24 September 2010


TriQuint enters co-marketing agreement with design resource firm VIPER RF

VIPER RF Ltd of Sunderland, UK has entered into a co-marketing agreement with RF component maker and foundry services provider TriQuint Semiconductor Inc of Hillsboro, OR, USA in which it will offer design support and specialized RF expertise to help customers develop chips using TriQuint’s process technologies and design tools.

VIPER RF is a privately funded microwave and RF IC design and development consultancy and product-based company founded in 2008 that addresses markets including defence and security, communications and wireless applications, covering frequencies in the range DC–100GHz.

TriQuint’s foundry offers a range of process technologies including GaAs FETs (pHEMT and MESFET), InGaP HBT, BiHEMT and GaN, on 3-inch, 100mm and 150mm wafers. Customers include OEMs, fabless semiconductor and wireless startups. VIPER RF says that it joins an established network of design resources worldwide that each has the experience and tools to assist TriQuint’s customers in realizing their RF and microwave IC design goals.

“Third-party design expertise, such as that provided by VIPER RF, is invaluable to customers with limited design resources, and this type of co-marketing agreement provides tangible benefits to the entire RF ecosystem,” comments Mike Peters, TriQuint’s director of marketing for Commercial Foundry. “VIPER RF’s experience in GaAs MMIC and RFIC design, as well as its market focus, is a very good match to the application areas we address,” he adds.

“TriQuint is one of the world’s leading providers of GaAs and GaN foundry technologies,” comments VIPER RF’s CEO Jim Mayock. “We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship helping customers to use TriQuint’s foundry services profitably.”

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