Qorvo of Greensboro, NC, USA (which provides core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications) has completed its acquisition (announced at the end of January) of Custom MMIC of Westford, MA, USA, a supplier of gallium arsenide (GaAs) and gallium nitride (GaN) monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) for defense, aerospace and commercial applications.
Custom MMIC was founded in 2006 and has extensive experience developing MMICs at frequencies up to 70GHz. The firm provides Qorvo with small-signal mmWave expertise and a portfolio of more than 180 standard products including low-noise amplifiers (LNAs), mixers, attenuators, phase shifters and switches. President & chief technology officer Paul Blount joins Qorvo as a director of engineering for Infrastructure and Defense Products.
As part of Qorvo’s Infrastructure and Defense Products (IDP) business, the Custom MMIC team will continue to expand its millimetre-wave (mmWave) capabilities for products used in defense phased-array and AESA (active electronically scanned array) radars, electronic warfare, satellite communications, wireless backhaul and microwave test equipment.
“Custom MMIC’s best-in-class die and packaged components augment our power amplifiers to enable multi-chip modules for a broad range of defense, aerospace and commercial applications,” comments IDP president James Klein. “We look forward to building on Custom MMIC’s reputation as an outstanding strategic supplier to defense prime customers, as we expand our mmWave capabilities and product offerings for defense and commercial markets, including 5G.”
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