14 January 2010


Nitronex ships 200,000 devices to CATV amplifier supplier

Nitronex Corp of Durham, NC, USA, which manufactures gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) RF power transistors for the defense, communications, and industrial & scientific markets, says it has shipped over 200,000 custom devices to a major US-based cable television (CATV) amplifier supplier.

“Looking forward, we will build on our success in 2009 via the development of new products and the expansion of our organization in 2010 to enable additional applications in the CATV market that utilize the benefits of our GaN technology,” says president & CEO Charlie Shalvoy.

Nitronex claims that its custom device, inside the CATV amplifier, is better able to withstand voltage surges in CATV networks than competing GaAs devices due to the inherent robustness of its GaN technology. This device also enables higher output power than competing GaAs-based technologies, reducing network cost by requiring fewer amplifiers, the firm adds.

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