This week at the European Microwave Week, TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc had two things to celebrate. The 5th anniversary of its Design Center in Munich, and the 100 million milestone for a transmit (Tx) module designed and developed at this center. By integrating multiple power amplifiers, filtering, control circuitry, the switch function and ESD protection, these highly integrated GSM/GPRS and EDGE Tx modules allow cellular handset makers to replace several discrete parts with one integrated component.
Graham Teague, managing director for TriQuint Semiconductor GmbH said â€śThe establishment of the design center in Munich, a high tech hub for Europe, has helped TriQuint assemble a world-class engineering, technical and support team from all across Europe and has bolstered our GSM expertise. Today, we have a well rounded technology portfolio which supports all key air interfaces, from cost-effective GSM/GPRS and CDMA2000, to high-performance EDGE, WEDGE and EV-DO.â€ť
Contributing to this milestone is the recently announced volume shipments of TQM6M4028E QUANTUM Tx module to ZTE Corporation for use in Vodafoneâ€™s models 125 and 225, phones designed for the ultra low cost market.