. The company nearly tripled its MMPA shipments during the past year.
The TRIUMF™ MMPA TQM7M9050 and TQP9058 are currently sampling into many new wireless devices. Visit TriQuint in Booth 6E-84 at the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Feb. 25-28 for more information about the company’s MMPA solutions, or watch a new video about simplifying RF design with MMPAs. To locate one of TriQuint’s distributors, resellers or field sales representatives, please visit www.triquint.com/sales.
*Based on internal company estimates.
This TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TQNT) press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. The cautionary statements made in this press release should be read as being applicable to all related statements wherever they appear. Statements containing such words as “leading,” “high performance,” “best-in-class” or similar terms are considered to contain uncertainty and are forward-looking statements. A number of factors affect TriQuint’s operating results and could cause its actual future results to differ materially from any results indicated in this press release or in any other forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, TriQuint, including, but not limited to: those associated with the unpredictability and volatility of customer acceptance of and demand for our products and technologies, the ability of our production facilities and those of our vendors to meet demand, the ability of our production facilities and those of our vendors to produce products with yields sufficient to maintain profitability, as well as the other “Risk Factors” set forth in TriQuint’s most recent 10-Q report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This and other reports can be found on the SEC web site, www.sec.gov. A reader of this release should understand that these and other risks could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations expressed / implied in forward-looking statements.
FACTS ABOUT TRIQUINT
Founded in 1985, TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ:TQNT) is a leading global provider of innovative RF solutions and foundry services for the world’s top communications, defense and aerospace companies. People and organizations around the world need real-time, all-the-time connections; TriQuint products help reduce the cost and increase the performance of connected mobile devices and the networks that deliver critical voice, data and video communications. With the industry’s broadest technology portfolio, recognized R&D leadership, and expertise in high-volume manufacturing, TriQuint creates standard and custom products using gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technologies. The company has ISO9001-certified manufacturing facilities in the U.S., production in Costa Rica, and design centers in North America and Germany. For more information, visit www.triquint.com.
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