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8 October 2019

Qorvo acquires Cavendish Kinetics

Qorvo Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA (which provides core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications) has acquired RF MEMS antenna tuning technology provider Cavendish Kinetics Inc of San Jose, CA, USA. Qorvo has been a lead strategic investor in Cavendish Kinetics since 2015.

The Cavendish Kinetics (CK) team will continue to advance RF MEMS technology for applications across Qorvo’s product lines and transition the technology into high-volume manufacturing for mobile devices and other markets.

“The addition of Cavendish Kinetics allows us to build on Qorvo’s market leadership in antenna tuning,” says Eric Creviston, president of Qorvo Mobile Products. “Several of the world’s leading smartphone suppliers have validated significant improvements in antenna performance through lower losses and higher linearity delivered by CK’s RF MEMS technology,” he adds. “Qorvo will build on the great work CK has done by optimizing and scaling the technology and applying it to other applications like infrastructure and defense.”

RF MEMS devices are used to tune both main and diversity smartphone antennas across low, mid and high bands, resulting in stronger signals and faster data rates. The devices maximize performance through outstanding Q-factor, improved linearity and extremely low insertion losses, offering potential for improving 4G and 5G system performance.

See related items:

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Cavendish Kinetics adds design wins and ramps shipments of RF MEMS tuners

Cavendish Kinetics raises $7m to support RF MEMS tuner design wins for LTE smartphones

Tags: MEMS

Visit: www.cavendish-kinetics.com

Visit: www.qorvo.com

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