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TriQuint's New GaN Solutions, Optical and Base Station Amplifiers Deliver Higher Performance and Efficiency for Commercial and Defense Systems

See TriQuint at EuMW – Stand 130/141 – October 8-10

Hillsboro, Oregon and Nuremberg, Germany - October 3, 2013 - TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, announced the release of new gallium nitride (GaN) transistors that offer superior gain, thermal management and efficiency for commercial and defense RF amplifier designs.

"TriQuint continues to address our customers' next generation requirements by delivering innovative high performance RF solutions. Products span from new industry-leading optical modulator drivers, to a new family of Small Cell amplifiers, to Spatium PAs that replace TWTAs, and our ever-growing portfolio of GaN based products and processes. TriQuint innovation is shaping the future for system performance and cost reductions," remarked James L. Klein, Vice President and General Manager for Infrastructure and Defense Products.

See TriQuint's new GaN products, processes and service solutions, Small Cell PA innovation, industry-leading optical drivers and Spatium, TriQuint's TWTA replacement technology, all during European Microwave Week at the Nuremburg Convention Center (October 8-10); Stand 130/141. Contact TriQuint to arrange a meeting at EuMW.

New GaN Solutions
TriQuint is announcing two new high-power GaN packaged transistors including the 200 Watt T1G4020036-FS/FL and the 285 Watt T1G2028536-FS/FL. Both devices offer excellent gain, which enables smaller RF amplifiers and reduced part-counts in many applications; both devices are widely exportable. The T1G2028536-FS/FL covers DC-2 GHz while the T1G4020036-FS/FL covers DC-3.3 GHz; both devices are ideal for commercial and defense applications including professional communications, commercial and defense radars, avionics and RF test systems.

TriQuint's new GaN transistors are joined by new GaN amplifiers and low-noise amplifiers that also deliver high efficiency and improved performance compared to competing products for wide-ranging commercial and defense applications. New GaN products include wideband LNAs covering 2-6 and 6-12 GHz with excellent gain. New amplifiers include a family of solutions that focus on the needs of S-band radar and other key frequencies with excellent gain and efficiency.

Small-Cell Innovation
TriQuint is introducing the first in a new family of 'small cell' integrated power amplifiers that also serve active antenna base stations. The new TGA2450-SM amplifier dramatically reduces board space while delivering high efficiency as a key component in 3G/4G mobile networks including LTE. The TGA2450-SM is sampling and now available; it meets Band 1 requirements while reducing PCB areas 50%. TriQuint has integrated amplifier solutions in development for additional global cellular bands. Contact TriQuint for details and sample information.

Industry-Leading SMT Optical Solutions
TriQuint also recently added four new SMT optical network modulator drivers to its industry-leading portfolio. These products expand the company’s line-up with devices that include miniaturized and integrated modules. TriQuint high performance optical components reduce overall system costs, simplify RF design and shrink board space for today's 100 Gb/s optical fiber networks and future 200/400G systems. Contact TriQuint for details and sample information.

Spatium Replaces TWTAs
TriQuint acquired CAP Wireless and its Spatium™ RF power combining technology that replaces traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) in communications and defense systems.This technology leverages TriQuint's position as a gallium nitride (GaN) pioneer and expands its expertise in high power RF solid-state amplifier systems.Spatium technology adds to the exceptional efficiency, bandwidth and ruggedness of TriQuint's product portfolio.In high power RF applications, Spatium delivers superior broadband RF power efficiency through the use of patented coaxial spatial combining techniques. Spatium provides other performance advantages including solid-state reliability, smaller form factors, higher power densities and reduced weight compared to either TWTA-based systems or conventional planar power combining products. Contact TriQuint for Spatium product details.

GaN LNAs
Part Number
Frequency Range (GHz)
P1dB /
IIP3 (dBm)
Gain (dB)
NF
(dB)
Voltage / Current
(V /mA)
Package Style
2 - 6
25
25
1
10 / 100
Die
6 - 12
25
25
1.5
10 / 100
Die

 

GaN Transistors
Part Number
Description
Frequency (GHz)
Psat (dBm)
LS Gain (dB)
PAE
(%)
Bias
(V /mA)
Package Style
T1G4020036-FS/FL
200W Pkg.Transistor
DC-3.3
56
13
50
36 / 720
Cer. Flat Lead
285W Pkg.Transistor
DC-2
54.2
16
54
36 / 576
Cer. Flat Lead

 

GaN Amplifiers
Part Number
Frequency (GHz)
Psat (dBm)
LS Gain (dB)
PAE
(%)
Bias
(V /mA)
Package Style
ECCN
TGA2597
2-6
33
23
30
25 / 170
Die
EAR99
2.7-3.8
41
25
52
28 / 175
Die
3A001.b.2.a
2.7-3.8
42.5
24.5
52
28 / 225
Die
3A001.b.2.a
3-3.5
49
22
55
28 / 125
Die
3-3.5
50
22
55
28 / 150
Die
9-10
48
10
35
24 / 2400
Flange
3A001.b.2.a

 

Small Cell Integrated PA
Part Number
Description
Frequency Range (GHz)
Average Output Power (W)
PAR / P3dB (dBm) / (W)
Gain (dB)
Vcc/ PAE
(%)
Linearity (dBc)
Package Style
PA Module with Integrated Doherty
2.11-2.17
2.5
7.5-8 / 18
35
18 & 5 / 35
-55 ACLR
SMP

 

Optical Modulator Drivers
Part Number
Description
Frequency (GHz)
Vpp
Gain (dB)
3dB BW
+V
IQ (mA)
28 Gb/s 6 Vpp Differential Driver; 6x6mm2
DC-28
4-8
22
25
4-5
450
CFP2 / CFP4 Pkg'd Driver; 4x3mm2
DC-32
1.5
10
28
3.3
50
TGA4894-SL
100 Gb/s Linear Dual Driver, 2 Internal Bias-T's
DC-34
5-8
35
25
5-7
650
Optical Clock Driver with Integrated AGC
11.3, 14.5 16.5 (11-17)
27 dBm
27
17
6
210

 

Visit TriQuint during European Microwave Week October 8-10 at the Nuremburg Convention Center in Stand 130/141. Visit our How to Buy web page for local assistance. Contact TriQuint for EuMW product details, to request samples, or to arrange a meeting during European Microwave Week.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS:
This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding TriQuint's intent to implement a program to repurchase shares of its common stock, the manner in which such program will be implemented, and the level of investment and sources of funding for the program. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied in the statements herein. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include, among others, termination or suspension of the repurchase program, which may occur at any time, changes in the manner in which we implement the program, we may use substantially less than the full $75 million allocated under this repurchase program, fluctuations in the market price of our common stock and other risk factors described in TriQuint's reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These reports can be accessed at the SEC web site, www.sec.gov. Except as required by law, TriQuint undertakes no obligation to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements. A reader of this release should understand that it is not possible to predict or identify all risk factors and should not consider the risk factors described in TriQuint's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission to be a complete statement of all potential risks and uncertainties.

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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